There are many roles and careers within the philanthropic sector, but all require building the knowledge and voice to advocate for your needs. Self-advocacy and the development of a personal approach to leadership are vital tools to help build a path within the philanthropic sector.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Understanding the philanthropic landscape and how to chart a career path within it
- Effectively handling salary negotiation, promotion, and annual review conversations
- Developing one’s own unique approach to leadership
Want to get started on your self-advocacy journey? There are a number of organizations in the philanthropic sector that offer fellowship programs that can provide guidance and support, including ABFE's Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program, HIP's Líderes Fellowship Program, the American Express NGen Fellows Program, TFN's PLACES Fellowship, SECF's Hull Fellows Leadership Program, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues' GUTC Leaders Fellowship Program.
You can also build on your self-advocacy by developing stronger relationships through Interpersonal Leadership, bringing an equity lens to your personal leadership journey with Equity Analysis, or taking a look at all seven ILF cornerstones here.