Raise money via 401Gives
Rhode Island's largest single giving day
We want to help your nonprofit raise more money
On April 1, 2021, 422 nonprofit partners raised $2.3 million from 12,087 donors in one day. A 75% increase from 2020.
Join the Rhode Island nonprofit community as we come and raise even more money on April 1, 2022.
Our goal is to build nonprofit resiliency
401Gives was launched to strengthen Rhode Island's nonprofit community. For details on our successful first year, see the 401Gives 2020 Community Report here and the 401Gives 2021 Community Report with an amazing 75% increase here.
Our strategic goals include both increasing the number of Rhode Island nonprofits in stable financial conditions and increasing the amount of Rhode Island households that contribute to charities. (Read more about our focus on expanding philanthropy here.)
What's in it for you?
The benefits of 401Gives to participating nonprofits include:
- Raising money.
- Telling your story.
- Identifying new donors.
- Protecting donor privacy.
- Spending wisely (approximately 90% of gift fees paid by donors).
- Prize and match opportunities.
How to get involved for 2022
- Registration for nonprofits begin November 8, 2021. Visit www.401Gives.org to start your registration.
- Make sure all of your team members receive the nonprofit newsletters. Send all contact information to 401Gives@unitedwayri.org
For more information and to join the 401Gives newsletter list, contact Jennifer Remmes at email@example.com or call (401) 444-0612.
401Gives – Winner of the GiveGab 2021 “New Faces of Giving Days” award
Every year GiveGab presents Giving Day Spark Awards to trailblazing fundraisers who host their giving day on their platform. 401Gives is the winner of the GiveGab 2021 "New Face of Giving Days" award in recognition of an emerging Giving Day leader.
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Together, we'll celebrate the positive impact we've made this year, thanks to you — our donors, partners, and volunteers — and honor the heroes among us.
This event is free and open to all. Registration is required.