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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016 is an annual industry forecast about the ways private resources are used for public benefit. 

Highlights
  • Insight: Big Ideas that Matter for 2016
  • Foresight: Predictions for 2016
  • Buzzword Watch
  • Hindsight: Renovations to Previous Forecasts
  • Glimpses of the Future
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Unemployment of Floridians with Disabilities Report

The report shows an employment rate of only 30% for people with disabilities (PWD), ages 16 – 65. Importantly, the research revealed a wide variation of the employment rate from county to county for people with disabilities. This was not true for workers without disabilities. The research was funded by a grant from The Able Trust, to obtain a benchmark employment rate for those they serve, as a primary gauge of the success of programs that The Able Trust funds, and as a measure of the outcomes of the combination of services offered through private and public organizations in the state to increase employment opportunities and actual employment for Floridians with disabilities.

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CECP Giving in Numbers: 2015 Edition

Developed by CECP, in association with The Conference Board, Giving in Numbers: 2015 Edition is based on data from 271 companies, including 62 of the largest 100 companies in the Fortune 500. The sum of contributions across all respondents of the recent survey on 2014 contributions totaled more than $18.5 billion in cash and in-kind giving.

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Leveraging Limited Dollars

This paper will help philanthropic executives and trustees explore three innovative strategies to achieve greater results with their limited grant dollars. It distills findings from more than 400 pages of research amassed over three years as part of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project.

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If considering gifts in wake of Orlando attack, make sure organizations are reputable and registered

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With a declared State of Emergency in response to the terrorist attack in Orlando, Commissioner Adam H. Putnam announced that strengthened laws governing charitable organizations are now in effect in an effort to prevent unscrupulous individuals or organizations from taking advantage of this tragedy. Floridians looking to make donations should visit FreshFromFlorida.com, where they can research charitable organizations by using the department’s Gift Givers’ Guide.

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Florida KIDS COUNT

Florida KIDS COUNT is part of a nationwide KIDS COUNT Network, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that tracks the status of children in the U.S. by providing policymakers, funders, non-profits and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being. Norin Dollard, Ph.D., recently spoke to FPN community foundation members on how foundations can utilize KIDS COUNT data for strategic planning, grant distribution decision-making, and education of boards, donors and the general public. Dollard provided case studies on how Florida KIDS COUNT data is being utilized by Grade Level Learning initiatives in Sarasota and Manatee County and how Women’s Foundations use Florida KIDS COUNT data to measure economic self-sufficiency of women and girls.

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New report looks on impact of Giving Days

While giving days have raised millions of dollars for local causes across the country, a new Knight Foundation report examines their impact on the community foundations that organize them. Giving days, the report found, help community foundations raise their profile, gain digital skills and become information hubs for their communities. Read about it, and register for a virtual roundtable on the findings, at givingdayplaybook.org/beyond.

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