The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation (RMSFF) is currently seeking a program officer to join the grants team. He/she will report to the Florida Director and will work cooperatively on the grants team, as well as with all other Foundation staff. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and analytical skills, in-depth knowledge of the community and non-profit sector, and will be a team player capable of putting the common good first.
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At this juncture in its lifespan, the Florida Health Funders member affinity group is developing a new strategic action plan to engage health grantmakers throughout Florida in more intentional and impactful ways. The FHF ad hoc Strategic Directions Work Group has spent considerable time this year planning and has decided to focus on two efforts in 2018: promoting shared learning and conversation among its members and developing a leadership voice with the vision of becoming a trusted credible voice that informs public policy at the local, regional, and state level. This proposal seeks funding for research and planning to achieve this vision.
CEP’s 2016 report, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy, finds that foundation leaders believe learning from the experiences of those they are ultimately trying to help holds a great deal of promise for increasing foundation impact in the coming decades. But CEP research also shows that both funders and grantees alike don’t always see this learning happening.
So, how are foundations that are rated highly by their grantees on their understanding of beneficiary needs doing this work?
Staying Connected: How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help profiles five foundations ranked among the top 15 percent of foundations that commissioned a Grantee Perception Report (GPR) between 2016 and 2017 when it comes to how their grantees rated them on questions related to their understanding of intended beneficiaries’ needs. The work of these five foundations seeks to help beneficiaries in a range of focus areas — from students to children and adults in need of affordable health care.
The foundations profiled are: Nord Family Foundation in Amherst, OH; Helios Education Foundation in Phoenix, AZ; the Duke Endowment in Charlotte, NC; the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owing Mills, MD; and SC Ministry Foundation in Cincinnati, OH.
The Fund for Shared Insight provided funding for this report.
Learn about the education priorities of key statewide organizations and policymakers, the budget outlook and the latest from Tallahassee in this one-hour webinar recording for those interested in Florida education issues.
This policy brief examines creative scholarship models that meet the needs of underserved students, often by moving beyond monetary aid in the direction of wrap-around student supports. While continuing to provide financial relief for income-qualified students, a number of these programs couple academic supports along with financial assistance in order to address non-monetary needs that often impede completion.
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Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition is based on data from 258 companies. This report not only presents a profile of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement, but also includes a Trends Summary that highlights the prominent features of corporate societal investment.
Top 10 findings from a three-part study of giving circles, their impact and their relationship with their hosting organizations significantly updates our understanding of the current scope, scale and significance of giving circles and other models of collective giving in the U.S. Additionally, this study deepens our understanding of the impact of participation in giving circles on donors’ giving and civic engagement and offers actionable information related to the relationships between giving circles and their hosting organizations.
This research presents the first updated understanding of the current landscape of giving circles and similar models of collective giving or giving collaboratives in the United States in over 10 years.
List of FEMA Liaisons and their geographic assignments. FPN members should feel free to reach out with any questions and/or to connect on Hurricane Irma Disaster Response. Some of them have already made some great connections and are working very collaboratively.
Preview the findings of Homelessness and Education in Florida: Impacts on Children and Youth, co-authored by the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at UF and Miami Homes for All.
Commissioned by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the report explores the impacts of homelessness and housing instability on the education of children and youth in Florida by focusing on students’ experiences. The findings are based on student data provided by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and phone interviews with school district staff serving as homelessness education liaisons in 29 counties throughout Florida. The report also includes policy recommendations based on the report findings and best practices from across the country.
FPN's Florida Health Funders hosted a first in-depth look at Children’s Coverage in Florida: A Closer Look at Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program with Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Joan presented findings from the report, including policy considerations for CHIP and Medicaid; results from Florida’s continued improvement in children’s coverage rates; and potential CHIP funding outcomes and what’s at stake for Florida’s children.
Florida education funders and education leaders gathered at Quail Hollow Elementary School for a unique hands-on experience observing effective instruction consistent with the Florida Standards, interactions with principals and teachers and discussion on challenges and accomplishments. Funders also heard initial results and next steps of the College Access and Success Initiative, as well as insights into the upcoming legislative session.
The objective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to state, tribal, local governments and certain types of private non-profit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the president.
Listen to the audio the recording of Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know, a webinar for funders sponsored by Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Council on Foundations and the Southeastern Council of Foundations. To learn more about how Irma impacted the states and abroad, read Center for Disaster Philanthropy's detailed summary and listen to the audio recording of “Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know."
Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce. Nonprofit people are nonprofit programs. Given this reality, supporting the nonprofit workforce is an effective strategy for increasing performance, impact, and sustainability.
As the opioid crisis rages on, rural communities are suffering some of the worst damage. Rural places are home to many older people, but their needs, and the many different ways they are affected, are often overlooked. As part of Grantmakers in Aging's rural aging initiative, GIA has released a new paper: Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders, which offers a fresh perspective, broadening the discussion, highlighting the needs and concerns of older adults, and describing proven programs, innovative partnerships, policy recommendations, and scientific and medical responses that governments, communities, nonprofits, and philanthropies can support and expand.
Nonprofits are more important than ever, not only through their various health, human service and educational services, but also in their significant contribution to the overall economy. While there is considerable focus on the public and private sectors of our economy, the nonprofit sector’s economic contributions draw little attention.
The Florida Nonprofit Alliance has commissioned a tailored report that provides an overview of Florida’s nonprofits and their positive economic impact on the state. This critical study provides the state’s elected officials, business community and its nonprofit sector with clear, concise and accurate information on the breadth and financial scope of the nonprofit sector, ultimately providing factual support for the investment in the services and resources nonprofits supply.
Watch the recording below as Florida Nonprofit Alliance Executive Director Sabeen Perwaiz takes a deeper look at the report and how you can apply the findings to your work.
In this webinar Community IT Innovators CTO Matt Eshelman explores the nonprofit IT security landscape in 2017 laying out recent threats and trends. He takes you through a manageable outline to create or update a policy for your organization that will address different levels of access to data; confidentiality and security; emails, passwords and 2-step authentication; and what policies need to be in place for staff devices whether yours or theirs.