Upcoming Opportunities


We are proud to provide opportunities for nonprofits to strengthen organizational capacity through topic-focused workshops.

 Larson Gunness, of Gunness Financial, instructs attendees on 'creating and managing a budget.'
Our workshops enable staff, board members, and volunteers at Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to learn skills and techniques that will enable them to better achieve their organizations' missions.

Check out our programs

Capacity building workshops

These workshops will be facilitated by our Jill Pfitzenmayer and Keith Tavares. An optional networking lunch (12-1 p.m.) for attendees will follow all presentations.

Introduction to Fund Development
February 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of creating and implementing a fund development plan, including strategies for engaging, cultivating, and soliciting funding sources. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice their fundraising skills in a supportive environment.

Introduction to Board Service
Match 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Participants will learn best practices when it comes to serving on a nonprofit board of directors. This workshop will tackle topics pertaining to board service and will touch on the basic responsibilities every nonprofit board member should know.

Successful Board Fundraising
April 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Participants will learn concrete steps to make every board member a fundraiser. This workshop is aimed specifically at board members with passion for mission and limited experience around fund development.

Introduction to Grant Writing
May 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Participants will learn typical components in most grant requests, including the Rhode Island Foundation grant application, and tips for how to write a competitive grant proposal.

Board chair learning breakfasts

This monthly convening, specifically for new and seasoned board chairs, will include a mini-workshop and peer discussion focused on specific topics. Breakfast meetings will be held in Providence and at locations around the state.

How to run a great board meeting
February 8, 9-10:30 a.m.
At the Rhode Island Foundation

Please check back for additional breakfast sessions.


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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