Family Diplomacy Facebook Group Reaches 15,000 Members Worldwide
Learning Life’s “Families Connecting to Build a Caring World” Facebook Group today reached a new growth milestone: 15,000 members worldwide.
Established in April 2017, the Facebook group is the community gathering place and most public face of Learning Life’s Family Diplomacy Initiative (FDI). In 2021, we focused on scaling up the group, and with the help of a lot of interns and volunteers worldwide, succeeded in more than quintupling membership, from less than 1,700 at the start of January 2021, to over 10,000 by the end of December. We have since been steadily building membership by inviting hundreds of people individually in different international Facebook groups.
Through the Facebook group, members get (a) notice of upcoming FDI events, like our family diplomat training, (b) FDI news and features, like Facebook group growth milestones, family diplomat (FD) awards, and diverse FD and family profiles, (c) monthly recommendations of films, shows and songs about family life, (d) posts from other families across the world. Members, in turn, are welcome to (a) post profiles and news about their families or family life in their community or country, and to (b) be featured with their family on one of our “We Are Family Diplomats Because…” posters.
FDI is an ambitious, long-term, grassroots effort to connect, train and empower a growing international corps of volunteer family diplomats (FDs) to participate in decision-making at local to global levels. We envision a world more connected and caring because every family has one or more FDs networked with fellow FDs worldwide, and these citizen diplomats together advocate effectively via nonprofits, businesses, media and governments for the needs, concerns and aspirations of families worldwide. To learn more and get involved, click here.