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Florida's 2017 ALICE Report: A Collaborative Effort to Improve the Lives of Low-income Households

Publication date: 
06/2017

The United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project presents a broad picture of financial insecurity at the state, county and town level, and the reasons for why. Webinar attendees received an orientation to the ALICE Report and an update on the trends since the 2014 study was released. The 2017 data, information and implications will be discussed in an interactive format. Watch below to learn about the report’s policy implications and how the research is being used in Tallahassee.

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Beyond Scholarships: How Foundations and Organizations are Rethinking Approaches to Promote Equity

Publication date: 
06/2017

Moving the needle to create equity is no easy task. In order to create measurable change, foundations and other educational organizations must be willing to take risks and try new innovative approaches to support students. During this webinar, participants learned about work that the Helios Education Foundation, Florida Philanthropic Network and the Florida College Access Network are leading in compiling such practices and innovative programs.

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But I'm Not an Immigrant Funder!

Publication date: 
05/2017

In this webinar co-hosted by Florida Philanthropic Network and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, funders learn about the state’s newcomer population, their contributions to the Sunshine State, and how the Executive Orders and recent proposed policies may impact immigrant families and affect Florida’s communities. We explore how funders at the local, state, and national levels have integrated an understanding of the needs and contributions of newcomers into their work across multiple funding areas, including health, poverty reduction, economic opportunity and education. 

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Reducing Poverty through Social Enterprise: A National Effort by Catholic Charities USA

Publication date: 
05/2017

On this webinar, Catholic Charities Senior Director of Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship Matthew Zieger discusses how Catholic Charities utilizes business and investment models to enhance outcomes, transform opportunity creation, and break the cycle of poverty. Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Vice President of Community Impact Matt Spence also shares how nonprofit social enterprises assist in program sustainability and impact, create additional social returns for aligned funders, and what to consider when assessing a nonprofit organization’s readiness to establish a social enterprise or microenterprise development program.

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K-12 Education: A Recap of the 2017 Legislative Session

Publication date: 
05/2017

Learn what happened in key education areas during this annual Legislative Session debrief -- what it all means for our students, teachers and schools. Hosted in conjunction with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, watch the recording below for insights on policy and budget outcomes. Senator David Simmons, Chair of the Florida Senate's Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K-12 Education, was the featured speaker.

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ACA, Medicaid and CHIP: What Changes Could Mean for Florida

Publication date: 
03/2017

The federal policy landscape is in flux, and health care is among the top priorities of this Congress and the new administration. Download the slides and listen to the recording of this Florida Health Funders webinar with Joan Alker, executive director and research professor at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, as she discusses how various policy proposals to alter or repeal the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program could impact healthcare in Florida — especially for children.

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Making the Most of Your Membership

Publication date: 
01/2017

As part of the Florida Philanthropic Network family, FPN members enjoy access to a robust suite of programs and services to advance their missions and our collective work. Our members vary widely in size, type, years of existence and program interests, but they all share a commitment to building philanthropy to build a better Florida.

FPN connects Florida funders to one another through educational programs, networking, regional convenings, online opportunities and much more. Learn about membership in FPN – the only funders network exclusively serving Florida grantmakers – and how you can take advantage of these benefits.

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