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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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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1987 by Mrs. Dorothy K. O'Neill and her eldest son, William J. O'Neill, Jr., the private family foundation William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation seeks a visionary leader whose passion for service to the community is demonstrated by a career-long dedication to and compassion for improving the human condition.
Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay seeks Executive Director (ED) to be the senior management executive, public face and spokesperson of SVPTB. The ED’s manages day-to-day operations to achieve the objectives in the SVPTB Business Plan and future strategic plans. The ED’s work is overseen by the SVP Advisory Committee. The ED serves the SVP Partnership, managing the human and financial capital of the organization to make a positive impact on our investees and the clients they serve.
Dedicated to driving social change and improving the impact of resources invested, the Community Foundation of South Lake County has recently begun a strategic shift. The incoming Executive Director will work with the Board to finalize the strategic plan and direct the future of the Foundation and its work.
Just as Tropical Storm Debby was whipping through Florida last month, Florida Philanthropic Network hosted a webinar to examine philanthropy’s role in disasters, based on lessons learned by the Jessie Ball duPo
When I met with Florida’s congressional representatives and their staffs earlier this year to talk about issues of importance to philanthropy, time and time again people from both parties told me that comprehensive spending and tax reform is likely to happen in Washington in 2013 or 2014—no matter who wins the presidential election this fall. Since most legislative issues of interest to foundations and charitable giving concern federal tax legislation, if we want to be relevant the philanthropy sector should consider how to position and discuss these issues within a broader tax reform context. A new Urban Institute study can help.
The theme of Florida Philanthropic Network’s 2013 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy was “What Is Philanthropy’s Leadership Opportunity?” So it was a particularly appropriate occasion for FPN to honor two people who have taken full advantage of thei
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law.
In late January Dan Pallotta was the closing keynote speaker for Florida Philanthropic Network’s 2013 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy, and people in Florida philanthropy who heard him are still talking about his remarks to this day.
Florida Philanthropic Network is pleased to announce that FPN and the Grants Managers Network (GMN) have established a new relationship that will support our respective missions and maximize the value of mem
Note: The following column written by David Biemesderfer, President & CEO of Florida Philanthropic Network, and Rena Coughlin, Board Member of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat on March 23, 2014:
FPN President & CEO David Biemesderfer co-wrote a column with Rena Coughlin, a fellow board member of the Florida Nonrprofit Alliance, in the 3/23/14 Tallahasse Democrat that explains why both funders and nonprofits should support the proposed charity legislation first brought forward by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
The Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have passed a resolution honoring Florida's community foundations for "their service to communities all across the state."
Four leaders in Florida's philanthropy field have joined the Board of Directors of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers. At its meeting on January 30, 2013, FPN's Board elected Kim Bentley, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Matt Haggman, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and Patricia Maddox, Winter Park Health Foundation, to three-year terms on the Board. The Directors also elected to bring back to the Board Susan Towler, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, in May 2013.