nonprofit http://ripr.org en Newport Jazz Festival Adds Extra Day http://ripr.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-adds-extra-day <p>The Newport Jazz Festival will be a little longer next year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Newport Jazz Festival, which has been a two-day event for decades, is adding a third day for its 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary next year.&nbsp; The bonus day will be Friday, August 1<sup>st</sup><sup>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </sup>and will feature new and emerging artists. The extra day was made possible by a 40-thousand dollar grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. Neil Steinberg is CEO of the Foundation.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:27:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 25801 at http://ripr.org Newport Jazz Festival Adds Extra Day Local Nonprofit Fighting Malnutrition In Philippines http://ripr.org/post/local-nonprofit-fighting-malnutrition-philippines <p>Employees at a Rhode Island company are working through the holiday to bring much-needed relief to the Philippines. Edesia manufactures food supplements and a peanut butter paste called Plumpy Nut that reverses the effects of malnutrition. Founder Navyn Salem says the disaster in the Philippines has put many children at risk of malnutrition, and many are starving. So they’ll be working almost around the clock to prepare shipments.</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25452 at http://ripr.org Local Nonprofit Fighting Malnutrition In Philippines Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-nonprofits-feel-squeeze <p></p><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about another nonprofit in financial trouble.&nbsp; Advent House – the state’s first homeless shelter – is without a director because it can’t afford one. John Hope Settlement House is bleeding $30,000 a month. And the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence has laid off a third of its staff.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:41:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 13642 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze