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, 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:

  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 2022

  1. Registration for nonprofits begin November 8, 2021. Visit www.401Gives.org to start your registration.
  2. 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 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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Forbes Nonprofit Council members share tips on building mutually beneficial partnerships. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

Form Symbiotic Nonprofit Relationships

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"If not done carefully, a business relationship has the potential to hinder rather than help the work being done by both organizations. To prevent collaborations that hinder nonprofit work, 11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including Cortney Nicolato, United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, share how nonprofit leaders can form mutually beneficial relationships with a partner or another organization."

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Rakia Islam is one of the Design Team members. PHOTO: Refugee Dream Center

Nonprofit Center Design Team Announced

GoLocalProv

"United Way of Rhode Island announced on Tuesday the... members of a 'Design Team' that will be tasked with co-creating a vision and plan for... a Nonprofit Resource Center... 'We had a strong application response, and [these] individuals particularly stood out for their collection of unique insights and commitment to collaboration,' said Cortney Nicolato, president and CEO of United Way."

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CORTNEY NICOLATO is the CEO and president of the United Way of Rhode Island. As of Monday afternoon, this year's 401Gives Day raised $3.09 million, breaking last year’s record total by close to a million dollars. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

401Gives raises $3.09M for 507 nonprofits

Providence Business News

"This year's 401Gives Day raised the bar, once again, in supporting the state's nonprofit sector. As of Monday afternoon, the annual online fundraising initiative raised $3.09M, breaking last year's record total by close to a million dollars. It also saw a record number of donors – 12,850 in total as of 2:15 p.m. Monday – and number of organizations supported at 507, exceeding last year's mark by 87."

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Olneyville Programs Awarded $182,708

Through its Olneyville Community Fund, United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $182,708 in grants to programs whose work is strengthening the Providence neighborhood it calls home… Investments focus on creating opportunities for all by improving access to services for residents, enhancing educational offerings for children through adults, and increasing nonprofit capacity to meet community need. Eleven organizations received funding.

Leaders Chosen for Nonprofit Innovation Lab

“The leaders of 10 local organizations have been selected as fellows to participate in the latest Nonprofit Innovation Lab. This marks the third cohort of the joint effort of United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse that launched in 2020. The unique program challenges organizations to think outside the box to develop new solutions to pressing social issues.”

State of Black RI Issues Homeownership Report

“Disparities in homeownership for Black Americans have persisted over time, but in Rhode Island, the rate of Black homeowners lags behind the national figure. However, the implementation of policy recommendations outlined in the newly released The State of Black Rhode Island: Homeownership Report can help to reduce, and possibly eliminate, these disparities.”

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