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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.
Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector makes the case for why gender equity is one of the most critical issues facing our sector and outlines how next generation charitable sector leaders and charitable organizations can champion gender equity.
This guide, created by the 2015 American Express NGen Fellows as part of their collaborative project, is designed to be used to understand the issue of gender equity in the charitable sector, reflect on what gender equity means for the future of the sector, and act from a personal, organizational, and sector-wide level to support and promote gender equity.
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.
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.
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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.