Young Philanthropist Update
On Saturday, September 16, 40 Young Philanthropists gathered at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge for a morning of connecting and learning. The three-hour event, Learn. Lead. Advocate: A Toolkit for Women in Philanthropy, included three thought-provoking sessions:
Joining a Board and Being an Effective Board Member, led by TPC members Amy Cahners and Susan Donahue of Cahners & Donahue Associates
Financial Planning for Young Philanthropists, led by Phuong Luong, Financial Planner and Founder of Just Wealth (formerly with TPC Grantee Compass Working Capital)
Taking Action: Best Practices for Advocacy, led by TPC young philanthropist Veronica Martinez, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party
From learning about what questions you should ask when considering joining a board, to practical tools to help you plan for your financial future starting today, to learning howto be an advocate (and not being afraid to start small right now!), attendees left the event feeling inspired and empowered.
As TPC Fellow Leigh Chandler said, “All three workshops were helpful in touching on topics I’ve always wanted to know more about, but didn’t know where to look. Two of the sessions were led by fellow TPC Young Philanthropists, and it illustrated to me how much we can learn from one another. It makes me excited to hear from other YPs on their topics of expertise, and hopefully contribute, too!”
Abby Alexanian, another enthusiastic attendee and TPC Fellow, agrees, telling us, “I loved the Toolkit event because I had the opportunity to attend three very different workshops that still all related to topics I am interested in and have wanted to learn more about. I’m so glad that I didn’t have to choose between which workshops to attend because I enjoyed them all so much! Thank you for organizing this event, and I look forward to attending more like it in the future!”
You can learn more about the event by visiting our Twitter Moment.