Upcoming Nonprofit Trainings

Board Development for Small and Volunteer-Led Nonprofits
September 10, 6:00-8:30pm
United Way, 50 Valley Street, Providence
Small nonprofit organizations are critical members of their communities, close to their members and responsive to their needs. The challenge for small or newer nonprofits – typically with one or no paid staff members – is that the board of directors often serves as the volunteer corps for the organization. This means that they function as both service providers AND governance leaders.  This workshop, led by Dr. Jill Pfitzenmayer Vice President of Capacity Building at the Rhode Island Foundation, is specifically geared towards small nonprofit organizations working in any sector (e.g. human services, arts and culture, environment) negotiating the challenges and opportunities involved in having and engaging a working board. Topics covered will include:

  • What are the core responsibilities for all nonprofit board members?
  • As a board member, how do you balance your role in governance with your role providing services or programs to your community?
  • How do you effectively fundraise for your organization as a board member?
  • What are your options for growth (e.g. should you hire staff, or should you remain an all-volunteer organization)?
    The Rhode Island Foundation will be presenting this training in partnership with Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.  Register

Using Strategic Measures to Accelerate Social Impact
New Date — September 24, 8:30-11:30am
United Way, 50 Valley Street, Providence
All organizations struggle with leveraging resources in a way that provides the greatest impact.  Meaningfully measuring impact to communicate to management, board and donors is critical. Learn from Rebeka Mazzone and other expert volunteers from Citrin Cooperman how to identify what measures will work best for you and how to develop a Balanced Scorecard to provide a comprehensive view of your organization.  Register

Portraits of Generosity: 2018 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy
Wednesday, October 23, 8:30-10:00am
United Way of Rhode Island, 50 Valley Street, Providence
What are the trends in giving and volunteering among America’s high net worth households? What causes do they support, and why? How can nonprofits use this knowledge to advance their missions? Join Hannah B. Kanstroom, Philanthropic Strategist with Bank of America Private Bank’s National Consulting and Advisory Practice, for an in-depth discussion of the latest study findings.  Register