URI Nonprofit Collaborative to examine the most effective practices and greatest challenges of nonprofit organizations

Media Contact: Jane Fusco, 401-277-5174 |

Providence, R.I., March 5, 2020- The University of Rhode Island’s first Nonprofit Collaborative will bring together nonprofit leaders from the state and around the globe to discuss innovation, impact and sustainability in the nonprofit sector.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
4-8 p.m.
Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street

Addressing inequity and anxiety in the world historically has been the mission of nonprofit organizations. But times have changed, and new entities and tools are taking aim at many of the world’s challenges.  Like all sectors, nonprofits will need to increase the pace of innovation to remain relevant and foster innovative collaborations to better serve communities.

These nonprofit leaders will share their expertise, effective practices and greatest challenges:

Emcee: Cortney Nicolato, president and chief executive officer, United Way of R.I.

Featured Speaker: Gary Newton, U.S. Government’s First Special Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (2008-2011)


Annie DeGroot, MD, volunteer Medical Director at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic

Louis Fosu, URI political science professor; special advisor to U.S. and Africa governments

Rhonda Price, chief executive officer,
Man Up

Kyle Quadros, founder and chairman, Tilo Learning

Vanessa Volz, executive director, The Sojouner House

Panel Moderator: G. Wayne Miller, Providence Journal reporter and best-selling author

Event is FREE and open to the public.

Free parking vouchers for the R.I. Convention Center garage provided at the event.

Deadline to Register is March 25.
Register at https://web.uri.edu/ceps/nonprofit-collaborative/
For more information, contact Jane Fusco, (401) 277-5174; jane_fusco@uri.edu