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EAG February 2017 Meeting

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02/2017

FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group met for their annual meeting before the 2017 FPN Statewide Summit on Philanthropy, where attendees heard from leaders in education on Florida Standards implementation efforts and recent developments for increasing post-secondary degree attainment across the state. 

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Advancing Racial Equity in Arts Grantmaking

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02/2017

Since 2008, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) has been elevating racial equity and social justice as a critical issue affecting the field of arts philanthropy. In 2013, the board approved a motion to make racial equity an organizational priority, and in 2015, GIA published its landmark Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy Statement of Purpose. The statement included definitions, recommendations, and other resources to support arts funders in taking up and continuing this important work. This session will present an overview of GIA's work to date and offer attendees actionable steps that individuals and institutions can take to advance racial equity in their philanthropic practices.

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Prioritizing Grantee Inclusion for Transformational Solutions

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02/2017

Partnering with grantees to shape what we do and how we do it is the best way to achieve our shared goals of social change. In fact, research shows that grantmakers who are more connected to their grantees are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful. But shifting the grantmaker-grantee relationship from transactional to transformational requires that grantmakers not only commit to grantee inclusion, but also understand the seismic shift in practice that may be needed in order to develop strong relationships. Join Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) to learn and discuss what it really takes to prioritize grantee inclusion and learn tools and frameworks that will help build a habit of reflective practice.

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Building Stronger Communities Together: Immigrants and Asset Building

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02/2017

Immigrants and refugees play a vital role in our economy as catalysts for community revitalization, particularly in rural areas. Newcomers help to strengthen city and state economies as workers, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs. Yet, many first and second-generation immigrants struggle to achieve economic stability and have limited access to asset building tools and services that would further contribute to local economies and help them achieve long-term financial security. Given the demographic importance of the foreign-born population and their children in our workforce and economy, there is a pressing need to examine current trends and their implications for philanthropy. What can funders gain by examining the immigrant dimensions of their grantmaking strategies that seek to expand economic opportunity and learning about asset-building strategies for low-income communities? And how can the challenges facing immigrant populations in rural areas be addressed in order to help revitalize communities that are often under-resourced? 

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Coastal Algae Blooms Causes and Solutions: What is Philanthropy's Role in Solving the Crisis

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02/2017

Blue-green algae blooms created catastrophes in coastal communities last year. Severity and duration of blue-green algae appears to be increasing. In other coastal areas previously unknown brown algae is blamed for fish kills. Outbreaks of red tide have long plagued Gulf waters and impacting marine life and exposing human to airborne toxics. Some affected people are upset with government for failing to stop pollution, but government officials say not enough is known about causes and resources are scarce. Advocates want stronger laws and more public funds to treat pollution sources. How can Florida’s philanthropic leaders step up to the challenge? Mote Marine Lab’s Dr. Vince Lovko, a harmful algae bloom expert will discuss algae trends and causes. What is known? Will more monitoring and improved technologies help us understand the challenges? Audubon Florida’s Eric Draper, a long-time water quality advocate will talk about efforts to control human-caused nutrient pollution thought to be the cause blue-green algae outbreaks in waters throughout Florida. Will investments in research, education and advocacy help advance solutions. How do we harness public concern in this time of crisis?

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Philanthropy’s Role in a New Era

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02/2017

The Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson delivered the plenary address, "Philanthropy's Role in a New Era," at the Florida Philanthropic Network Summit on Feb. 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. In this speech, Rapson shared 10 principles for how the foundation does its work, all informed through the foundation's experience in supporting Detroit's revitalization and its transformation from a capital challenge grantmaker to a strategic philanthropy. 

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Civil Legal Aid: A Natural Ally in Advancing Social and Economic Mobility

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02/2017

Eradicating poverty, homelessness, domestic violence. Supporting veterans, the elderly and immigrants. Creating healthy communities with affordable housing. No matter what your strategic philanthropic priorities, access to civil legal aid and legal advocacy are strategic tools that can advance philanthropy’s goals and help vulnerable populations achieve social and economic mobility. Civil legal Aid helps people solve problems – it can helps people protect their families, secure safe and affordable housing, protect income and assets, and ensure access to health care. Recent national studies show that 4 out of 5 individuals with low-incomes face a civil justice issue every 18 months. This session focuses on innovation solutions and ways to use civil legal aid as a key strategy to bolster high impact foundation programming and improve economic, social, and health conditions for people and communities.

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