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Giving in Florida 2015: Florida Foundation Giving Reaches Record High

Giving by Florida’s foundations reached a record-high $1.5 billion in 2013, increasing 15 percent from the previous year and 50 percent over a 10-year period, according to a new report by Florida Philanthropic Network, Florida’s statewide association of grantmakers. When adding in giving by individual Floridians, charitable giving in Florida totaled $16.3 billion.

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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. 

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  • 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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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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