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THE BUY-IN: Darryl Lindie, co-founder and president of Providence-based investment firm New Majority Capital, is putting a focus on the entrepreneurship-through-acquisition model. Lindie acquired AA Thrifty Sign & Awning in July 2023. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Exits that could help a minority entrepreneur

Rhode Island-based entrepreneur David Owoyemi was no stranger to startups in August 2022, when he was in the middle of launching a new enterprise,...
POSITIVE FUTURE: Michelle Carr, executive director for Leadership Rhode Island, has also worked to support youths via the Prepare RI program, helping incoming high school juniors secure internships. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Carr a driving force at Leadership R.I.

2024 Business Women Awards WOMAN TO WATCH | PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Michelle Carr Leadership Rhode Island executive director WHEN SHE FIRST STEPPED into her role as...
A FORMER ASSISTED LIVING facility in Central Falls will be converted into 30 affordable housing units for at-risk women and children as part of a partnership between the city, the Central Falls Children's Foundation and the Papitto Opportunity Connection. / COURTESY PAPITTO OPPORTUNTY CONNECTION

Central Falls collaborates with local nonprofits to create 30-unit affordable housing...

CENTRAL FALLS – A former assisted living facility within the city will soon be transformed into temporary affordable housing for at-risk women and their...
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...

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...
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Tarantino receives lifetime achievement award from Justice Assistance

JOHN A. TARANTINO, a senior counsel at Providence-based law firm Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC and a managing trustee at the Papitto Opportunity Connection,...
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...

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...

Inaugural group of students selected for Lifespan Cancer Institute program

PROVIDENCE – Twenty public high school students of color from Central Falls, Pawtucket and Providence have been selected for the inaugural cohort of the...
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