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SPARKING CONVERSATION: Rhode Island CEO Council founder and CEO Robert Fiske regularly hears discussions among local business leaders about how to address a myriad of challenges impacting multiple industries. 

R.I. CEO Council is a leader amongst leaders

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: Rhode Island CEO Council THE NEWLY FOUNDED Rhode Island CEO Council may only be less than 1 year old, but...
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: From left, DESIGNxRI Executive Director Ellie Brown, Program and Events Manager Davin Samuels and marketing associate Rue Sakayama at the nonprofit’s Providence office. 

DESIGNxRI builds an industry by design

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 NONPROFIT: DESIGNxRI DESIGN AND INNOVATION go hand in hand at DESIGNxRI. The Providence-based nonprofit creates economic development opportunities for Rhode Island designers,...
HASBRO INC. has launched a new Brian Goldner Center for Transforming Futures, named after the toy company's late chairman and CEO that will help support social impacts in the community both locally and around the country. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro launches new Goldner Center for Transforming Futures to support community...

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. is launching a new center named after its late chairman and CEO that will help support social impacts in the...
SOJOURNER HOUSE has received $1.1 million in federal grants to help support victims of abuse.

Sojourner House receives $1.1M in federal grants to support abuse victims

PROVIDENCE – Sojourner House announced Thursday that the organization received two federal grants totaling $1.1 million to help expand services for victims of human...
JONATHAN STONE will retire as executive director of Save the Bay on June 30, 2023. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Save The Bay director Stone to retire next June

PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay Inc.'s longtime executive director will call it a career at the end of next June. The local environmental advocacy nonprofit...
ELIZABETH BURKE BRYANT will step down as Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's executive director by the end of the year after leading the organization since its inception in 1994. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Longtime KIDS COUNT leader Burke Bryant to step down

PROVIDENCE – The only executive director in Rhode Island KIDS COUNT’s history will step away from the organization by the end of the year. KIDS...
Michelle Wilcox
Crossroads Rhode Island president
Michelle Wilcox was named president of Providence-based Crossroads Rhode Island in January. She’s served in numerous roles in her nearly 29 years with the nonprofit, which provides housing and services for people experiencing homelessness.

Invest in your staff, culture

Organizations – especially those that provide direct service to people in need – are only as strong as the people they hire. Like many service...
HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL'S annual Heroes Ball held Aug. 27 raised a record $1.3 million. Pictured from left are Dr. Francois I. Luks, Hasbro Hospital’s pediatric surgeon-in-chief; Lifespan Corp. Vice President of Pediatric Services Tracey L. Wallace; Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital President Dr. Saul N. Weingart; and Dr. Phyllis Dennery, Hasbro Hospital’s pediatrician-in-chief and medical director. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Hasbro Hospital’s Heroes Ball raises record $1.3M

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s signature fundraising event on Aug. 27 saw the Lifespan Corp.-owned entity receive a record amount of donations. The hospital announced...
SOJOURNER HOUSE and Tri-County Community Action Agency received a three-year, $499,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women to help improve and expand services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals who are domestic and sexual assault victims.

Sojourner House, Tri-County Community Action receive $499K to expand abuse victim...

PROVIDENCE – Local domestic violence support nonprofit Sojourner House announced Tuesday that it has received a three-year, $499,999 grant from the U.S. Department of...
A FEW RHODE ISLAND-BASED nonprofits have either begun, or are beginning to, accept cryptocurrency as a donation option. / AP FILE/KIN CHEUNG

Some R.I. nonprofits beginning to accept cryptocurrency donations

PROVIDENCE – Fundraising is a significant element to a nonprofit’s operations in order for the organizations to serve their respective communities. While organizations regularly...
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