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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SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy
February 2 - 3, 2017
Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club St. Petersburg, FL
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.
Earlier this month FPN staff and members met with elected officials and their legislative aides to personally discuss their work and the importance of philanthropy. Community Foundation of Sarasota County Corporate Counsel Betsy Pennewill reflects below on creating visibility for foundations on Capitol Hill and this year's key public policy issues.
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.
Click below to review FPN's Form 990s from previous years.
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.
Grantmakers often struggle to make evaluation and learning meaningful to anyone outside their organizations. Not only is evaluation conducted primarily for internal purposes, but it is usually completed by grantmakers entirely on their own — with no outside learning partners except perhaps an external evaluator — and provides little value and may even be burdensome to grantees or other stakeholders.
A number of arts and non-arts funders have recognized the power of arts and culture to help tackle community development challenges and opportunities. In this session we’ll gain some insights into what is being learned from a national effort to develop tools and methods to better understand how, and under what conditions, the integration of arts and culture into comprehensive community development can contribute to economic, social, physical and cultural changes that generate greater opportunity for people in low-income neighborhoods.
This webinar covers topics on how societal investment correlates with financial performance, giving trends, the way companies measure societal outcomes and/or impacts.
Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy. FPN's members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs -- from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola -- who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $430 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens. Our members vary widely in size, type, years of existence and program interests, but they all share a commitment to building philanthropy to build a better Florida. FPN is the only funder network that serves the entire state of Florida and only the state of Florida.
Learn more about FPN membership benefits for corporate grantmakers.
In addition to FPN benefits, family foundations can take advantage of specific benefits, including access to National Center for Family Philanthropy webinars and resource center. View the full list of benefits.
Learn about FPN membership benefits for private, independent foundations.