Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 05, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Join us for a thought-provoking webinar on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and its significance in shaping digital infrastructure and enhancing equitable outcomes for the social sector.

    Session Description

    In this session, speakers from the philanthropic sector will discuss how the power of AI and generative AI systems are transforming how social sector practitioners and foundations are doing their work and achieving their missions. This session is geared toward philanthropic leaders in decision-making roles involved in high-level strategy, organizational effectiveness, grantmaking, or operations. If you're looking to more effectively drive the future of philanthropy through innovation, ethical practices, and compassion, this webinar is for you.


    Sarah Di Troia

    Project Evident, Senior Advisor

    Sarah Di Troia has over thirty years of experience as a grantmaker, strategic advisor, coach and nonprofit executive. This experience fuels an approach integrating market and stakeholder insights with executive coaching to support organizations, teams and individuals to realize new opportunities. At Project Evident, Sarah has focused on AI for the last three years to enhance equitable outcomes and help practitioners and grantmakers understand, innovate, and implement AI.  Before becoming a Senior Advisor to Project Evident, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Health Leads. She led the doubling of impact, developed new earned revenue streams and positioned Health Leads for a successful $30 million capital raise to fuel further growth. Before Health Leads, Sarah was Managing Partner at New Profit. She led investment selection and launched the Pathways Fund, a $50M fund focused on addressing youth development and school support issues.

    Chantal E. Forster

    Technology Association of Grantmakers, Executive Director

    Chantal E. Forster is the executive director of the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG). For over 20 years, Chantal has worked at the nexus of people, data, and technology, leading organizations toward greater collaboration, innovation, and impact. Her career spans the private, public, and social sectors where Chantal has developed a unique ability to build cross-sector technology initiatives that serve the common good. Through her work with TAG, Chantal has become a voice for philanthropic investment in data and technology infrastructure as well as an advocate for centering philanthropy on the "nonprofit experience" to address inequity and measurably advance outcomes.

    • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Community Foundation of Broward- 910 East Las Olas Blvd Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale

    Florida Education Funders Member Network

    Meeting Objectives

    • Learn how Broward is collaborating for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading through Broward Reads.
    • Have discussion concerning topics relevant to Florida funders.
    • Understand the data and possible approaches to gender inequities.
    • Receive a preview of education issues likely to be addressed in Florida's 2024 legislative session.


    9:00 AM        Networking Breakfast

    9:45 AM        Break

    10:00 AM     Welcome and Introductions

    10:15  AM    Panel - Early Learning in Broward County -Success through Collaboration

    11:15 AM      Florida Specific Discussion Topics

    12:00 PM      Networking Lunch

    1:00   PM       A Look at Data

    1:15   PM      Addressing Differences in Gender Outcomes - Strategies to Improve Outcomes for All Students

    2:00   PM     2024 Legislative Session Preview

    2:45   PM     Debrief

    3:00   PM     Adjourn

    To access the full agenda, please use the link below.

    Updated Agenda

    If you have any dietary restrictions please email Geula - geula@fpnetwork.org

    Registration is closed on October 6th, 2023.

    • Thursday, October 26, 2023
    • Friday, October 27, 2023
    • Center for Health Equity - St Petersburg, FL

    Civic Health for the Whole Community: From Data to Community Action and Results

    The Summit will feature a civic thought leaders offering information and expertise on civic health tools, and a World Cafe facilitated process to  engage the Summit participants in distilling and harvesting civic action ideas for equitably enhancing the civic health of their communities.

    To learn more about the event and to register, please use the link below.

    Summit Details

    • Monday, October 30, 2023
    • Wednesday, November 01, 2023
    • Boston, MA

    Taking place in Boston from October 30 – November 1, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)’s national conference brings together senior foundation leaders, program officers, trustees, philanthropic advisors, and major donors to engage with the most pressing issues in philanthropy. CEP2023 will feature talks from influential and thought-provoking leaders, focused breakout sessions, and ample opportunity to learn from and connect with peers. To find out more about what’s happening at the CEP conference, have a look at the CEP2023 agenda. Curious who else will be there? Take a look at the registration list so far — and then add your own name by registering soon!


    • Wednesday, November 01, 2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Zoom

    The State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida

    Dr. Letourneau will present the findings from the Florida Center for Nursing's August 2023 'State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida' report.

    Dr. Rosario-Schoepp will discuss the Health Foundation of South Florida's efforts to increase access to care through workforce investments.

    Featured Speakers

    Rayna M. Letourneau, PhD, RN

    Executive Director, Florida Center for Nursing

    Janisse Rosario-Schoepp, PhD, MPH

    Chief Strategy Officer, Health Foundation of South Florida

    Time will be built into the agenda for member updates and information sharing.

    This meeting is FREE and open to all FPN members. Registration is required to receive login information!

    For programmatic questions, please contact Geula Ferguson

    For registration issues, please email here.

    • Monday, December 04, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wild Sea Resturant (Wine Room) - 620 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33301

    Join fellow South Florida grantmakers for an informal networking lunch where we will have time to share news, best practices and learn about each other's work.

    FPN will provide an update on our work and priorities as we reach the end of 2023.


    $30 - FPN Members

    $40 - Non-members

    Open to grantmakers only. Non-members welcome.


    Available behind the building on SE 4th Avenue.

    For programmatic questions, please contact Geula Ferguson.

    For registration issuesplease email here.

    • Wednesday, December 06, 2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Zoom

    Chronicle of Philanthropy Listening Tour

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the premier source of news, information, analysis, and opinion in the nonprofit world, is growing its coverage of philanthropy and the social sector and seeking out new perspectives, diverse voices, and story ideas. Join longtime Chronicle leader Stacy Palmer to learn more about how the publication is expanding, to share your ideas for how the Chronicle can best serve the social sector, and to offer your suggested story ideas. 

    Featured Speaker

    Stacy Palmer

    Chief Executive of the Chronicle of Philanthropy

    Stacy helped found the Chronicle in 1988, when it was started by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc. She has served as its top editor since 1996.

    Under Stacy’s leadership the organization has evolved from its roots as a biweekly newspaper for social-sector professionals into an organization that offers a monthly magazine, robust news, advice, and opinion sections, and a host of webinars, briefings, and other services.

    In addition, she helped forge a partnership with the Associated Press and the Conversation designed to educate the public about the nonprofit world and to establish a fellowship program to coach local journalists to provide more sustained and sophisticated coverage of nonprofits and foundations.


    FPN Members - Free

Past events

Thursday, September 21, 2023 Philanthropy Toolkit Series, Session 5: Nonprofit Finance Basics
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 FPN Community Foundations of Florida Staff Retreat
Wednesday, September 06, 2023 Funders Roundtable: Tampa Bay
Wednesday, August 09, 2023 Joint FEF/FHF Meeting
Wednesday, August 02, 2023 FPN & Consortium of Florida Education Foundations: Education Insights
Wednesday, August 02, 2023 Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 State of Nonprofits 2023: What Funders Need to Know
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Florida Health Funders Roundtable
Thursday, June 22, 2023 FCA Third Thursday Webinars
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 South Florida Funders Lunch
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 FPN Scholarship Roundtable Meeting
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Florida Education Funders Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 2023 Workplace and Employment Law Trends for 2023
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Florida Health Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 2023 2023 Virtual Budget & Tax Briefing: Virtual Local Watch Party
Thursday, April 13, 2023 How Philanthropy Can Combat Toxic Polarization
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Florida Education Funders Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2023 Governance & Legal Trends and Best Practices: A Review for Funders
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Community Foundations of Florida Donor Services Roundtable Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Grants Managers Roundtable Meeting
Thursday, March 09, 2023 How to Approach Human Gain Investments
Thursday, February 16, 2023 A Data-Driven Approach to Practicing Effective Philanthropy
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 Sponsorship of the Statewide Summit on Philanthropy 2023
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2022 State of Philanthropy Tech: Trends & Key Findings
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Community Foundations of Florida CEOs & Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 Florida Health Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 Municipal Strategic Partnerships
Thursday, November 03, 2022 A Roadmap for Resilient Housing for Philanthropy in Florida
Wednesday, November 02, 2022 Valuing Quality Credentials for Student Success
Thursday, October 27, 2022 Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Florida Health Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 Hurricane Ian: Responding to a catastrophic storm
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Funders Roundtable: Tampa Bay
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Counting on the Census: Civic Infrastructure, Civic Advance and the Role of Philanthropy
Thursday, September 08, 2022 Community Foundation Boot Camp
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Demographic Data for Businesses & the Census
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Education Affinity Group & Florida Health Funders Special Meeting
Thursday, July 14, 2022 Much Alarm, Less Action: Foundations and Climate Change
Monday, June 27, 2022 Teacher Recruitment & Retention
Monday, June 27, 2022 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 A Transformational Tool to Help Drive Change- The US Prosperity Index
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Deep Dive: Why Does Listening Matter?
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 GMAG Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Improving the Scholarship Recipient/Donor Experience
Friday, April 22, 2022 Florida PEAK Chapter Session: Champions of Storytelling
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 State Policy, Budget, and Revenue Outlook
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 GMAG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 06, 2022 2022 Budget and Tax Briefing
Friday, April 01, 2022 Engaging Retirees in Civic Life
Thursday, March 24, 2022 Health Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Monday, March 21, 2022 Florida's Non-Profit Data Report 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022 RSA LobbyTalk Live
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 GMAG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Sponsorship of the Statewide Summit on Philanthropy 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy 2022
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 GMAG Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Florida Best Practices in Accelerated Learning to Address COVID Learning Loss
Thursday, December 09, 2021 Look Ahead to 2022 Florida Legislative Session
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Investing in Change
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Hearing Student Voices in Scholarship Programs
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 State/Local Strategies for a Stronger American Community Survey & Census
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Philanthropy and Florida’s Environment
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 FPN 101
Thursday, September 30, 2021 Florida Health Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Connecting Policy Advocacy & Grassroots Organizing to Improve Economic Security
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Barriers to Economic Mobility for Low-Income Working Families with Young Children
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Education Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Civic Participation Webinar
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Florida Health Funders Affinity Group Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Corporate Member Webinar: Corporate Disaster Philanthropy
Monday, May 03, 2021 Overlooked, Underserved & Missing
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Fair Redistricting Funder Briefing
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Budget Priorities and Policy Impact
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Corporate Member Webinar: The Shifting Landscape of Corporate Social Responsibility
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Mental Health and K-12 Education: Impact, Ideas, and Opportunities
Friday, April 09, 2021 Funder Convening: Vaccine Equity, Trusted Messengers & Civic Infrastructure
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Budget Watch Party
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Foundations on the Hill
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Foundations on the Hill
Monday, March 08, 2021 FPN/FWFA Research to Action Briefing
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Pressing Policy Priorities in Florida: A conversation with The Pew Charitable Trusts
Monday, February 22, 2021 Education Insights: Addressing the Digital Divide
Friday, February 12, 2021 Education Insights: A Preview of the 2021 Legislative Session
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Foundations on the Hill – UPF Welcome Training

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