This post was authored by Paul Bachleitner, Project Director of Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) and was originally published on the JAG Blog. It appears here as part of the EPIP-JAG blogging partnership, “Wit and Wisdom”. Navigating the path to leadership in philanthropy usually requires an off-road bike and a set of goggles. You’ll find leadership programs that polish your resume. Teach you about financial statements and evaluation metrics. Pair you off with a mentor. Seat you in front of a panel of CEOs. But there’s one component you’ll be lost without and it’s easily overlooked: direct connection with impacted communities. (more…)
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