Emerging Leader Nan O'Kelley of the Community Foundation of North Florida shares what drives her and takeaways from #2018FPN.
David Biemesderfer, President and CEO of United Philanthropy Forum, issued the linked statement after Commerce Secretary Ross this week approved the inclusion of an untested question on citizenship status in his 2020 census questions submission to Congress.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida's Emmanuel Fortune shares his takeaways from #2018FPN, including a common sense understanding of what climate change looks like in marginalized communities and the detrimental effects it has on quality of life. -- with NAACP, The CLEO Institute, The Kresge Foundation.
#2018FPN Presenter and Emerging Leader Tessa LeSage of Southwest Florida Community Foundation shares what drives her and takeaways from #2018FPN.
The topics were many, but the themes were the same from my perspective: Real change requires collective action; and, powered by passion, philanthropy is a necessary and important voice at the table when addressing local, regional, state, national, and global challenges.
Florida has the fourth largest immigrant population in the country. Immigrants and refugees are an integral part of our communities and contribute significantly to Florida’s culture and economy. Join FPN and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) for the Florida Funders' Tour this April.
Emerging Leader Malaina Mote of Southwest Florida Community Foundation shares what drives her and takeaways from #2018FPN.
This post was originally published on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy blog.
During the past two and a half months (just ten short weeks!), we’ve seen a record number of massive disasters. Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana first, followed by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, Florida, and Georgia, and then Hurricane Maria, which devastated additional parts of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Most recently in California, wildfires have had a higher than normal impact on human life.
As we continue to work with members uncovering the true impacts of Hurricane Irma, our FPN team has opted to reschedule or postpone programs to allow our members and Florida grantmakers to focus on relief and recovery efforts in their communities.
Community Foundations of Florida stands with our colleagues in Houston as they begin to assess damages from Hurricane Harvey and uncover the full effects of the storm in the days ahead. Here in Florida, we know all too well the damage storms like this can inflict, as well as the impact and depth of immediate and long-term recovery needs.
Guest post from Stephanie Gocklin, FPN's Director of Communications, on her experience at United Philanthropy Forum's annual conference #ForumCon17 and lessons learned on how we all need to be leaders for diversity, equity and inclusion in the philanthropic sector.