15 Features Nonprofit Websites Should Have
Forbes Nonprofit Council
"With so many interactions taking place online, a solid website is a must-have for nonprofit organizations... To help you create a stand-out web presence, a panel of Forbes Nonprofit Council members, including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney Nicolato, share some features nonprofit websites must include to appeal to current and prospective members or supporters.”
401Gives helped local nonprofit stay open
"401Gives... is held on April 1… This year, 401Gives is especially important since 2020 was a double hit for local nonprofits… with the pandemic collapsing their traditional fundraising opportunities, and… the need for their services increased. 'If we hadn't had 401Gives, we probably would not have made it through the year,' [Karen Dalton, founder of Dare to Dream Ranch] recalled."
401Gives hopes to raise $1.5M on April 1
Providence Business News
"The community will have another opportunity April 1 to offer their favorite nonprofits support. The second annual 401Gives... online campaign will go live that day... [Donors] can visit 401gives.org and send their donations to various charities and causes... Along with fundraising, United Way is also offering nonprofits digital training and networking opportunities to help the organizations benefit highly from... 401Gives."
401Gives: 3x matching opportunity
Newport, RI Patch
"[401Gives], the second annual statewide [giving] day facilitated by United Way of Rhode Island, is this… Thursday, April 1st... Participating organizations are eligible for… different prizes based on donor participation. The biggest matching opportunity is the Early Bird match, beginning at 6 AM: the first $50,000 donated to any 401Gives organization will be matched dollar-for-dollar, by the Rhode Island Foundation."
Letter: A chance to help each other on April 1
The Westerly Sun
"April 1... marks the anniversary of the first-ever 401Gives... which made a tremendous difference in [the Jonnycake Center of Westerly's] ability to fight hunger and provide care for underserved neighbors in Westerly and Chariho... 401Gives... returns… on April 1, and we hope our community keeps… all of our… great area nonprofits… in mind when considering a gift."
Food for kids — EBCAP’s 401Gives focus
Newport, RI Patch
"On April 1, 2021, East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) will participate in... United Way of Rhode Island's... [second annual] 401Gives, a statewide day of giving that encourages all Rhode Islanders to support the efforts of more than 400 local nonprofits… Much like last year, all funds raised by EBCAP's 401Gives will benefit the Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone's... Backpack Feeding Program."
13 critical leadership qualities
Forbes Nonprofit Council
"Today, a leader must demonstrate certain traits that set them apart and encourage their followers to reach their full potential... 13 professionals from Forbes Nonprofit Council, including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney Nicolato, examine the most critical leadership qualities that [individuals] ought to cultivate and exhibit."
Five questions with: Cortney Nicolato
Providence Business News
"Cortney Nicolato is the [president and] CEO of United Way of Rhode Island. On March 2, the [affordable housing] bond was passed overwhelmingly by state voters, paving the way for increased affordable housing... Cortney Nicolato answers five questions from Providence Business News about affordable housing, where it's [most] needed... and how much affordable housing can be increased by year's end".
Labor Vision TV: 401Gives 2021
Labor Vision TV
"Erica Hammond of Labor Vision TV sits down with United Way [of Rhode Island's] Jennifer Remmes and Brooke Havens to talk about the second annual 401Gives, happening on April 1, 2021. Remmes and Havens highlight the impact last year's [401Gives] had on the organizations who participated, what to look forward to this year, and how to participate."
United Way Awards $4.5 Million in Grants
"Three months after unveiling its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island is putting $4.5 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State. The funding, the first in a two-year grant cycle, was awarded to 72 organizations in support of programs targeting the root causes of... racial inequities."
401Gives raises $2.2M for R.I. nonprofits
"[April 1] has been officially rebranded 401Gives in the Ocean State… Throughout yesterday, thousands of donors from Rhode Island and beyond came together to raise a total of $2.2M [$2,200,477] for local nonprofits during what’s become the state’s largest single day of giving. The generosity of the community helped the effort far surpass its $1.5 million goal."
Second Nonprofit Innovation Lab Announced
"United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) are launching the next iteration of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab and are inviting local executives to apply to the unique program that offers seed funding and much more. Applications open on March 18 and can be completed online; the deadline is April 23."
401Gives Returns April 1 with $1.5M Goal
"Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to support… more than 300 local nonprofits when 401Gives, the state’s largest… day of giving, returns on April 1. After exceeding the $1 million mark for the effort’s first-ever year, United Way of Rhode Island has upped the ante, setting a goal to raise $1.5 million for nonprofits across the… state in… 24 hours."
United Way to Hold 21-Day Equity Challenge
"In alignment with the goals of its recently released LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island today opened registration for its 21-Day Equity Challenge that kicks off February 24. All Rhode Islanders are invited to commit 15 minutes a day to equity with the goal of understanding how inequity and racism affect our lives and our communities."
Larry Warner Promoted to Chief Impact and Equity Officer at United Way of R.I.
"As a key member of the executive leadership team, Warner will lead United Way's efforts and strategies to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders."
United Way Commits $100 Million to Build Racial Equity and Opportunities for All Rhode Islanders
"United Way's new 5-year strategic plan will address the root causes of the systemic barriers that have thwarted Rhode Island’s ability to thrive."
United Way of R.I. the Recipient of $10 Million from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
"United Way of Rhode Island has received a gift in the amount of $10 million from philanthropist and novelist, MacKenzie Scott."
United Way of R.I. Issues Request for Proposals, Makes $2M Available in Grants
"United Way of Rhode Island has released a request for proposals (RFP), making available $2 million in grants from its Community Impact Fund."
Man Up, Inc. Wins Nonprofit Innovation Lab Pitch Finals, Secures $50,000 in Seed Funding to Implement Unique Community Solution
"Out of a pool of 5 finalists, Man Up, Inc. took home the grand prize of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab’s pitch finals on November 12, securing $50,000 in seed funding to support the creation of new economic development opportunities for previously incarcerated men of color."
Secretary Gorbea, United Way of R.I. Launch 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline
"With Rhode Island’s September 8 primary and November 3 general election fast approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced a partnership with Island to launch the state’s new 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline."
United Way Sends $600,000 in ‘Rhode Island Recovers’ Grants to 41 Local Organizations to Support Continuity of Services
"Through a new funding program established to support nonprofits’ ability to continue their services to Rhode Islanders amid the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has sent $600,000 in ‘Rhode Island Recovers’ grants to 41 local organizations."