Upcoming Nonprofit Opportunities

GCRI Events

Using Local Data to Inform Community Strategies

GCRI members Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Tufts Health Plan Foundation, and the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island have recently released individual data reports about many aspects of Rhode Islanders’ health, well-being and economic stability. Join us to unpack their findings, and how to engage with the data in your work.

Open to funders and nonprofits.


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.


Contact nancy.wolanski@uwri.org to sign up for GCRI Connect, GCRI’s nonprofit newsletter, to learn about upcoming  events and resources.

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.wolanski@uwri.org to see if there is additional space available, as we prioritize the attendance of nonprofit staff and Boards at these sessions.