I may not be a regular on Twitter, but when it comes to summarizing the first National Forum on Family Philanthropy held in Boston earlier this month, a sampling of #ncfp14 tweets from leading family foundation members, trustees, and prominent business, academic, and philanthropic leaders who were in attendance truly captures “what’s trending.”
Bold philanthropy. Next gen. Upholding family values AND being strategic. With this Forum, the National Center for Family Philanthropy created a place where those committed to ethical and effective family giving could discuss these issues and other trends affecting their leadership and ability to make a positive and enduring impact on the communities they serve. Both attendees and speakers – many of them family members themselves – came eager for ideas and inspiration. This sampling of tweets demonstrates the participants took away that and so much more.
Like me, you may not know the difference between a hashtag and a Twitter handle, but you undoubtedly understand this tweet from the Haas Jr. Fund: “So much good food for thought! Thanks #ncfp14 for a great conversation.”
In the months ahead, we will be conducting the first Trends in Family Philanthropy research survey—providing a benchmark of trends in the field—to inform conversations like these and others in our field. If you’d like to be involved, please let us know at Lauren@ncfp.org.