Monthly Archives: June 2013

FPN White Paper on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

ACA White PaperA new report by Florida Philanthropic Network looks at how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to impact the lives of Floridians, and suggests key roles for philanthropy to play as the ACA is implemented in the state.

The report, entitled “White Paper on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Its Implications for Florida Philanthropy,” describes the underlying policy issues that the ACA is intended to address; outlines the key elements of the law; details ACA issues of particular salience in Florida; and considers the potential role that philanthropy might play in the complex set of processes by which the law is being implemented. 

Among the possible roles for philanthropy identified in the report related to ACA implementation are public education about the law, development of programs and interventions to support ACA implementation, and assessment and evaluation of the ACA’s implementation and effectiveness.

For more information or to download the report, please visit FPN’s website at


Meet Trista Harris, New CEO of MCF

trista150x150The Minnesota Council on Foundations announced today the appointment of Trista Harris as the association’s next president.  Harris is known nationally as a passionate advocate for new leaders in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. She has most recently served as executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice in Minneapolis, and she is chair of the national board of advisors of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). Harris will succeed Bill King, who is retiring this summer after 25 years of service to MCF.

Harris’ prior professional experience includes service as program officer at The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation (now Minnesota Philanthropy Partners), as development director at Portico Healthnet, a nonprofit providing health coverage and education to uninsured Minnesotans, and in various research and management positions at other nonprofit organizations.

An accomplished author and speaker, Harris writes about generational changes in philanthropy on her blog, New Voices of Philanthropy. She has been featured on CNN and her work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the New York Times, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and numerous social sector blogs.

Harris will officially join the organization on July 29, 2013 at the Forum’s Annual Conference.