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, 2022, 507 nonprofit partners raised over $3.1 million from over 13,000 donors in one day! You can be one of the nonprofits and join in the fun!

Join the Rhode Island nonprofit community as we come and raise even more money on April 1, 2023.

Our goal is to build nonprofit resiliency

401Gives was launched to strengthen Rhode Island's nonprofit community. For details on last year's success, see the 401Gives 2022 Community Report 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:

  1. Raising money.
  2. Telling your story.
  3. Identifying new donors.
  4. Protecting donor privacy.
  5. Spending wisely (approximately 90% of gift fees paid by donors).
  6. Prize and match opportunities.
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How to get involved for 2023

  1. Registration for nonprofits opens November 8, 2022. Visit www.401Gives.org to start your registration.
  2. Make sure all of your team members receive our nonprofit e-newsletter. Send all contact information to 401Gives@unitedwayri.org
  3. To become a 401Gives sponsor find more information here.

For more information and to join the 401Gives newsletter list, contact Jennifer Remmes at 401gives@unitedwayri.org 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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ANTHONY BOTELHO serves as senior vice president of commercial banking and team leader for the commercial and industrial group at The Washington Trust Co. / COURTESY THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO.

Five Qs With: Anthony Botelho

Providence Business News

Anthony Botelho serves as senior vice president of commercial banking and team leader for the commercial and industrial group at The Washington Trust Co. He was recently appointed to lead the bank’s commercial lending growth in Connecticut, where the company recently opened a New Haven commercial lending office. Anthony also serves on United Way of Rhode Island's Board of Directors.

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Rethinking how one of R.I.’s largest nonprofits can grow

The Boston Globe

In October, [Idrees "Lanre"] Ajakaiye was appointed the new chief development officer at... United Way of Rhode Island where he'll be in charge of helping... United Way achieve its current strategic plan, which outlines the nonprofit's investment of $100 million over five years to help achieve racial equity.

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THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL gave the second and final approval on Wednesday to a $10 million spending plan for racial reparations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

City Council gives final approval to $10M reparations budget

Providence Business News

A two-yearslong effort to bring racial reparations to Providence achieved a milestone Wednesday... The approved funding largely mirrors recommendations set forth by a city panel based on community input, but with one major change that shifts some money into a COVID-19 Equity Fund to be managed by United Way of Rhode Island.

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Final Pitch Event for Nonprofit Innovation Lab Set for Feb. 1

The stage is set. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the latest Nonprofit Innovation Lab will culminate as 10 Rhode Island organizations make their final pitch for a chance to secure seed funding to help bring their unique program idea to life. The program showcase and pitch night will be held at The Guild in Pawtucket beginning at 5 p.m.

Local Nonprofits Can Register Now to Participate in 401Gives

After a record-breaking year that saw more than 13,000 Rhode Islanders come together to make donations totaling $3.1 million in support of hundreds of local nonprofits, 401Gives is gearing up for a return on April 1 with sights set higher than ever. Nonprofits that wish to participate and raise funds for their work are invited to register now.

Nonprofit Executives Complete United Way Learning Circle

Leaning into an innovative opportunity to better their organizations and… strengthen the ability of the state’s nonprofit sector to serve Rhode Islanders, a group of 11 nonprofit leaders recently completed United Way’s Executive Director Learning Circle… The fellows spent a year in the program, and their achievement was celebrated on Dec. 16 during a gathering at United Way’s Providence office.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EITC Awareness Day and RI VITA Program Launch

Join us on Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at United Way of Rhode Island in Providence to learn how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers & families get a tax break. Individuals who earn under $60,000 can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to receive free federal & state tax return preparation. Please register by Wednesday, Jan. 25.

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Nonprofit Innovation Lab Impact Showcase & Pitch Night

Join United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse for our Nonprofit Innovation Lab Impact Showcase & Pitch Night on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at The Guild in Pawtucket. 11 nonprofits have been fine-tuning their innovation ideas for several months and are now preparing for the culminating pitch event, where $90,000 in prizes will be awarded to the three most compelling projects.

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