The Foundation provides regular, free opportunities for local nonprofits to strengthen organizational capacity through topic-focused workshops.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person workshops have been cancelled for the time being.

Recorded workshops


  1. Introduction to Fund Development
    Presented by Keith Tavares of Rhode Island Foundation
  2. Intro to Board Fundraising
    Presented by Keith Tavares of Rhode Island Foundation
  3. Take your Fundraising Event Virtual
    Presented by Kristin Steele of Swain Strategies
  4. Fundraising in Challenging Times
    Presented by Chuck Gordon of New Kensington Group
  5. When & How to Raise Funds During and After a Crisis
    Presented by Sharon Danosky of Danosky Associates


  1. Telling Your Organization's Story
    Presented by Alan Rosenberg, former editor of the Providence Journal
  2. How to Speak Well (Enough) with your Extraordinary Family of Supporters….in these darker times
    Presented by Tom Ahern of Tom Ahern Donor Communications

Financial Management

  1. Understanding and Managing the Financial Impact of Coronavirus on Nonprofit Organizations
    Presented by Sandy Ross of KLR

Related Capacity Building Topics

  1. Nonprofit Collaborations: tips and tools to help them succeed
    Presented by Keith Tavares and Katie Murray of Rhode Island Foundation

Capacity building assistance for your organization

Please email Keith Tavares or Jill Pfitzenmayer for assistance with your organization’s infrastructure. We can help with questions about fundraising, board governance, finances, and other nonprofit capacity issues. We are happy to talk with senior staff or board members to help you find what you are seeking.