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.
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FPN’s 2016 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy will feature sessions where we can learn what’s worked to solve critical community problems, as well as hear about new practices and concepts to advance our philanthropic work.
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Florida's nonprofit sector is a robust industry and huge economic engine, according to this report conducted for Florida Philanthropic Network by Dr. Lester Salamon at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Civil Society. But even though it is strong, Florida's nonprofit sector lags behind the nation and other bellwether states on many variables, and is not big enough to meet the demands of a continuously growing and diverse population.
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
This year Florida Philanthropic Network is losing a valued member.
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.
More than 30 representatives of philanthropy, nonprofits, government, education and law enforcement gathered in Tampa on July 16, 2009, in an FPN co-sponsored convening to engage in a cross-sector discussion on how to create effective youth gang prevention and intervention strategies in Hillsborough County.
Two 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 28, 2015, FPN’s Board of Directors welcomed Térèse Coudreaut Curiel, Vice President of Administration for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami; and Teri Hansen, President/CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Venice. Both new members were elected to three-year terms on the Board.
People often think of Florida as an aging state and, as a health foundation, we’re well aware of the challenges presented by a large older population but for us, the next big conversation in Florida philanthropy has to be about younger people—the millennials—and how to reach, communicate and interact with them. And that means learning to speak “Technology.”
The phone rang and I was greeted with the following question: “Do you have any ideas about how I can talk to my young adult children about philanthropy? Can you help me?” This has become a common question in our northeast Florida community among our foundation donors. Why now? Is this the next big conversation in Florida philanthropy? I think the answer is a resounding yes!
Most of Florida lives along the coast—just look at a nighttime photo of our state from space. We grow along the coastline here in Florida too. For many of us, the coast is the foundation of our communities. And that coastline is changing. But what are we doing about it?
The philanthropic community is often engaged in developing solutions to societal problems that involve many other players. On their own, charities can only do so much. But with the right allies, far-reaching and lasting changes can be achieved. That’s why the next big conversations in Florida philanthropy need to involve partnerships.
A growing number of philanthropic organizations in Florida are working to tackle this serious societal issue, and they have now come together through Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) to tackle the state’s homelessness problem in a unique state-national partnership.