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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As we learned in earlier EAG meetings, beginning with 2014 fall semester, developmental education in Florida was made optional for most students. This report from the Dr. Hu at FSU (also a presenter at EAG meetings) compares enrollment and passing rates in developmental reading, writing, and mathematics courses as well as gateway English and mathematics courses. Institute for Education Sciences; Oct. 6, 2016
This guide was developed as a partnership of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey with the goal of raising awareness among funders about ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), trauma, and resilience and help them understand how they can apply trauma-informed practice to their work.
presented by FPN and EPIP Florida
As donor intent evolves and increasing new ways of giving are introduced, how are Florida community foundations adapting their approach to endowments and second generation donors? How can community research impact donor intent? Community Foundations of Florida explored these topics at the 2016 Fall workshop directed at donor services and donor development staff of community foundations.
Revisit presentations from the day's programming and access slideshows below.
The “Hurricane Matthew: How Donors Can Help” webinar on Oct. 11, 2016, addressed immediate response and relief needs after the decade’s most powerful Atlantic tropical storm ravaged Haiti, slammed Cuba and the Bahamas, and inundated the Southeast U.S.
A monthly scan of education ideas and resources for members of FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group (EAG)
This book provides profiles of programs with positive results, including IBM’s P-TECH program and efforts at Valencia State College, and philanthropy guidance on possible points of entry in assisting “middle skill” job development.
Developed in partnership with the Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI), Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices is the most comprehensive data collection effort to date on evaluation practices at foundations. The report shares data points and infographics on crucial topics related to evaluation at foundations, such as evaluation staffing and structures, investment in evaluation work, and the usefulness of evaluation information.
This is an interactive dashboard which provides comparative data on a wide variety of primarily K-12 education numbers. A useful reference. Roll Call; Sep. 13, 2016
Capacity building enables nonprofit leaders and organizations to develop the skills and resources they need to improve their work. Since each situation is unique and circumstances are always changing, effective capacity-building support is tailored to best suit the needs of grantees. This publication offers practical guidance and considerations to help grantmakers design an effective approach.
The report shares data on crucial topics such as foundations’ evaluation staffing and structures, investment in evaluation work, and the usefulness of evaluation information. It seeks to provide benchmarking data that will be useful to foundation leaders as they seek to better understand the choices of their peers and think more deeply about their own evaluation goals and strategies.
Highlights from the Funders Together Florida Summer Meeting Addressing Youth Homelessness from a Funders' Perspective
August 30, 2016
Winter Park, FL
Funders Together Florida Summer Meeting
Presented by Funders Together Florida, a Florida Philanthropic Network affinity group working to end homelessness in the state.
ACT!Quick is a short version of Alliance for Justice’s Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT!) and is designed to provide a quick diagnosis of the strengths and gaps in organizations’ advocacy skills, knowledge, and practices, and identify areas for strengthening.
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.
Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy in this updated report. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis examines the current post-Citizens United landscape and asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.
Foundation leaders have a unique opportunity to serve as powerful champions of their missions. Partnering with your grantees can amplify your impact. The following guide is designed to help you start having an honest conversation in the boardroom; a conversation about your foundation’s goals, approach, and, most importantly, vision for the future.
While giving days have raised millions of dollars for local causes across the country, a new Knight Foundation report examines their impact on the community foundations that organize them. Giving days, the report found, help community foundations raise their profile, gain digital skills and become information hubs for their communities. Read about it, and register for a virtual roundtable on the findings, at givingdayplaybook.org/beyond.
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.
In the final session in Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers's Putting Racism on the Table series (2016), the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Dr. Gail Christopher discussed the role of philanthropy in addressing racism and racial inequity.