mentors who develop generous leaders

May 18, 2009

Andy Ho reports in a blog post titled, “Seasons of Change: A Leadership Development Discussion Series” about leadership development for emerging philanthropic leaders. Several insights were shared by Peggy Saika (Executive Director of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) and Glen O’Gilvie (CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement) ::

Peggy and Glen shared how mentoring has played a significant role over their careers. Good mentors help support, provide a clear path, and offer accountability of growth over time. The best mentors, they said, are the first to share and try to develop that trust, and grow out of organic relationships which are not forced. …

… For emerging philanthropic leaders, there is such a hunger for mentoring and leadership development that some are even willing to pay for it. …

… Young philanthropic leaders look for people they can model after, and particularly leaders of color find support in the people who have gone before them.

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