Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Supporting education issues, Organizations & needs in Florida

    Join us for a bi-monthly discussion of important discussion of education issues facing students at all levels across the state of Florida.

    National experts will join us as we explore learning loss which preceded COVID (as evidenced by declining NAEP scores) and factors that are exasperating learning loss during COVID.  While standardized tests were suspended in 2020 so the full impact is not yet understood, other indicators are beginning to quantify the challenges students and teachers have faced during the pandemic.  By understanding these factors, funders can be better prepared to respond even as the challenges continue to unfold. 

    Click HERE for this month's complete agenda.


    Mike Petrilli serves as the  President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow for Education Commission of the States. An award-winning writer, he is the author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma, editor of Education for Upward Mobility, and co-editor of How to Educate an American. Petrilli has published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg View, and Slate, and appears frequently on television and radio. Petrilli helped to create the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Policy Innovators in Education Network, and, long, long ago, Young Education Professionals. He serves on the advisory boards of the Association of American Educators, MDRC, and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. He lives with his family in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Paul G. Perrault, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Community Impact and Learning for Helios Education Foundation.  Dr. Perrault is charged with leading the development of the Foundation’s research and evaluation agenda and in managing Helios’ grants and project management team.   

    Dr. Perrault comes to Helios with more than 15 years of research and evaluation experience.  Prior to joining Helios, he was a researcher at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, where he served as a lead investigator on Arizona’s Move On When Ready evaluation and as principal investigator on Yuma’s Ready Now Yuma evaluation.

    Dr. Perrault received his Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Policy with a specialization in research methodology at the University of Michigan along with two Masters Degrees, one in Educational Administration and another in Secondary Certification.  He also earned a JD at the University of Detroit Mercy and a BA in Journalism at Michigan State University.

    Dr. Perrault’s currently serves as a Board Member for Touchstone Health Services and is co-chair of the Data Impact Group for Grantmakers for Education.  More recently he was selected as a fellow to Arizona’s prestigious Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy and is an alum of Valley Leadership – Class 40.

    The Education Funders Affinity Group (EAG) supports a culture of high expectations for all students, in and out of school, from early childhood through postsecondary education, leading to career success.

    EAG meetings are free for all FPN members. Registration is required.

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual

    In this Education Insights program, join FPN and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations as our guests review the education priorities of policymakers, expected policy discussions, the budget outlook and how to follow the action.

    The webinar is free but registration is required.

    • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    • Tuesday, February 08, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting

    Join fellow FPN members with grants management responsibilities for our monthly Grants Mangers Affinity Group meeting to share best practices, updates and challenges. The meetings are open to all staff of FPN member organizations.

    This meeting is free for all members.
    Registration is required to receive the participation link.

    • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Friday, January 21, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, Fl. 32789

    Join us at the wonderful Alfond Inn for our first in-person Community Foundations of Florida meeting in over two years on January 20th & 21st, 2022!

    Open to CEO’s and up to two of your trustees, we hope you will attend to enjoy some networking with your CFF colleagues, learn from engaging speakers and assist CFF Leadership as we plan for upcoming programs.
    Registration for the meeting is $750, which includes your CEO and up to two trustees. Sleep rooms can be reserved at the negotiated rate of $269 each.
    The meeting will commence at 2pm on the 20th with a presentation by Mark Stuart, President &CEO, San Diego Foundation, who will share his process for building relationships with legislators and recognizing power of policy to bring about deep, lasting change. This will be followed by an update from Jeff Hamond VP at Van Scoyoc & Associates, who will focus on providing a summary of the King/Grassley legislation and how your relationships with legislators can influence regulation on philanthropy.


    To make your reservations at The Alfond Inn visit www.thealfondinn.com . Go to “reservations”, enter the date and use the Group Code FPN0122 to receive the discounted group rate.

    • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    • Friday, February 18, 2022
    • Virtual Summit

    Florida Philanthropic Network | Statewide Summit on Philanthropy
    February 16-18, 2022

    Catalytic Connection: Critical Conversations for Florida

    Philanthropy’s greatest impact is achieved when its collective actions are catalytic – accelerated to significant change or action. As Grantmakers, finding ways to collaborate and partner alongside the communities we work in and support is essential to shifting and changing systems that no longer serve the greater good. This critical work starts with open conversations - where diverse voices and experiences are heard, where thought leaders work together, where all issues are viewed with an equity lens, and where community continues to be the core of what we all do. This type of connection allows for strategies and plans to emerge to help inspire, shape, and change the way we do business and the way we serve others.

    FPN’s Statewide Summit on Philanthropy is the only gathering of its kind in Florida, bringing independent sector leaders from throughout the state to engage in candid conversations with each other and speakers from around the country to learn, be inspired and grow. Our hope is that the conversations and connections continue long after this gathering, leading to collaboration and innovation across the sector.

    Registration is Open |
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    • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, February 18, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • JW Marriott, Orlando Bonnett Creek

    FPN's Statewide Summit on Philanthropy is the only gathering of its kind in Florida, bringing independent sector leaders from throughout the state to engage in candid conversations with each other and speakers from around the country to learn, be inspired, and grow. Our hope is that the conversations and connections continue long after this gathering, leading to collaboration and innovation across the sector.

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    Gain targeted exposure and showcase the value of your organization and/or services to key leaders in Florida grantmaking organizations through Summit promotions. Increase brand recognition through Summit communications before, during and after the event.

    Who attend the Summit?
    More than 250 professionals from the charitable sector are expected to attend FPN's 2022 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy. More than 90% of participants are from grantmaking organizations, including CEOs, board members and staffs of private independent and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate foundations/giving programs from throughout Florida.

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Past events

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
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 GMAG Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 Effects of COVID-19 on Florida Nonprofits Research Release

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