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FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group met for their annual meeting before the 2017 FPN Statewide Summit on Philanthropy, where attendees heard from leaders in education on Florida Standards implementation efforts and recent developments for increasing post-secondary degree attainment across the state.
These profiles highlight the economic importance, diversity, and community impact of the charitable sector in each of the 50 states.
American schools have famously lagged behind foreign schools in all areas of academic achievement. When James W. Stigler and James Hiebert made their assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) ten years ago, they discovered that the problem with American education is neither one of testing nor curricula, but teaching. A clarion call for treating teaching like the craft it is, The Teaching Gap lays out a clear program for change that administrators, teachers, and parents can implement together. Newly updated with fresh teaching solutions drawn from new research, this educational classic is as vital a teaching tool as ever.
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.
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.
An initiative of the Alliance for Justice, Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so.
Based on the perspectives of more than 200 foundation CEOs collected through in-depth interviews and responses to a survey from May to June of 2016, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspectivecaptures foundation leaders’ views on challenges and concerns about the changing landscape in which they work, practices they believe to hold the most promise for helping foundations reach their potential, and the most pressing issues that will influence foundation philanthropy in the coming years.
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit.
The results of the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have just been released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The results for the USA are once again a mixed bag, but do not show a consistent upward trajectory which is needed. Among the 35 countries, the US performed around average in science, the major domain of this assessment cycle. Its performance was also around average in reading, but below average in mathematics. There has been no significant change in science and reading performance since the last time they were the major domains (science in 2006 and reading in 2009). OECD, Dec. 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.
The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity is one in a series of four publications on women’s status across Florida’s counties commissioned by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network. This report is released in tandem with “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Population & Diversity,” which analyzes the demographics of women and men in the state.
The nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing in record numbers vital policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers around the world, according to the 2017 Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.
The Southern Trends Report provides key data on the growth of Southeastern philanthropy, including trends in the number of foundations, assets and giving over a ten-year period. The report also offers an overview of responses to questions regarding foundations’ grantmaking practices from a 2016 market analysis of the Southeastern Council of Foundations’ membership.
Lumina Foundation's signature report on college attainment statistics is designed to track the progress toward its goal of having 60% of Americans hold a post-secondary degree or credential by the year 2025.
Lumina's annual report of progress toward the goal, A Stronger Nation offers detailed data arrays that describe postsecondary attainment at the national, state and county levels. The report also provides postsecondary attainment data for each of the nation’s 100 most populous metropolitan regions.
Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’s Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias. It’s edgy, dryly humorous, “shareable,” and an incredibly different direction for WRAG. The first episode, "The Pernicious Compromise," focuses on the timely topic of the Electoral College and its connection to the Three-Fifths Compromise.
Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias in an edgy, social media-friendly way. In "Darkness in Emerald City," we look at the relationship between implicit bias and institutional racism.
Research shows that one of the greatest impediments to a prosperous future for all of Michigan's people is unequal access to resources. To help foundation leaders and their boards begin essential conversations about marginalized populations and determine the extent to which their organization's culture and grantmaking practices are aligned with a commitment to expanding opportunity in the communities they serve, CMF developed this discussion guide and self-assessment.