Building Philanthropy for a better florida

Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy. FPN's members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs - from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola - who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $430 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens. Our members vary widely in size, type, years of existence and program interests, but they all share a commitment to building philanthropy to build a better Florida.

FPN 2023 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy Call for Session Proposals is now open!

Making Waves; Florida Philanthropy in Action

"It is said that a rising tide lifts all boats…”

As grantmakers, how can we ensure that the ripple effects of the times we currently navigate do not cause the communities we serve to be swept away?

At the FPN Summit, we will gather to learn and explore how to improve the lives of Floridians most vulnerable to the impact of economic realities, policies that harm, and environments under attack. By remaining open to exploration and discovery,  we can fuel new ways to engage with our partners and work more collaboratively across the state to elevate the voices of those we serve. Nimbly adapting to change - both within the philanthropic sector and beyond - will be essential as we tackle the challenges faced in our state. Through reflection on where we have been and what is possible, along with a willingness to take risks and work together, we can overcome any obstacle.

As the only gathering of its kind in the state, we hope you can join us February 1st- 3rd, 2023 at the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Orlando to learn, network, collaborate and grow to continue to build a better Florida for all.

The Florida Philanthropic Network invites you to submit your session proposal ideas for the 2023 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy.

Who: This call for sessions is open to member and non-member organizations of FPN as well as sponsors, statewide organizations, individuals, and third sector leaders. Organizations of all sizes are encouraged to apply.

How many: Organizations or individuals may submit a maximum of two proposals. All proposals submitted by different individuals from the same organization count toward the limit.

Deadline: August 15, 2022 There are no deadline extensions. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Evaluation Criteria  
We are seeking sessions that achieve one or more of the following:
• Provides participants with practical guidance and take-aways.
• Address an issue unique to Florida- based grantmaking.
• Improves an existing practice or mindset, explores a new or emerging practice or mindset, OR offers a unique perspective on a trend in philanthropy.
• Addresses a challenge or illustrates a unique collaboration.
• All sessions should incorporate various learning styles and/or interactive components.
• Florida Philanthropic Network’s Summit Planning Committee and FPN staff team will review all submissions and select those that are most relevant to our audience and meet at least one of the above criteria. The committee will review all session proposals with names omitted —i.e., solely on the strength of the proposal in meeting the criteria. Final approval is at the discretion of FPN staff.

Call for Proposals Submission Form

Questions on eligibility, workshop content or format?
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