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BEACH CLEANUP: Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone, left, speaks with a volunteer at a cleanup in the Oakland Beach neighborhood of Warwick during last year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day. Above right, a logo in support of Question No. 3 on next month’s ballot created by Save The Bay. 
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For nonprofits, less is more on political advocacy

Rhode Island nonprofits, to varying degrees, have thrown their weight behind certain causes in past elections that align with their missions.But some have learned...
HOLDING STEADY: Anthony Maione is retiring from the United Way of Rhode Island on Dec. 31 after 15 years with the nonprofit, and 13 as CEO. He said competing for funds in Rhode Island has always been difficult, but it’s grown even more so with technology and social media providing alternative fundraising methods such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter. However, he said the nonprofit has leveled off in terms of raising revenue, bringing in about $12 million for the past five or six years.
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UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years with ‘no...

(Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story that was originally published in the June 15 print edition. The United Way in...

Food bank not sure it can handle expected federal surplus

The federal government plans to spend up to $1.2 billion purchasing food produced by U.S. farmers negatively impacted by retaliatory tariffs initiated in response...
EXTRA COMFORT: North Providence resident Amy Antone, shown with her children, started the nonprofit Cuddles of Hope Foundation this past summer to donate gift bags to ailing children.
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Comforting kids when they need it most

Amy Antone of North Providence had her first crisis as a mother this past summer. Her 3-year-old son Lucas fell and hurt his eye....

Don’t wait for a hack to fight cyberthreats

Still think you are too busy, or too small, to focus on cyberthreats to your business?Consider this sobering data from Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow...

Tall ship sinking in red ink

The Oliver Hazard Perry launched in 2015, one of the largest full-sailed educational and training ships in the country, and the first built in...
SOUND CHOICE: New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Director of Marketing Conee Sousa, left, and Communications Coordinator Patricia Burke accept the 2018 APEX Award from the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce.
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New Bedford orchestra honored

NEW BEDFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA was recently presented with the 2018 APEX Award for Nonprofit of the Year by the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce. Award...
501(C)(3) NONPROFITS employed an average of 68,348 workers in Rhode Island in 2016 at an annual average wage of $49,667 per worker. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Average pay at R.I. 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2016 was $49.7K

PROVIDENCE – There were 1,756 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Rhode Island in 2016, employing on average 68,348 people, and who were paid a combined $3.4...
EXCESS FOOD: Eva Agudelo launched Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island in February, a nonprofit that works with farms and food-service organizations to identify excess food and transport it to organizations that serve it to those in need.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hope’s Harvest promotes equality with food

Eva Agudelo’s childhood was one marked by food ­insecurity.“There were times would skip meals, so I had enough money to eat. That’s a...
VALUABLE PRODUCT: United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione said UWRI set a fundraising goal of $260,000 from 260 new donors, but the organization has raised north of $500,000 with roughly 115 donors so far. An anonymous donation of another $500,000 has pushed the total above nearly $1 million, a sign donors see the value of UWRI, he said.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years at the...

For 15 years at the United Way of Rhode Island, Anthony Maione has sought to better the lives of Rhode Islanders and improve their...
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