ARPA a payment on bills long overdue
The Providence Journal
"The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) isn’t unexpected good fortune. It’s a past bill that’s overdue after decades of underfunding our communities," shares United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato. "It’s also an opportunity to get things right and position our state to thrive for generations to come."
Balancing Accountability & Empathy At Work
Forbes Nonprofit Council
"Striking a balance between accountability and empathy is crucial for creating a work environment where employees can thrive... Here, 13 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato, share their expert tips on maintaining accountability and empathy in the workplace."
MolinaCares donates $105K to RI nonprofits
Reading Reaps Rewards celebrates 20 yr.
What's Up Newp
"The Reading Reaps Rewards Summer Learning Initiative welcomed 199 Newport students this summer at three learning sites... Students have daily literacy and math activities taught by certified teachers, engage with peers in learning activities, and enjoy field trips and guest presenters from local partnering organizations."
15 Ways Nonprofits Can Entice New Talent
Forbes Nonprofit Council
"As employees… embrace new ways to work, certain industries have suffered a recent labor shortage... To make sense of this shift in hiring practices, a panel of Forbes Nonprofit Council members, including United Way of Rhode Island’s president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato, laid out some practices nonprofits can weave into their hiring efforts to entice new talent."
Summer Learning Initiative lets kids catch up
The Westerly Sun
"'The biggest piece of the Summer Learning Initiative is... the social emotional growth for many of these kids who haven't left their homes because of the pandemic,' said Rebecca Trebisacci, the initiative's education coordinator... 'If the kids aren’t socially and emotionally ready then they are not ready for classroom learning.'"
Women United awards $124K in grants
Discussing the 2021 Nonprofit Innovation Lab
The Bartholomewtown Podcast
"Bill Bartholomew welcomes United Way of Rhode Island President/CEO Cortney Nicolato, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives Constance Ferber, Destenie Vital of What Cheer Flower Farm and Brent Runyon of Providence Preservation Society to discuss the 2021 Nonprofit Innovation Lab."
“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’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 Rhode Island has received a gift in the amount of $10 million from philanthropist and novelist, MacKenzie Scott.”
“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.”
“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.”
“In a sign of unity that will impact the lives of tens of thousands of their neighbors, Rhode Islanders came together to raise a total of $1,252,786 during the first-ever 401Gives campaign powered by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI).”
“Less than two weeks after the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island jointly established the COVID-19 Response Fund, the organizations today announced a first round of crisis response grants to local nonprofit organizations.”
“New data released today by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) shows requests to its 2-1-1 call center for help with primary basic needs increased in 2019 compared to the previous year.”
“Leaders from ten Rhode Island-based nonprofits have been selected as Fellows for a unique social innovation program created by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) and Social Enterprise Greenhouse.”
Through Free Tax Preparation Service, United Way Helps Return More than $27 Million to the Pockets of Working Rhode Islanders
“Through Free Tax Preparation Service, United Way Helps Return More than $27 Million to the Pockets of Working Rhode Islanders”