Valuable benefits for GCRI members

Professional Development

Training opportunities for your organization’s staff available for free or reduced cost, including workshops, issue forums and webinars.

Opportunities for Collaborative Learning and Partnership

Join with other local funders to learn about issues facing Rhode Island, best practices, effective strategies for replication, nonprofit initiatives, potential private-public partnerships, and opportunities to leverage the resources and influence of the philanthropic community to maximize community impact statewide.

Local and National Connections

Local networking events, as well as connection to funding organizations throughout the country through GCRI’s membership in United Philanthropy Forum (60 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations, including 7,000 members).

Best Practices and Resource Library

No need to reinvent the wheel!  Discover sample policies, forms and applications; proven prototypes; and evaluation tools through the Forum KnowledgeBase online.

Organizational Assistance

GCRI can serve as a valuable conduit, linking you to specific resources, organizations, best practices, peer organizations and references that address your organization’s particular concerns and challenges.

Publicity for Initiatives, Grants and Job Opportunities

Members can highlight successful programs by submitting profiles for posting on the Member Highlight page of the GCRI website.  Profiles can also be included in Greater Good, the GCRI  e-newsletter.  Information can also be submitted to publicize RFP’s, new funding programs and job openings.  Job openings can also be publicized on our national network’s website.

 CSR Strategic Planning Resource Discounts

GCRI members receive a special 20% discount off the Changing Our World Toolkit +Coaching, a 16-week guided strategic planning process for community engagement to help companies develop thoughtful strategies that leverage corporate assets to benefit the community.

Discounts on Grantmaking Tools and Technology

GCRI members are eligible for discounts on Pearl Software for Grantmakers (Bromelkamp Company); a 10% discount for PhilanTrack, an online grants management software; a 20% discount for Quovo’s web dashboard that aggregates investment accounts; and low cost audio and web conferencing from ReadyTalk.

Publications Discount

GCRI members are eligible for discounted subscriptions to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Foundation Review.

Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance

GCRI offers a discounted Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance program through a partnership with the Council on Foundations, which is important to protect both trustees and officers.  For detailed information about this policy, visit

Discounted Tuition at the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility

GCRI corporate members qualify for a $2,500 discount on tuition for the CSR professional certificate program developed by Johns Hopkins University and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

Discount on Exponent Philanthropy Membership

Exponent Philanthropy is an association of small grantmakers focused on foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors. GCRI members can receive $100 off the first year of membership in Exponent Philanthropy.

Administration Resources

GCRI members receive a 66% discount on time and expense tracking services through ClickTime, a leader in nonprofit timesheets. Thousands of grant makers and other nonprofits use ClickTime to increase efficiency, ensure compliance, and better manage programs and grants.