First Principles Forum


The First Principles Forum convenes founders, early employees, and investors in the technology sector with access to resources from recent IPOs or company acquisitions to advance their thinking on impact and philanthropy. This gathering and community provide opportunities to support and challenge the next generation of philanthropic leaders to think consciously about the impact they can have, from the outset of their wealth accumulation.

Save the Date: 2022 First Principles Forum will be held on Thursday, June 9, at The Pearl in San Francisco. 

With the persistent challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism, economic inequities, political insecurities, and climate change, it’s vital that we learn more about giving and impact. That’s why we will be bringing our community back together again on June 9 for the 2022 First Principles Forum. The Forum will highlight a few keynote speakers, but will be centered on facilitated small group discussions to share ideas and practical advice from experts and peers. 

If you are new to the community, you can request to join here. Attendance is by invitation only.


Our members are current or former senior leaders in these and other companies:


Knowledge and Insights

To challenge and advance your thinking on philanthropic giving, political investing, and for-profit investing from experts in their field


To provide practical resources and tools to take next steps


To create a community of like-minded peers, learning and taking action together

Learn More

FPF 2021

2021 Forum Agenda


FPF 2020

2020 Forum Agenda


FPF 2019

2019 Forum Agenda


Interested in joining the First Principles Community? Is this you?

  • The technology company where I work recently went public or was acquired, and I now have new and increased personal resources.
  • I want to think consciously about the impact I can have with these, and all of my resources.
  • I might give a meaningful portion of my wealth in service of impact, and I am looking for a group of peers to help narrow my focus and inspire me to take further action.