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HIGHER PRIORITIES: Mario Bueno, executive director of Progreso Latino, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive social services to Latin Americans in Rhode Island, speaks with Johanna Tones, bookkeeper. Bueno said the 2020 census is not as high a priority for immigrants as other, more-pressing concerns, such as working and housing.
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Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. House seats...

The last time a U.S. census form arrived in the mail, Marcela Betancur helped her mother fill it out. As a 20-year-old, she had...

Free tax preparation services available for Rhode Islanders

CRANSTON – Free tax-filing preparation services for Rhode Islanders with income of $55,000 or less last year is available at 24 sites serving all...

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement, the executive director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, is one of the people involved in Homes RI, a new coalition...
ATHENAEUM BENEFIT: The Providence Athenaeum will host its “A Midnight Dreary” fundraiser, themed around Edgar Allen Poe, on Jan. 31.
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Editor’s Choice: Poe and the athenaeum

EDITOR’S CHOICE Poe and the athenaeum THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM will host a fundraiser, titled “A Midnight Dreary.” The event, themed around Edgar Allen Poe...
SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY: Elizabeth Manchester, an attorney at Partridge Snow & Hahn in Providence, said the baby-boom generation and impending transfer of wealth through deferred giving will create opportunities for nonprofits.
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Nonprofits need plan to manage deferred giving

Royal Little did a lot with his life. When he died at age 92 in early 1989, the New York Times referred to him...
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Five Questions With Cortney Nicolato

Cortney Nicolato | President & CEO, United Way of Rhode Island 1 What experiences will you draw on as United Way’s new president and CEO? Rhode...

UWRI names new board chair, appoints 5 new board members

PROVIDENCE – A new chair and five new members were appointed to the United Way of Rhode Island board of directors during the nonprofit’s...
FUNDED BY ENERGY COMPANIES, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund is administered by the United Way to help eligible Rhode Islanders pay their winter heating bills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Energy companies pitch in for ‘Good Neighbor Energy Fund’

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island and other energy companies have pitched in again for the “Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund” to help...
INCREASED GIVING: United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato, center, talks with Jason Boulan, project manager, digital media marketing, and Angela Bannerman Ankoma, executive vice president, director of community investment. Nicolato said the nonprofit has so far seen an increase in giving this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Proving value key to preserving donations

The new federal tax law implemented this year – with a doubling of the standard deduction amount allowed for individuals and married couples –...
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...
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