FPN 2014 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

2015 Summit Recap
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Feedback from 2015 Summit Attendees:

“The Summit was outstanding and quite frankly I think it keeps getting better every year.”

“I love this opportunity to get together with leaders in philanthropy from across the state and discuss current trends and best practices.”

“Great to connect with colleagues and get reenergized!”

2015 FPN Summit Recap
Presented By  Bank of America
Florida Philanthropic Network's 7th annual Statewide Summit on Philanthropy Jan. 29-30 in Orlando was our largest-ever annual conference. This year's Summit challenged Florida's philanthropic community to step up and take part in the next big conversations for our sector.

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this a record-setting event.
Summit Highlights
We kicked off the 2015 Summit with one of our country’s most revered national and international civil servants and philanthropic leaders: Ambassador James A. Joseph. Ambassador Joseph offered insights on how today’s grantmakers can address the growing challenges we face as we seek to improve our communities and our state and make a difference in our work.
FailFest was back for an encore! There is universal recognition about the importance of learning from our failures, yet rarely do we take advantage of opportunities to do so. We have all failed at something in our philanthropic work: Site visits gone awry, disastrous miscommunication with grantees, evaluations that spiral out of control, strategic initiatives that lead us to be un-strategic, and more. We heard from a group of Florida grantmakers who shared stories of their favorite failures and how they learned to embrace humility, affirm the value of taking risks and be honest about learning from mistakes.
Susie Bowie, Director of Nonprofit Strategy, Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Mark Brewer, President & CEO, Central Florida Foundation
Stacy Carlson, Vice President & Program Director - Florida Transition Years, Helios Education Foundation
Eric Kelly, President, Quantum Foundation
Upendo Shabazz-Phillips, Regional Vice President - Palm Beach, Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Deep CityParticipants enjoyed a screening and discussion of Deep City: Birth of the Miami Sound. The 2014 documentary takes us back to when South Florida was the hotbed of soul, funk, rhythm and blues. Co-producer and co-director Dennis Scholl, Vice President of the Arts for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, took part in a post-screening discussion.
We engaged in a conversation with Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and William A. Schambra, Director of Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal - both nationally recognized philanthropy professionals - as they explored how philanthropy can bridge different ideological perspectives to speak with a strong collective voice on key policy issues, such as comprehensive tax reform, and partner to address critical community needs.
Stephen DubnerThe 2015 Summit closed on a provocative note with keynote speaker Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics and 2014’s Think Like a Freak. With his trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, Dubner offered a blueprint for an entirely new way to think about solving the intractable community problems we confront in our daily work.
Post-Summit Discussion: The Philanthropy Show
Thank you to The Philanthropy Show for filming on location at the end of the Summit. The episode that aired March 2, featured Summit highlights by FPN leaders.
Summit Photos
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Summit Social Media
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