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Tips for Talking About Philanthropy

Publication date: 
06/2016

Talk about philanthropy. Appreciate the value of giving. Chances are, your clients give. They already donate generously to their favorite causes in the community and around the world. As a professional advisor, you can help them streamline their giving and enjoy greater tax advantages. Your community foundation can help you do so.

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Unemployment of Floridians with Disabilities Report

Publication date: 
01/2016

The report shows an employment rate of only 30% for people with disabilities (PWD), ages 16 – 65. Importantly, the research revealed a wide variation of the employment rate from county to county for people with disabilities. This was not true for workers without disabilities. The research was funded by a grant from The Able Trust, to obtain a benchmark employment rate for those they serve, as a primary gauge of the success of programs that The Able Trust funds, and as a measure of the outcomes of the combination of services offered through private and public organizations in the state to increase employment opportunities and actual employment for Floridians with disabilities.

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Annie E. Casey Foundation: KIDS COUNT

Publication date: 
12/2015

KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis through its KIDS COUNT Data Center, the Foundation seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children's issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.

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Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice

Publication date: 
03/2015

Florida Philanthropic Network has partnered with Independent Sector to disseminate a co-branded version of the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice as a means to provide a strong guide for private foundations and public charities that aspire to high standards of governance and ethical practice.

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FPN Webinar: The Florida ALICE Report & How Philanthropy Can Take Action

Publication date: 
02/2015

This February 2015 FPN member webinar presented key findings from the 2014 United Way ALICE Report for Florida including the increase in the basic cost of living, the decrease in the availability of jobs that can support household necessities, and the shortage of housing that the majority of the state's jobs can afford. During the webinar the presenters shared how the data is being used by United Ways across Florida since the report's release in November 2014, and how FPN members can use the data to further philanthropic work in Florida.

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Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry

Publication date: 
01/2015

Developed by the Southern Law Poverty Center, the guide (available in pdf and website formats) provides advice and suggestions for responding to everyday bigotry in a variety of settings-- among family, among friends and neighbors, at work, at school, and in public.

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FPN Urges Senators to Pass the “America Gives More Act”

FPN Urges Senators to Pass the “America Gives More Act”
Publication date: 
09/2014
By: David Biemesderfer, President & CEO, Florida Philanthropic Network
 
When senators return to Washington next week after their August recess, they have an opportunity to help charitable organizations with their critical work in communities. By passing the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), the Senate can help grow philanthropy at a time when the charitable sector is being asked to do more to help those in need.
 
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Communicating the Value of Foundations

Publication date: 
06/2009

Strategic research and communications experts Rich Neimand and Dave Clayton of the Neimand Collaborative led a June 9, 2009 FPN Webinar in which they offered practical guidance on how foundations of all types can communicate about their value, role and impact in a strategic, proactive and consistent way.

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Floridians' Charitable Giving & Views on Nonprofit Leadership

Publication date: 
01/2009

The vast majority of Floridians made financial contributions to charitable organizations in 2008, and most gave the same or more to charity in 2008 than in previous year. That's one of the key findings of Leadership Florida's Third Annual Sunshine State Survey, a statewide survey of Florida residents that included questions on charitable giving for the first time in the survey's history.

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