Capacity Building for Nonprofits

Capacity Building Workshops

Workshops are offered at no cost, but registration is required. Click on any session title to register.

Intensive Board Training Program

Date and time: Friday, November 4, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI

This program is for new or aspiring board members, and provides a complete overview of roles and responsibilities of board members. Topics for the day include board fundraising and understanding nonprofit financials.


Board Recruitment and Orientation

Date and time: Wednesday, November 9, 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI

Participants will learn how to plan for and strategically recruit board members. This workshop will also provide guidance around board orientation best practices.


Boards and Event Fundraising: the before, during and after

Date and time: Wednesday, December 7, 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom

Participants will learn best practices and strategies needed to plan and implement successful fundraising events. This workshop will cover important steps needed to create fundraising events that are focused on pre-event logistics, as well as donor engagement and post-event follow-up. This program is geared toward nonprofit board members and event volunteers.


Board Chair Breakfast, Office Hour, and Executive Director Lunch – Regional Program

(Please click the links below to register.)

This program will convene nonprofit board chairs and executive directors in separate peer learning discussion groups. The Board Chair session will provide board chairs an informal opportunity to discuss their roles, responsibilities and other board-related matters. The Executive Director session will convene executive directors, over lunch, in a peer learning discussion focused on topics related to their leadership roles. Executive Directors are invited to bring questions and challenges to the discussion. This program will be hosted for nonprofit organizations located in specific state regions.

If you wish to schedule a one-on-one "Office Hour" meeting with the RI Foundation’s capacity building team between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm at any of the locations and dates below, please contact Keith Tavares, Capacity Building Officer, via email at ktavares@rifoundation.org or call 401-427-4054.

Providence
Date and time: Wednesday, November 2
Location: Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI

Board Chair Breakfast, November 2 (9:30-10:30 am)
Executive Director Lunch, November 2 (12:00-1:00 pm)

Newport
Date and time: Wednesday, December 7
Location: Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, Friend's Program Room, Newport, RI

Board Chair Breakfast, December 7 (9:30-10:30 am)
Executive Director Lunch, December 7 (12:00-1:00 pm)*

*Please note that the December 7 Executive Director Lunch session has been cancelled. We are, however, always available to discuss opportunities and challenges. Please feel free to contact Keith Tavares, Capacity Building Officer, via email at ktavares@rifoundation.org or call 401-427-4054.