Through the Rhode Island History Online Directory Initiative (RHODI), the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) fulfills its mission as a platform for connectivity and participation by using digital technology to increase the history and heritage sector’s visibility, access to peer networks, grassroots support, and the dissemination of messages ranging from education to advocacy.  The RHODI project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  RHODI continues today through sponsorship of robust professional development programming serving our history and heritage colleagues called RHODI Conversations and a quarterly newsletter highlighting news from our partner organizations and in the field.