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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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Understanding Independent Sector’s Principles for Effective Governance

Publication date: 
01/2017

Independent Sector's Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. This webinar focuses on the policies and procedures a board of directors should implement to fulfill its oversight and governance responsibilities effectively.

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Understanding Independent Sector’s Principles for Responsible Fundraising

Publication date: 
12/2016

Independent Sector's Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. In this webinar, we focused on the policies and procedures an organization should follow to ensure wise stewardship of charitable resources.

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Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: Strong Financial Oversight

Publication date: 
10/2016

The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. In this webinar, we focused on the 6 principles of strong financial oversight, digging into their details, including legal background and practical tips for implementation.

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Education Works Virtual Forum: Challenges of Implementing Florida Standards

Publication date: 
09/2016

Catch up on the implementation of the Florida Standards since 2014 and the challenges educators have faced in this webinar hosted by FPN and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). Brian Dassler of Florida Department of Education and Ben Jackson of TNTP discuss implementation and what's being done to support teachers and districts.

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Effective Communications During Crisis: Prepare. Respond. Assess.

Publication date: 
08/2016

FPN's Communications Affinity Group and Center for Disaster Philanthropy explored best practices and tools for communications professionals during crisis in this August 2016 webinar, including a live demo of the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook from Anna Hurt, CDP Disaster Management Analyst, lessons learned from Central Florida Foundation's Rachel Calderon in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy and crisis management principles from Helios Education Foundation's Grace Maseda, APR. 

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    National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting

    Publication date: 
    06/2016

    People across the country continue to grieve over the tremendous loss of life that occurred on June 12, when a gunman attacked an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, leaving 49 dead and more than 50 injured, nearly all LGBTQ, Latinx, and young. This was a violent attack against the LGBTQ community, the Latinx/Hispanic community, the Orlando community and our nation.

    Funders concerned about this tragedy and how to best respond joined a national teleconference on June 22, 11 am-noon ET. The teleconference was co-hosted by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, GCIR, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and Women's Funding Network. Click on the link below to listen to the the recording for updates from Florida’s philanthropic community to learn about the current needs, how local philanthropy is responding and the type of help that is needed now and in future; share some lessons learned by funders from other mass shootings; and explore how philanthropy can play a role right now and down the road.

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