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February 12, 2015
FPN-National Center for Family Philanthropy Webinar

Transformation, Transparency and Ongoing Learning: Focusing Your Foundationís Approach and Strategy
Noon - 1:30 pm

February 17, 2015
Presented by Florida Philanthropic Network and Florida Nonprofit Alliance

Policy Update: Changes to the Solicitations of Contributions Act Webinar
2:00 - 3:00 pm

March 12, 2015
FPN-National Center for Family Philanthropy Webinar

Funding Film to Educate, Engage and Achieve Social Change
2:30 - 4:00 pm

March 18-19, 2015
Foundations on the Hill

Washington, DC

Save the Date!
March 26, 2015
Tampa Bay Funders Forum Luncheon

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. Since its founding, the foundation has been making the important connection between individuals' personal memories, passions, dreams and the fulfillment of their charitable goals. With assets of over $239 million in more than 1,100 charitable funds, the foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling more than $15.8 million dollars this past year in the areas of education, health and human services, the arts, animal welfare and the environment. Since its founding, the foundation has invested more than $125 million into the community through grants and scholarships.


Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.

What's New

FPN Featured on The Philanthropy Show

FPN President & CEO David Biemesderfer is a guest on the latest episode of The Philanthropy Show, a new Internet show, that aired Monday, January 26. In the show, Biemesderfer talks about the implications for Florida philanthropy of the state's upcoming transfer of wealth and gives a preview of FPN's 2015 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy. The Philanthropy Show will also be taping a special episode at the conclusion of FPN's Summit, to be aired on February 2. [View the Episode]

FPN Webinar: Blogging for Good: Using Content to Extend Your Reach

In this new world of social media's inbound marketing, blogging has quickly become the number one way organizations are reaching more people with their messages. Blogging can provide your organization with a vehicle to reach more of your audiences, raise awareness about the issues and causes you support, and position your organization, and your organizationís leaders, as experts. During this December 2014 FPN member webinar, Louanne Walters of My Video Voice Productions shared blogging best practices.  [View Webinar]

Children's Health Coverage in Florida: Fewer Uninsured But Challenges Lie Ahead

A newly released FPN educational brief explores children's health coverage in Florida. Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined in recent years, though it remains considerably higher than that of the nation and other southeastern states. This encouraging trend could be disrupted, however, by policy decisions in 2015 that could negatively impact as many as 400,000 children. The brief was authored by Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Policy Institute, and was commissioned by FPN and our Florida Health Funders member affinity group.  [Download Brief | View Webinar | Read Blog]




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FPN Leadership Circle

FPN is grateful to the followng members for their support of FPN's mission and work, above their annual dues investment, of $5,000 or more in 2014:

Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.

Bank of America

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

 Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 

Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Florida Blue Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Health Foundation of South Florida

Helios Education Foundation

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Quantum Foundation

Triad Foundation

Wells Fargo

Winter Park Health Foundation

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