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.
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On Jan. 15, 2014, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced his legislative proposal to revise Florida's laws regulating charities and charitable solicitation. FPN supports the Commissioner's proposal.
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On Jan. 15 Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced his legislative proposal to revise Florida's laws regulating charities and charitable solicitation.
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This two-page educational brief provides an overview of key issues for Florida policymakers and stakeholders to consider around the issue of Florida's decision on whether or not to receive federal Medicaid expansion funding.
This educational brief, authored by Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Policy Institute, describes the current state of childrens health coverage in Florida. The brief shows that Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined over the last five years but remains one of the highest in the nation. In the brief, Alker offers several policy issues and changes that may impact the number of uninsured children in Florida in the future.
A newly released FPN educational brief explores children's health coverage in Florida. This December 2014 webinar discusses the bried. Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined in recent years, though it remains considerably higher than that of the nation and other southeastern states. This encouraging trend could be disrupted, however, by policy decisions in 2015 that could negatively impact as many as 400,000 children.
St. Petersburg, FL
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.
Marion County, FL
The Marion County Hospital District is a governmental agency created by the Florida Legislature in 1965 to oversee healthcare for the residents of Marion County, Florida. The Hospital District is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees who are appointed to four year terms by the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. MCHD currently seeks an executive director responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
These slides are from a presentation given by Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, for an informational briefing on February 19, 2014, in Tallahassee. In the briefing Alker presented the most salient facts and data about the Medicaid expansion issue and its implications for Florida, and described how some other states are handling the Medicaid expansion issue. The briefing was hosted by FPN and its Florida Health Funders member affinity group.
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.
These two-page Issue Briefs describe the perspectives of FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group on key public education issues.
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.
Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where - anywhere in our state, anytime and with just a few clicks. Access to accurate, up-to-date grantmaking data is critical to understanding the funding landscape and ensuring that your giving is as effective as it can be. This February 2015 member webinar shared about the campaign to "Get on the Map" and how FPN members can help fuel the new Florida Philanthropic Network Foundation Map, a tool that will provide continuous and interactive access to up-to-date information on Florida's philanthropic investments.
In this new world of social media's inbound marketing, blogging has quickly become the number one way organizations are reaching more people with their messages. During this December 2014 FPN member webinar, Louanne Walters of My Video Voice Productions shared blogging best practices.
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).