FPN partnered with Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families and Grantmakers in Health for a recent webinar discussion on the state of children's health coverage in Florida. This webinar gave Florida funders the opportunity to hear from those in the field working hard to build a comprehensive approach to covering kids and families in Florida.
During this March 2015 member webinar we learned about Simplify, a new data-sharing tool that streamlines the grants application process for nonprofits and makes it easier for foundations to access information from grant applicants. Grantmakers get quality data, grantees save valuable time, and everyone benefits from a more efficient process. Simplify is an initiative of GuideStar and the Technology Affinity Group (TAG).
This February 2015 FPN member webinar provided the latest public policy and legislative updates on what’s happening in Washington that will impact philanthropy. It also provided an opportunity to learn more about Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), an annual event or grantmakers to help our state's congressional delegation understand our work and our issues.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is currently in the process of implementing changes made during the 2014 legislative session to Florida's Solicitation of Contributions Act - changes in which FPN played an advisory role. This February 2015 webinar, presented with Florida Nonprofit Alliance, provided an opportunity to learn about these changes firsthand from representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where - anywhere in our state, anytime and with just a few clicks. Access to accurate, up-to-date grantmaking data is critical to understanding the funding landscape and ensuring that your giving is as effective as it can be. This February 2015 member webinar shared about the campaign to "Get on the Map" and how FPN members can help fuel the new Florida Philanthropic Network Foundation Map, a tool that will provide continuous and interactive access to up-to-date information on Florida's philanthropic investments.
This February 2015 FPN member webinar presented key findings from the 2014 United Way ALICE Report for Florida including the increase in the basic cost of living, the decrease in the availability of jobs that can support household necessities, and the shortage of housing that the majority of the state's jobs can afford. During the webinar the presenters shared how the data is being used by United Ways across Florida since the report's release in November 2014, and how FPN members can use the data to further philanthropic work in Florida.
A newly released FPN educational brief explores children's health coverage in Florida. This December 2014 webinar discusses the bried. Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined in recent years, though it remains considerably higher than that of the nation and other southeastern states. This encouraging trend could be disrupted, however, by policy decisions in 2015 that could negatively impact as many as 400,000 children.
In this new world of social media's inbound marketing, blogging has quickly become the number one way organizations are reaching more people with their messages. During this December 2014 FPN member webinar, Louanne Walters of My Video Voice Productions shared blogging best practices.
Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) wondered: what is getting in the way? Why are good intentions, buttressed with theory and practical advice, not achieving better results on measures of diversity, equity and inclusion?
Strategic research and communications experts Rich Neimand and Dave Clayton of the Neimand Collaborative led a June 9, 2009 FPN Webinar in which they offered practical guidance on how foundations of all types can communicate about their value, role and impact in a strategic, proactive and consistent way.