Upcoming Nonprofit Opportunities
Recovery, Resilience and Resources: COVID’s Impact on Rhode Island Nonprofits
September 29, 3:00-4:30pm
For the last 18 months, Rhode Island nonprofits have shouldered a tremendous responsibility as the frontline crisis responders, trusted voices, and compassionate, committed innovators in communities across the state. They have adapted services and programming to an ever-shifting public health crisis; persisted in their work as expenses and need increased and revenues declined; and have continued to address issues of equity and inequality that have been highlighted by the pandemic and economic crises.
Join us to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector in Rhode Island, as well as the resource and capacity building supports needed to move the sector forward–from recovery to resilience.
Thank you to the over 300 Rhode Island nonprofits who responded to the survey — your time and input have provided essential data to tell the sector’s story to funders, policymakers and the public.
Previous Events and Resources
GCRI Event Recording:
Partnering with RI Cities and Towns Around American Rescue Plan Funding and Beyond
Providing Input on Spending of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds —
State and local governments are actively deciding how to spend the funds allocated to them under the American Rescue Plan Act. To equip governments and nonprofits with the best information and framework for prioritizing this spending for the public good, the National Council of Nonprofits published a Special Report, Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits: Principles, Recommendations, and Models for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. It shares guidance based in part on recent examples from across th e country to help governments and charitable nonprofits work together serving people in local communities.
- Special Report: Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits: Principles, Recommendations, and Models for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, National Council of Nonprofits, June 22, 2021.
- Making the Case for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Charitable Nonprofits, Special Edition of Nonprofit Advocacy Updates, June 22, 2021, announcing the Special Report.
- Nonprofits Must Speak Up Now to Protect COVID-19 Recovery Funds, Tim Delaney and Tiffany Gourley Carter, Nonprofit Quarterly, June 23, 2021.
- Using the Advocacy Tools You Have, National Council of Nonprofits, June 28, 2021.
If you would like to help your participants access direct federal funding for families and individuals, please make sure they know about the Child Tax Credit as well as the federal rental assistance available through Rhode Island. You can direct families to call 2-1-1, or these two websites:
Child Tax Credit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/
Rental Assistance: https://www.rihousing.com/rentreliefri/
Thank you for helping to get the word out about these important supports, and thank you for joining us for this event.
Navigating PPP Forgiveness — GCRI Nonprofit Session with Citrin Cooperman
Co-creating a New, Better Nonprofit-Funder Ecosystem
Many leaders are talking about getting to a “new normal” in our pandemic-altered reality. But we all know that the pre-COVID “normal” was not necessarily a standard we want to return to. The pandemic has highlighted many of the inequities and challenges that fall disproportionately on communities of color and lower-income families. The pre-COVID “normal” nonprofit-funder ecosystem included structural inequities and ineffective and inefficient funding structures.
We have an opportunity to work collaboratively in the midst of this crisis to not only triage urgent needs, but also to make lasting improvements and develop meaningful innovations within that ecosystem, to build a “new better” that truly does support the growth of stronger, more equitable communities.
GCRI is starting a “New Better” Initiative to surface those opportunities for re-envisioning and improving the charitable sector in Rhode island. We will be having nonprofit discussions, as well as parallel funder discussions, leading us to shared convenings and discussions to help develop some shared goals and values towards a New Better.
External Events and Professional Development Opportunities
Racism and the Economy: Focus on Health
September 9, 2:00-4:30pm
Federal Reserve Bank
Poverty and Hardship — Then and Now — Annual Census Poverty Data Webinar
September 9, 2:00pm
Coalition on Human Needs
Fundraising Friday: A Bootstrap Capital Campaign and What You Can Learn from It
September 10, 9:00am
Succeeding with Succession & Nonprofit Executive Transitions
September 14, noon
BridgespanYour Board and Fundraising
September 14, 1:00-4:00pm
Fee: $49 through September 6
20 Years After 9/11: Lessons in Solidarity
September 14, 3:00-5:00pm
Building Movement Project and SolidarityIs
Introduction to Grant Writing
September 15, 10:00am-noon
Do’s and Don’ts of a GuideStar Profile — Maximize Your Fundraising Potential
September 15, 2:00-2:30pm
Unearthing, Acknowledging and Addressing Bias
September 17, 9:00am
Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance
Champions for Change 2021 Virtual Conference — Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact
September 21-October 5
Creating A Meaningful Brand for Your Nonprofit
Tech Networks Boston
8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors
September 21, 1:00p m
Fee: $49 through September 13
September 22, noon
United Way of Rhode Island
Next-Level Fundraising: Creative Industry Developments, Compliance Issues, and Legal Risks Affecting Charitable Solicitation
September 28, 12:30
MassSaves Financial Health and Wellness Summit
October 15, 9:00am
The Midas Collaborative
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GCRI nonprofit sessions are designed for nonprofit staff and Board members. If you are a nonprofit consultant or an individual unaffiliated with a nonprofit, please contact Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is additional space available, as we prioritize the attendance of nonprofit staff and Boards at these sessions.
Information about external events and organizations is included as a courtesy and is not designed as an endorsement of any organization or program.