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LOCAL NONPROFIT LEADERS and representatives gather Tuesday at The Guild in Pawtucket for a special 401Gives Day event. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

401Gives Day sets new records for fundraising, donors, organizations supported

PAWTUCKET – The bar continues to be raised with Rhode Island’s largest single nonprofit supporting initiative, with new records across the board during the...
THE UPCOMING 401GIVES DAY on April 1 hopes to both raise $4.01 million for local nonprofits and attract new donors to contribute to local causes.

Nonprofits seeking more money, new donors on upcoming 401Gives Day

PROVIDENCE – More money being contributed to local nonprofits is always the annual goal for 401Gives Day, and this coming April 1 will be...
WORTH IT? Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at Rhode Island Community Food Bank, says the nonprofit had hoped that cryptocurrency might be a useful way for some to make donations, but it hasn’t worked out that way.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crypto hasn’t lived up to promise for R.I. nonprofits

In 2022, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank ­announced it would start ­accepting donations of crypto­currency, joining a small group of local nonprofits seeking...

Survey: Local nonprofits still facing ongoing challenges

PROVIDENCE – Low pay and limited benefits offered for employees due to having few resources, having few donors contributing to their causes and responding...

Five Questions With: Nancy Wolanski

Nancy Wolanski is the inaugural director of the new, statewide Alliance for Nonprofit Impact at the United Way of Rhode Island Inc. On Jan....

United Way launches Alliance for Nonprofit Impact

PROVIDENCE – Three years ago, the United Way of Rhode Island Inc. launched its five-year, $100 million LIVE UNITED 2025 comprehensive plan to help...
PLAYTIME: Jordan Towle, a visitor services manager at the Providence Children’s Museum, plays with Jorge Rodrigues, 1, of Providence. The museum, according to Executive Director Caroline Payson, relies on ticket sales and membership fees to bolster operating costs. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding workforce is labor intensive for local nonprofits

The COVID-19 pandemic’s cascading aftereffects have been complicated and hard to shake for Rhode Island’s nonprofits, which employ 67,000 Rhode Islanders. That number represents...
STARTING IT OFF: Nancy Wolanski has been appointed the first executive director of the newly formed nonprofit resource center that is getting support from United Way of Rhode Island Inc.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

To aid nonprofits, new United Way of R.I. resource center needs...

Establishing a village to support Rhode Island’s nonprofit ­industry is going to take, well, a village. That’s why the United Way of Rhode Island Inc....

United Way of R.I. to launch nonprofit resource center in fall,...

PROVIDENCE – Nancy Wolanski feels Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector is overlooked, under resourced and there are not enough adequate investments in the capacity of...
A RECENT SURVEY conducted by the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island and the United Way of Rhode Island show that the surveyed nonprofits are struggling financially, particularly with inflation. Many are also experiencing a staffing crisis. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Survey: Local nonprofits struggling with financial, staffing woes

PROVIDENCE – A survey conducted by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island paints a bleak picture for...
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