The Minnesota Council on Foundations is excited to host a Foundation Delegation to the World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality – Held in Vitória, Brazil. This delegation is being convened to help foundation leaders identify new strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic economic inequality through their grantmaking. Delegates will have access to the world’s foremost experts from academia, government, think tanks and NGO’s, and will participate in broad and deliberate discussions to create equitable change.
The 2018 FCAN Summit features four general sessions and 30 breakout sessions. More than 50 speakers will highlight latest developments in college access, postsecondary success, college affordability, career readiness and workforce development, data and measurement, and collective impact.
The 2018 Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards will be held on May 3-4, 2018, at the same place, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida. The theme for the 2018 Symposium is Big Issues in Health. It is an exciting and timely topic and we have lined up great local and national speakers, incredible professional development sessions, networking opportunities and fun moments for all.
Register early to join the 475+ executives and staff from health, health care, allied health, universities, governments, foundations, public health nonprofits and others that will be in attendance at the event. Remember there are discounts if you register early.
The CEFG 2018 Annual Meeting is taking place in Miami, Florida, a location fraught with the challenges of climate change, yet also a locus for important resilience work. We will take advantage of being in Miami to consider Florida’s potential as a clean energy leader and its extreme vulnerability to climate impacts. We will look beyond Florida to explore global deep decarbonization scenarios to help inform strategic decision-making and bring allied groups closer to consensus on a range of priority climate action strategies. We will delve intoour political context, energy democracy, and current thinking around communication tools and strategies. Lastly, throughout, we will incorporate the idea of 100% clean and how we can launch the necessary transformations to achieve that goal. Please join funder colleagues for this learning and networking opportunity.
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United Philanthropy Forum’s PolicyWorks Institute is the one opportunity each year for regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations to take a “deep dive” together to strengthen your policy and advocacy work in philanthropy. Join the policy and advocacy staff from regional and national PSOs and their member policy volunteer leaders for two days of sharing, connecting and learning around the PSOs’ critical and growing policy and advocacy work in philanthropy.
NCFP's Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP's senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar will cover:
- What does it mean to be a steward of both the public’s trust and your family’s legacy?
- How do you bring your personal giving identity to the foundation’s collective grantmaking?
- What are the qualities and responsibilities of effective trustees and exceptional boards?
- How do you navigate family dynamics at the board table?
- What essential legal rules do you need to know, and what are the more difficult ethical issues you may confront over time?
- How can you grow into a leader for your family’s philanthropy and get the most from this truly special opportunity?
Florida is a cultural crossroad, serving as both a microcosm and macrocosm of issues that play out in the national landscape and affect our nearly 21 million residents in small towns, metropolitan communities, rural villages and coastal cities. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to philanthropy, our grantmakers share the ingenuity and drive to help improve quality of life for all Floridians.
Connect with your grantmaking colleagues and experts from around the country at the 2018 FPN Statewide Summit on Philanthropy. Join us in discussing motivations and strategies that affirm our resolve to serve Florida communities – the why we do what we do and the how we do it – ensuring impactful growth and an energized future for philanthropy.
The large number of Floridians living in poverty in our state impacts not only individual families, but also businesses, Florida’s economy, and our state’s global competitiveness. Florida will find it harder to succeed in 2030 and beyond if more than 1 in 6 Floridians continue living in poverty.
Join your fellow Floridians for the the Florida Chamber Foundation’s first annual Prosperity Summit, where Florida’s business community will lead discussions around understanding the depth and breadth of poverty in Florida, learning what poverty is and what is isn’t, as well as talking about how Florida’s businesses can create economic prosperity for all Floridians moving forward.
This year’s Summit provides an exciting opportunity to examine why Florida is one of the weakest states in terms of civic health and yet is rich with civic innovation and improvement. We will pay particular attention to challenges, developments and innovative examples in civic education, citizen engagement with government, volunteering and philanthropy, and connecting generations in community service. The program includes over 30 speakers, experts and resource people from Florida and beyond and ample opportunities to connect with leaders from throughout Florida.
Community Investment Connections EXPO – FPN Member Registration Special!
Join the Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporation Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay and enjoy a special FPN Member discount – register at the FLACDC member rate and save $70 per person! This event will be of special interest to members in Broward, Hillsborough, Lee, Leon, Marion, Orange and Palm Beach counties – the sites of FLACDC's featured Creator Projects!
Listen to live project presentations in a ‘shark tank’ style format from 14 Florida nonprofit Creators in Housing, Economic Development and Programs that Empower People. These 10 minute presentations will be followed by comments from professionals in the field on the feasibility and investment value of the projects – a perfect opportunity for philanthropists to learn about valuable projects in these communities and assist in building the capacity of area nonprofits.
Participate in discussions on Equitable Communities, the Sunshine State Survey, Economic Impact of Florida’s Nonprofit Sector, Communities of the Future, the Intersection of Health & Community Development, Community Development & the Arts and more!
*You must be logged in as an FPN member to access the FLACDC member rate.