Collette Celebrates Founders Day with Service

GCRI member Collette celebrated its Founders Day with a variety of employee service projects.  Over 200 employees volunteered in projects including literacy kits with United Way, food sorting at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, book sorting and distribution for Books Are Wings, and food packaging for RISE Against Hunger.  Collette volunteers packaged 30,000 meals…

Women’s Fund September Event Highlights Female Entrepreneurs

The Women’s Fund of RI’s September Cocktails and Conversations event will feature a speaking panel highlighting local female entrepreneurs who’ve created products for women.  Sponsored by 10,000 Small Businesses, the event will take place on September 13.  More information  

Rhode Island Foundation and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI Team Up to Recognize Nonprofit Excellence

Nonprofit organizations have until July 24 to apply for the Rhode Island Foundation’s 2017 Best Practice Awards. Winners will receive a $1,000 grant, a promotional video highlighting their work and tuition waivers for professional development workshops. “This is a powerful way for nonprofits to showcase their innovative work while sharing achievements that have the potential…

Impacts of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving

What effect would the proposed tax reforms have on charitable giving? What would be the impact of allowing all taxpayers to take the charitable tax? How might these proposals impact tax revenue collected by the Treasury? New research commissioned by Independent Sector and conducted by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy provides insights on…

Immigration Workshop Available for Community Leaders and Practitioners

Immigration lawyers from Roger Williams Immigration Law Clinic, Rhode Island Center for Justice and Rhode Island Parent Information Network will present a workshop on July 12, from 2:00-4:00pm, centered on the rights of immigrants and people who may be undocumented or unsure about their citizenship status, the rights of practitioners workingw ith people who are…

Managing an Endowment in a Low Interest Rate Environment

GCRI’s sister organization in Massachusetts, Associated Grant Makers (AGM) recently partnered with Fiduciary Trust on a survey of endowments and foundations to understand how leaders are operating in a low-interest rate environment.  Check out the resulting report outlining findings about fundraising, investing, grant-making, spending and board governance.