When I met with Florida’s congressional representatives and their staffs earlier this year to talk about issues of importance to philanthropy, time and time again people from both parties told me that comprehensive spending and tax reform is likely to happen in Washington in 2013 or 2014—no matter who wins the presidential election this fall. Since most legislative issues of interest to foundations and charitable giving concern federal tax legislation, if we want to be relevant the philanthropy sector should consider how to position and discuss these issues within a broader tax reform context. A new Urban Institute study can help.
Just as Tropical Storm Debby was whipping through Florida last month, Florida Philanthropic Network hosted a webinar to examine philanthropy’s role in disasters, based on lessons learned by the Jessie Ball duPo
“Collaboration” is a word that has been bandied about a lot in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors in recent years, with calls for nonprofit collaboration escalating after the recession hit in 2008.
Donors Forum of South Florida, a regional association of funders in South Florida, has reached an agreement to merge with Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of foundations, corporate givers and other grantmaking organizations.
I’m not sure what’s in the water in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, but we need to bottle it up and spread it around.
Florida is proposing to make significant changes in its Medicaid Long-Term Care program, impacting as many as 84,000 current beneficiaries as well as another 27,000 individuals who are on various waiting lists.