The Florida Philanthropic Network’s 2012 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy is off to a fabulous start – inspiration, innovation and fresh approaches from some of the country’s leading philanthropic thinkers.
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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016 is an annual industry forecast about the ways private resources are used for public benefit.
- Insight: Big Ideas that Matter for 2016
- Foresight: Predictions for 2016
- Buzzword Watch
- Hindsight: Renovations to Previous Forecasts
- Glimpses of the Future
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz about the social economy — private capital used for public good.
- Expanding Horizons
- Insight: Big Shifts that Matter
- Foresight: Predictions for 2014
- Hindsight: Previous Forecasts
- Glimpses of the Future
This report by the Philanthropic Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind IMPLAN economic analysis showing that foundation grantmaking supports 8.8 million jobs, billions of dollars in wages, and adds $570 billion to the GDP over generations. The report also looks at the economic impacts of eight case studies from across the country.
This fourth annual industry forecast from Lucy Bernholz suggests that major shifts in the sector are rooted in technology and data.
These two-page Issue Briefs describe the perspectives of FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group on key public education issues.
Florida Philanthropic Network has contacted key members of Florida’s congressional delegation to express concerns about a proposed Form 1023-EZ from the IRS and to request an opportunity for input from the nonprofit and foundation communities, while also expressing our general support for efforts to simplify tax forms and streamline the application process.
With the Florida Legislature in session and healthcare coverage being an important topic, Florida Philanthropic Network, through our Florida Health Funders (FHF) member affinity group, has adopted the following position statement on the issue.
Philanthropic organizations in Florida know that a quality education can improve Floridians’ lives in vital ways, and greatly enhance the overall well-being of our communities. That is why Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN), through our Education Funders Affinity Group, has announced our support for establishing a statewide goal to have 60% of working-age Floridians possess post-secondary degrees or certifications by the year 2025.
Speakers & Panelists
Editorial: The FutureMakers Coalition is transforming workforce in Southwest Florida. The coalition was started by Southwest Florida Community Foundation and includes six regional action teams.
Consortium of Colleges on the Creation Coast -- dubbed the C4 -- aims to boost enrollment and strengthen the Southwest Florida's economy by graduating workforce-ready students with degrees in disciplines prized by employers. The leaders of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation described their $75,000 investment in the C4 initiative as a "no-brainer," demonstrating the community's support for this inspired effort.
A report by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative tells the story of how FPN's Statewide Summit on Philanthropy helped accelerate the conversation between philanthropy and state government leaders in Florida.
A statement from Florida Philanthropic Network for the Ways and Means Committee’s February 14, 2013 Hearing on Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions.
This FPN research report offers an outlook for Florida grantmaking in 2012, based on FPN's statewide survey of Florida foundations and corporate grantmakers.
The vast majority of Floridians made financial contributions to charitable organizations in 2008, and most gave the same or more to charity in 2008 than in previous year. That's one of the key findings of Leadership Florida's Third Annual Sunshine State Survey, a statewide survey of Florida residents that included questions on charitable giving for the first time in the survey's history.
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.