GCRI Sessions

Previous Session Recordings

Creating Access in Nonprofits: Disability Rights under ADA and 504

Learn what federal civil rights laws require of nonprofits, and how to get started making your organization more accessible.  Sponsored by GCRI, RI State Council on the Arts, and Arts Equity

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Take Advantage of impala, Rhode Island’s New Free Fundraising Tool

Building a Great impala Profile —  Recording (passcode: RIProfiles@62023)

Using impala’s Ecosystems Tools to Work for Your Organization — Recording (passcode: impala@RI2023)

Email support@impala.digital to get an email invitation to the platform.  Make sure to say that you are a RI nonprofit so you get free premium access.  Your Board and any other staff and volunteers can also create accounts.

Missed the impala Launch?  Here’s What You Need to Know

We’re excited for our nonprofit and philanthropic communities to have free access to impala’s premium features to enhance their work and take part in this new digital age of philanthropy.

First, if you missed the launch, you can watch a recording of the presentation (Passcode: impala@RI2023), which you are welcome to share with colleagues and others who might be interested in learning more.

Then you can email impala at support@impala.digital to get started.  It takes only a couple minutes to set up your account and start using the platform. Please take advantage of this opportunity!

If you have any questions about setup and using impala before that, please reach out to the impala team (support@impala.digital). Additional ways to get support as you’re exploring the platform include:

  • Check out the help desk
  • When in the platform click on the little (?) symbol in the bottom right of the screen for short help videos about the section you’re currently on.
  • You can also find tips on getting started here or join one of impala’s monthly lunch + learn sessions.


External Events and Professional Development Opportunities

Webinars and Workshops

Local Training Opportunities and Events 

Introduction to Organizational Culture
November 21, 1:00-4:00pm
Behavioral Health and Homelessness Prevention Training (BHHP) 

Using a Strength-Based Model of Care
November 29, 9:00-11:00am
Behavioral Health and Homelessness Prevention Training (BHHP) 

Mapping your Board’s Network to Build Support for your Nonprofit
November 29
Rhode Island Foundation

Introduction to Planned Giving
December 6, 12:00pm
Rhode Island Foundation 

Regional and National Webinars and Workshops 

Introduction to Individual Giving
November 28, 2:00pm

Authentic Community Engagement to Support Equity
November 30, 2:00pm
Urban Institute 

Financial Management 101
December 5, 10:00am
Fee: $10-$45 

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?
December 5, 2:00pm

Navigating Fundraising Uncertainty
December 5, 2:00pm
Chronicle of Philanthropy 

Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance Annual Conference
December 6

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence
December 6, 9:00am
Fee: $10-$45 

Engage, Inform, Persuade: Data Storytelling Workshop
December 6, 10:00am
Philanthropy Massachusetts
Fee: $45  

Volunteer Resource Management
December 6, 1:00pm
Dorothy A Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Fee: $159

Lobbying and Advocacy 101
December 7, 2:00pm
Bolder Advocacy
Fee: $60 

Introduction to Fundraising Planning
December 11, 2:00pm

Introduction to Grants Research
December 12, 10:00am
Philanthropy Massachusetts
Fee: $35

The Odd Couple…Or a Match Made in Heaven?
December 12, 1:00pm
Nonprofit Net  

Adaptive Supervision
December 13, 1:00pm
Fee: $50 

Introduction to Proposal Writing
December 13, 2:00pm

Evaluating and Strengthening Your Advocacy
December 14, 2:00pm
Bolder Advocacy
Fee: $60 

Introduction to Project Budgets
December 19, 2:00pm

 Building Supervisor-Staff Relationships through Communication
January 11, 1:00pm
Fee: $50 


Collective Impact Action Summit
April 30-May 2
Collective Impact Forum 

Grappling with Power: Alliance for Nonprofit Management Annual Conference
May 20, Indiana University
Fee: $325 

 On-demand Opportunities

WordPress Free Web Development Courses:
Getting Started: Website Building 101
Quick Start: Making Money
Quick Start: Blogging
Empezando: Construccion de sitios
Quick Start: WooCommerce 101

Self-paced Candid Courses

Introduction to Finding Grants

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Tell Your Story: Reach Donors Using Your Free Candid Profile

Digital Storytelling: How to Engage and Activate Your Supporters Online

8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

Practical Strategies for Finding New Donors

Free Candid books related to fundraising:

Free Candid books on telling your nonprofit’s story

How to know if a funder is right for your nonprofit with Foundation Directory (which is available at Providence Public Library)

Nonprofit Net of Greater Boston On Demand Video Library
How to Tell Your Story
Healthy and Holistic Nonprofit Fundraising
Major Gift Fundraising for Smaller Nonprofits
Driving Change in Your Organization–Whether You Have the Authority or Not
Is Your Branding Up to Date?

Nonprofit Learning Lab Resources

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.

Information about external events and organizations is included as a courtesy and is not designed as an endorsement of any organization or program.