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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Crossroads RI on 401Gives

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.

IN THE NEWS

United Way’s 211 line has received 90K+ calls about pandemic, CEO says

211 has received 90K+ calls about pandemic

WPRI 12

"United Way's 211 call center has been inundated with questions and concerns from Rhode Islanders regarding the coronavirus pandemic… during an interview Wednesday… [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said the call volume increased roughly 40% from previous years, 'and [we] were already taking the most calls per capita in the country.'"

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United Way pledged $100M toward equity

The Brown Daily Herald

"United Way of Rhode Island has pledged $100M to promote racial equity through accessible education, affordable housing, and employment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Rhode Island as part of the organization’s LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to help address systemic racism… [Brown] University has pledged… $600,000… [over] the next four years toward the LIVE UNITED 2025 campaign."

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Shekarchi unveils legislative package on housing

Shekarchi unveiled legislative package

WPRI 12

"House Speaker Joe Shekarchi on Monday unveiled a legislative package... that he said could go a long way toward addressing the state’s affordable housing challenges. 'Housing is a fundamental right for all humans and that’s not a reality today,' [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said. 'We know we have to do better.'"

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UPCOMING EVENTS

forum on economic stability

Forum on Economic Stability

Join United Way of Rhode Island and the City of Providence at 1 p.m. for a virtual forum on economic stability. You'll hear from policymakers and advocates about policies you can advocate for to help Rhode Island families achieve economic stability.

Register here.

Our Community Learning Partners Series features community partners that are dedicated to improving children's literacy.

Community Learning Partners Series

Join Women United at 12 p.m. for the next event in their Community Learning Partners Series. You'll hear an update on the state of afterschool in Rhode Island from United Way's Ayana Melvan and Representative Julie A. Casimiro.

Register here.

401Gives Day on April 1, 2021

YLC Learn with Leaders Series

Join Young Leaders Circle at 5:30 p.m. to hear about the largest statewide giving day - 401Gives, and how you can become a champion for your favorite nonprofit.

Register here.