Raise money via 401Gives

Raise money via 401Gives

Rhode Island's largest single giving day

We want to help your nonprofit raise more money

On April 1, 2020, 366 nonprofit partners raised $1.3 million from 7,545 donors in one day. Not bad for the first year.

Join the Rhode Island nonprofit community as we come together to raise even more on April 1, 2021.

Our goal is to build nonprofit resiliency

We launched 401Gives to strengthen Rhode Island's nonprofit community. For details on our successful first year, see the 401Gives 2020 Community Report here.

Our strategic goals includes both increasing the number of Rhode Island nonprofits in stable financial condition 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:

  1. Raising money.
  2. Telling your story.
  3. Identifying new donors.
  4. Protecting donor privacy.
  5. Spending wisely (90% of gift fees paid by donors).
  6. Prize and match opportunities.
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How to get involved for 2021 

  1. Register your nonprofit and set up your own fundraising page on 401gives.org. Deadline: March 15, 2021.
  2. Attend trainings and plan your fundraising with the nonprofit toolkit. 
  3. Have an amazing day on 4/1/21 and receive your donations!  

Actually, there is a lot more you CAN do if you want to maximize how much you raise. We provide tips, trainings, templates, and more. As the administrator of 401Gives, United Way works to promote the entire effort via earned, paid, and social media.

So, get started...

Nonprofit registration opens in late November and continues until mid-March. We encourage you to register early to take advantage of all trainings and the creative fundraising ideas leading up to the April 1 event.

For more information and to join the 401Gives newsletter list, contact Jennifer Remmes at 401gives@unitedwayri.org or call (401) 444-0612.

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