So we’ve put together a great blog team to cover the Council on Foundations conference happening in Atlanta from Sunday to Wednesday of next week. Besides the Tactical Philanthropy Team, the Council on Foundations will be blogging as will New Voices of Philanthropy and I’m sure the Twitter feed will be roaring (update: the new official tag for COF conference tweets is #cof09. You can follow all conference Twitter traffic via Twitter Search by typing in #cof09. You do not need to be a Twitter user to view updates).
Conference attendance is down dramatically across all industries this year. I’ve found that about 75% of the people who were on my blog team last year are not attending this year due to travel budget cut backs. So I want to make you an offer. If there are any sessions at the conference that you wish you could attend, shoot me an email and I’ll try to arrange for a member of my blog team to write up notes on the session. You can find the full agenda here. And if you use Twitter, follow along with the #cof09 tag and ask questions. Blog team members and other conference attendees will be able to answer your questions or give you feedback.
This year’s Tactical Philanthropy Blog Team is:
- Kathleen Enright, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
- Bob Ottenhoff, GuideStar
- Catherine England, David & Lucile Packard Foundation
- Michael Smith, Case Foundation
- Eric Kessler, Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors
- Molly Alexander, Acumen Fund
- Kristen Putnam-Walkerly, Putnam Community Investment Consulting
- Jason Franklin, 21st Century School Fund
- Katy Moore, Washington Grantmakers
- Paul Connolly, TCC Group
- Dien Yuen, Give2Asia
- Natasha Desterro, Pacific Foundation Services
I won’t be at COF. I’d love to see blog coverage of “When Program and Communications are Integrated…” on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Thanks TP Blog Team!
Thanks Dan. Had a couple requests for this one. We’ll try and do it.
I’d like to hear about “Telling Your Story: Letting People Know How You Are Changing The World” on Mon, May 04, 2009 02:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Will try to cover it Suzanne. Thanks for the idea.
If anyone’s planning on attending the Mission Related Investing: Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear, I’d love to hear insights on recent trends and info on who’s attending the session and what kind of ?s are being asked.
Thanks Tony. Lots of requests (here, on Twitter and by email) for the MRI session and communications/transparency sessions.