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Florida Nonprofits HISTORY AND ARCHIVES: Florida Nonprofits’ Legacy Programs

  • "FANO HISTORY AND ARCHIVES: FANO's Legacy Programs"
    Florida Nonprofits ANNUAL NONPROFIT CONFERENCE (To view recent programs click on the event listed below)
    * 19th Annual Nonprofit Conference: A Better Path: bold Steps to Stronger Resources August 18-21, BROWARD COUNTY
    * 18th Annual Nonprofit Conference: Ideas Exchange August 3-4, 2008, FORT LAUDERDALE
    * 17th Annual Nonprofit Conference: Ideas Exchange May 2008
    * 16th Annual Nonprofit Conference: Success Times Seven, FORT LAUDERDALE
    * 15th Annual Nonprfoit Conference: Ideas that Cause Change, ORLANDO
    * 14th Annual Nonprofit Conference: HOMESTEAD

OTHER CONFERENCE ARCHIVES
1991-TALLAHASSEE
1992-MIAMI
1994-PALM COAST
1995-ORLANDO
1996-FORT LAUDERDALE
1997-WEST PALM BEACH
1998-HOLLYWOOD
1999-ST PETERSBURG
2000-TAMPA
2001-JACKSONVILLE
2002-CORAL GABLES
2003-CORAL GABLES
2004-TAMPA
2005-HOMESTEAD
2006-ORLANDO
2007-FORT LAUDERDALE (SUCCESS TIMES SEVEN: MARKETING CONFERENCE)
2008-DAVIE
2009- FORT LAUDERDALE
2010- BROWARD COUNTY
2011-CLEARWATER BEACH

FANO’S ANNUAL CERTIFICATION SERIES
CNM – The Intensive Series of the CNM (Certificate in Nonprofit Management)
Graduates – August 12, 2011
Graduates – August 21, 2010
Graduates – Bullard Initiative 2009
Graduates – August 2008
Graduates – March 2007
Graduates – November 2006
Other Graduates – 1995-2005

FANO’S COMMUNITY TRAINING

  • Success Times Seven – Marketing Symposium April 2007
  • 2007 International Sister City Conference Featuring Nonprofit Training. on July 18-19 & 21. focusing on Int’l capacity Building

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FANO HISTORY

1989

  • Founded by a group of nonprofit leaders as the first resource center and nonprofit service organizations
  • Participate in the founding of our NCNC (National Council of Nonprofit Associations

1990

  • Incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of Florida
  • Florida Nonprofits were represented for the first time in a national arena at the first NCNA National convention

1991

  • Opened a full-time Florida Nonprofits headquarters in Miami Lakes
  • Marina Pavlov was appointed as CEO of Florida Nonprofits
  • Launched first newsletter, “Florida Nonprofit Agenda”: (now the weekly e=newsletter “WZ New” reaching 7,000 nonprofit leaders
  • Florida Nonprofits’ education program informs nonprofit executive and their board of vital updates current issues, including financial information, funding and advocacy needs. A first state-wide information seminar series initiated.
  • Advocated for the Nonprofit Bill of Rights which was approved unanimously by both housed of the Florida Legislature
  • Launched cost-saving programs over the years; unemployment insurance, liability, workers compensation, dental, health insurance, technical assistance, retirement, office supplies and long distance service continue to save Florida nonprofit organizations hundreds of thousands or dollars each year.
  • Recognized by the Florida House in a resolution commending nonprofits in the State of Florida an stipulating that nonprofits receive due consideration for prompt payment of services, timely renewal of contracts, funding of state mandates, professional representation, multi-year support and timely notification of available government funding

1992

  • Initiated the opposition against the removal of nonprofits’ exemption from state sales tax in Tallahassee
  • Helped Nonprofits double in numbers from 1992 to 2002, Public benefit organizations grew from 4.4% to 11%. Florida Nonprofits’ step-by-step program walks a nonprofit through the maze of filing a 501(c)(3) and prepares them for the legal issues involved.

1993

  • Developed a financial management course that became a national model in partnership with the Accountants for the Public Interest and funded by the John D. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Led the fight against the Istook Amendment to rewrite the advocacy and freedom of speech rights of nonprofit organizations

1995 — In conjunction with Barry University, Florida Nonprofits developed the first Certification in Nonprofit Management in the State

1996

  • Led the nation in support of the Charitable Giving Relief Act, a bill supporting charitable tac relief for non-itemizing taxpayers for over 75% of Florida taxpayers
  • Researched and published the first Florida Nonprofit Sector Wage and Benefit Study
  • Launched and interactive website, how hosting a 55,000 record database
  • Created a directory of high-quality management training, consultants referrals, information clearing house and a sponsored toll-free Managers HelpLine

1998

  • Initiate a 7 year campaign to lessen the red tape needed for all nonprofit organization to receive state sales tax exemption
  • Instituted the first annual Nonprofit Day I Tallahassee during the Legislative session

1999

  • Mobilized a conference around issues, intricacies and legalities of privatization of child welfare, positioning nonprofits as savvier contractors to the government
  • Analyzed the economic impact of welfare reform on Florida and Florida nonprofits
  • Lobbied to change healthcare reforms for nonprofits

2000 — Launched the first Nonprofit Start-up Program

2001 — Researched and presented a white paper of disaster relief to the Knight Foundation

2002

  • Published information on how nonprofits may lobby and how to be effective.
  • Recommended t the federal government ways to streamline the federal grant process
  • Influenced the Federal Election Commission to allow nonprofit advocacy and lobbying
  • Reduced the number of rules that nonprofits would have to comply with through the Sarbanes-Oaxley Act (SOX) and where compliance was mandatory, educated the nonprofit and created model policies for organizational use

2003 —  Produced the Grantwriting training video sold today by Jossey Bass Publishers

2005

  • Introduced the first International NGO outreach and Technology based program in the State of Florida , to 40 mayors of small cities in Haiti. Coordinated with The Governors Advisory Committee on Haitian Affairs, Miami Dade College Homestead Campus and City of Florida City
  • Created a rural/under-served community regional conference in South Dade funded by FPL and Miami-Dade Department of Transportation

2006

  • Instituted the first two-part Nonprofit Think Tank to develop the blueprint for Florida’s future
  • Provided nonprofits with an opportunity to dialogue with corporate and government leaders
  • Represented the State of Florida on the National Nonprofit Congress steering committee
  • Provided a forum in which the sector leveraged its strengths, advocated a new agenda, formulated and outreach strategy for the international NGO’s, and acted upon professional standardization for the sector
  • Researched, published and presented “Lessons in Leveraging: Best Practices Case Studies of Florida’s Municipal and Nonprofit Partnerships”.

2007

  • Presented the first Social Networking Conference in partnership with Florida Direct Marketing Association
  • Co-Sponored the International Sister Cities Conference in Fort Lauderdale and initiated networking relationships with Non-Governmental-Organizations (NGOs) in Europe and South America
  • Paid Homage to Florida Nonprofits’ Webmaster George Fincel, Axiom Consulting who died July 2007

2008

  • Co-sponsored Economic Development Conference in conjunction with Broward County at Broward College, Davie
  • Presented CNM to Children’s Trust Agencies graduating 22 nonprofit leaders
  • Assisted in Start-up

2009

  • Funded 5 agencies with Marketing and Advertizing Collateral though the Creatathon including Kids in Distress, Junior Achievement, MacTown, Women’s Fund and Florida Memorial College
  • Acted as Fiduciary Agent for 6 nonprofit organizations

2010

  • Hosted Lawton’s Heart Humanatarian Award and presented it to Dr. Barth Green of Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Spine Institute for his courageous and selfless work with paralysis and the Haitian Earthquake.
  • Hosted Florida’s Recovery Tzar Don Winstead and other Leaders at the 19th Annual Nonprofit Conference

2011

  • Conducted a four day intensive Nonprofit Management Certificate Program in Clearwater, FL.
    Nestor Torres and Rachel Fornes were Honored with the Lawton’s Heart Humanitarian Award

2012

  • At a conference in Miami Beach, 25 graduates successfully completed the Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  •  Tuskegee Airman Charles J. Flowers was honored

2013

  • Partnered with Health Choice Network and Florida Association of Museums in Marco Island and Ft. Lauderdale

2014

  • Moved Headquarters to Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Nonprofit Times sponsored our “Began Meet and Greets Teleconferences, and Breakfast” programs

2015

  • Conducted a Nonprofit Management Certificate Program in Melbourne and St. Petersburg with a record number of graduates
  •  On Saturday, November 7, 2015 Florida Association of Nonprofits (formerly FANO) held its 25th anniversary gala celebration at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

 

The smartest decision you can make right now is to visit our website at www.fano.org or call us at 305.557.1764 and become a member of Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

 

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