Upcoming Nonprofit Opportunities

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  —

Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with NonprofitsState 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.

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

Getting to Gift Conversations and Closing
October 26, 10:00am
Philanthropy Massachusetts
Fee: $40

Level Up Your Executive Team
October 26, noon

Fiscal Sponsorships: A Review of Legal and Practical Issues
October 28, 12:30pm
Venable LLC

Cyber Security 101
October 28, 10:00am
Tech Networks of Boston

Asking Without Anxiety: Gain Confidence Asking Your Donors for a Gift (on Zoom or In-Person)
October 28, 10:00am
TSNE MissionWorks
Fee: $45

Your CyberSecurity:  Become a Cyber-Resilient Organization
October 28, 1:00pm
Providence Chamber of Commerce

Reflections on the 2020 Census: Accuracy, Fairness, and Implications for the Decade Ahead
November 2, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Urban Institute

Gear Up for Giving Season Funding with Your Nonprofit Profile
November 3, 2:00pm

A Discussion of the Four Principles of Purpose-Drive Board Leadership — Live Q&A
November 4, 2:00pm
Blue Avocado

Nine Proven Tips to Raise Unrestricted Money on Facebook
November 4, 2:00pm
Fee: $30

Fundraising Friday:  Level Up Your Digital Giving for End of Year Fundraising
November 5, 9:00am
Philanthropy Massachusetts

Advanced Proposal Writing
November 9, 10:00am
Philanthropy Massachusetts
Fee: $60

Creating a High Performance Board
November 10, 10:00am
MissionWorks TSNE
Fee: $45

Capital Campaign ABC’s:  What to Know Before and When You Conduct Special Campaigns
November 10
Philanthropy Massachusetts
Fee: $40

Federal Policy Priorities on Disability Employment: NDEAM 2021 and Beyond
November 10, 1:00pm

Staying Compliant in Today’s Everchanging Online Fundraising Landscape
November 10, 2:00pm

Stories + Numbers: Updating Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar
November 11, 2:00pm

Outcomes Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Impact
November 12, 1:00pm
Fee: $49

Strategic Planning Fundamentals and Execution
November 16, 10:00am
Tech Networks of Boston

Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the American Rescue Plan — Can My Entity Benefit from This?
November 16, 11:00am
PKF O’Connor Davies

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Financial Services
November 16, 11:00am
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Practical Strategies for Finding New Donors
November 16, 1:00pm
Fee: $49 through November 8

Orientation to Candid’s Resources for Nonprofits
November 17, 2:00pm

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation:  Creating Inclusive Environments
November 18
TSNE Missionworks
Fee: $45

Building Supervisor-Staff Relationships through Communication
November 23,
TSNE Missionworks
Fee: $50

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online
December 8, 2:00pm

Adaptive Supervision
December 9, 10:00am
TSNE Missionworks

Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance Schedule — check listings for fees

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.