This Foundations on the Hill 2016 toolkit for FPN members covers meeting with your legislators, key messages in 2016 legislation and social media engagement. Information provided by Florida Philanthropic Network, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and Council on Foundations.
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On May 6, 2011, the Florida Legislature passed a $69.7 billion budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year beginning July 1, down from a $70.4 billion budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. To help our members understand how the budget will impact Florida's nonprofit sector, Florida Philanthropic Network has prepared a summary report of some items in the budget that are of particular interest to Florida grantmakers regarding state funding of the nonprofits that they support.
This FPN research report offers an outlook for Florida grantmaking in 2012, based on FPN's statewide survey of Florida foundations and corporate grantmakers.
This 12-page white paper, developed by FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group, describes the valuable role that philanthropy plays in public education in Florida. It explains how philanthropy can best help policymakers in improving public education - with expertise, connections, reputation & convening power, and as risk takers - and provides some profiles of how foundations are working across the state to help strengthen public education.
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.
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).
Professional advisors find themselves at the convergence point of two dramatic forces in society today: the enormous increase in personal wealth and the renewed concern for community. This advisor tool from Community Foundations of Florida provides professional advisors with giving advice on charitable giving.
The Silver to Gold Issue Brief focuses on aging demographics in the United States.
The Home for Life Issue Brief covers programs involving aging in place.
Checklist focusing on a foundation’s transparency in communicating key information about the organization to its constituents and the broader public.
A key objective of the Scaling What Works initiative has been to translate insight and learning from grantmaker intermediaries involved with the Social Innovation Fund and share them with the broader philanthropic community. The fifth guide in the Lessons Learned series presents the benefits and challenges of partnerships between local and national funders, and highlights key considerations for both kinds of funders to foster success in their collaboration.
TechSoup helps nonprofits and Foundations save significant amounts of money on technology software, hardware, services, and training. Watch this informational webinar to learn how your foundation can benefit from this FREE membership.
Join your grantmaking colleagues for a timely conversation about Florida’s immigrants. We’ll explore how addressing the needs of Florida’s immigrant population can advance diverse philanthropic priorities, including education, health, poverty alleviation, workforce and economic development, civic engagement and more.
"Pay for Success” (PFS) has emerged as a strategy for seeking cost-effective solutions that can deliver better outcomes for communities. PFS financing and grantmaking models can direct taxpayer dollars to interventions that have demonstrated success in delivering social and economic outcomes, whereby an investor contracts with a service provider and agrees to pay for specific outcomes the service provider achieves.
This webinar covers topics on how societal investment correlates with financial performance, giving trends, the way companies measure societal outcomes and/or impacts.
We all have something we’re proud of at our organizations - a new grants system, an innovative way to connect with grantees, an exciting program that is wildly successful, a new approach to evaluation – that we rarely get to talk about outside of our Foundations. FPN's Grants Managers Affinity Group (GMAG) hosted this webinar to share and learn what’s working well for Florida Grantmakers.
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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg seeks Director of Communications and Public Affairs responsible for developing, monitoring and managing the communication, marketing, advocacy and public affairs strategies necessary to successfully establish the foundation as the leading galvanizer of population health improvements and the "go-to" authority in this space.
Florida Philanthropic Network seeks president and CEO to build on and further shape the voice of philanthropy in Florida.
FPN's affinity group Florida Women's Funding Alliance (FWFA)launched a major project, commissioning the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) to conduct a groundbreaking study on the Status of Women in Florida by County. This work will position FWFA to develop actionable policy recommendations as well as educate our colleagues about the need to focus enhanced resources to shift Florida's grade of D+ to an A relative to the status of women in our state. Read more.
Did you know that one of the best predictors of high school graduation and career success is whether or not a child can read proficiently by the end of third grade?