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2016 GEO National Conference: Short Talks with Isaiah Oliver, Community Foundation of Greater Flint: Philanthropy's Role in Times of Crisis

Isaiah Oliver, a grantmaker born and raised in Flint, Michigan, will talk about how the local funding community is responding to the current water crisis in Flint and the work still to come. He’ll share lessons learned from the frontlines and board room, where staff are changing the way they think about transparency in their work and their role in the region as they plan for the future. He’ll offer advice applicable to any grantmaker about key roles we can play in emergent, controversial or complex issues facing our communities.

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2016 GEO National Conference: Short Talks with Vu Le: "Want to Support Communities of Color? Stop Trickle-Down Community Engagement"

As issues around diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency have risen to the forefront, many grantmakers are trying to make their processes more equitable, both in terms of dollars awarded and in who receives the money. But, from the perspective of grassroots organizations led by and serving communities of color, common foundation and nonprofit practices can feel disingenuous and even counterproductive to this goal. If grantmakers want marginalized communities to be engaged, they need to fund, trust and support them directly, believes Vu Le.

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2016 GEO National Conference: Short Talks with Alicia Garza: Turning Moments Into Movements

Black Lives Matter has brought striking issues of violence, human rights and racial equity into the national spotlight. Many grantmakers recognize the role of social movements in advancing justice for marginalized people, and are making a shift from solely supporting individual nonprofits to supporting intersecting networks and movements. Some grantmakers are also making explicit commitments to address racism and inequity. But in the fast-moving age of digital media and citizen-led efforts, is traditional philanthropy — with our cumbersome applications, program siloes and lengthy approval cycles — able to keep up and be helpful? Alicia Garza, co-creator of the Black Lives Matter network, will address strategies that grantmakers are using and can use to address the issues of power and privilege that are inherent in our funding practices.

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GEO 2016: Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity

Capacity building enables nonprofit leaders and organizations to develop the skills and resources they need to improve their work. Since each situation is unique and circumstances are always changing, effective capacity-building support is tailored to best suit the needs of grantees. This publication offers practical guidance and considerations to help grantmakers design an effective approach.

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Major Gifts & Event Manager, Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida

St. Petersburg, FL
Fish and Wildlife Foundation seeks Major Gifts & Events Manager to work closely with President & CEO to manage the Foundation’s major ($10,000+) and principal ($1 million+) gifts fund raising program and associated events, including the Foundation’s annual BlueGreen Gala.  S/he will manage the major gift fundraising components of the Foundation’s philanthropy database and the Foundation’s prospect tracking system, ensuring the timely and accurate entry of prospect information. S/he will organize prospect strategy meetings to help ensure the best possible cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies are in place for each prospective major donor.

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Annual Giving & Membership Manager, Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida

St. Petersburg, FL
Annual Giving & Membership Manager postion at Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida. This position works closely with the President & CEO to build the foundation's annual support program and help ensure the Foundation meets its annual operating revenue targets.  S/he will manage the Foundation’s direct-mail and e-mail fund raising solicitations and other strategies to build an increasingly large and diverse universe of annual financial supporters, making strategic use of the FWC database of 2.5 million Florida fishing and hunting license holders and other target audiences.

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Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector makes the case for why gender equity is one of the most critical issues facing our sector and outlines how next generation charitable sector leaders and charitable organizations can champion gender equity.

This guide, created by the 2015 American Express NGen Fellows as part of their collaborative project, is designed to be used to understand the issue of gender equity in the charitable sector, reflect on what gender equity means for the future of the sector, and act from a personal, organizational, and sector-wide level to support and promote gender equity.

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Corporate Equality Index 2O17

The nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing in record numbers vital policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers around the world, according to the 2017 Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity is one in a series of four publications on women’s status across Florida’s counties commissioned by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network. This report is released in tandem with “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Population & Diversity,” which analyzes the demographics of women and men in the state.

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Understanding Independent Sector’s Principles for Responsible Fundraising

Independent Sector's Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. In this webinar, we focused on the policies and procedures an organization should follow to ensure wise stewardship of charitable resources.

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Understanding Independent Sector’s Principles for Effective Governance

Independent Sector's Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. This webinar focuses on the policies and procedures a board of directors should implement to fulfill its oversight and governance responsibilities effectively.

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Philanthropy’s Role in a New Era

The Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson delivered the plenary address, "Philanthropy's Role in a New Era," at the Florida Philanthropic Network Summit on Feb. 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. In this speech, Rapson shared 10 principles for how the foundation does its work, all informed through the foundation's experience in supporting Detroit's revitalization and its transformation from a capital challenge grantmaker to a strategic philanthropy. 

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SDG Indicator Wizard Widget

The SDG Indicator Wizard helps you determine which Sustainable Development Goal(s) and Targets relate to your work, and which Indicators you can track in conjunction with your own indicators to measure your work's impact. It will assist you to translate your strategic priorities into an SDG-compatible framework consisting of the relevant goal(s), targets, and indicators that are universally comparable.

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21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Foundations

The world has changed dramatically since the first community foundation opened its doors in 1914. Today, these organizations play vital roles in more than 750 communities, but they also face competition from new philanthropy vehicles. This report looks at resources and tools that can help community foundations continue to identify and meet needs in their communities.

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AARP Fact Sheet on High-Risk Pools Under AHCA

The AARP Public Policy Institute released a fact sheet on how the American Health Care Act would reshape health care coverage and affordability. The fact sheet highlights the higher premiums that would be charged in high-risk pools. Annual premiums could range from $19,330 to $38,600 depending on the state.

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Podcast: How 'Systems Thinking' Can Change the Game on Hunger and Homelessness

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos triggered a vigorous debate and a torrent of tweets by seeking online advice last month about whether his billions would be put to better philanthropic use meeting immediate needs or fostering long-range change. To David Peter Stroh, co-founder of consulting firm Bridgeway Partners and the author of Systems Thinking for Social Change, it doesn’t have to be an either/or. In this interview, Mr. Stroh offers practical advice on how systems thinking can, to echo his book’s subtitle, solve complex problems, avoid unintended consequences and achieve lasting results.

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