10 Insights on Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

As you know, Philanthropy411 recently covered the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Philadelphia with the help of a blog team. I learned from my blog team mentor, Sean Stannard Stockton of Tactical Philanthropy to give the team very simple instructions:  Write a blog about any aspect of the conference. I also instructed our team that this could include any of the dozens of pre-conference meetings, trainings and even gala events that were held by foundation affinity groups.

I am very intrigued that out of the 36 blogs posted by our team, 10 of them addressed the needs of emerging leaders in philanthropy.  Although I did purposefully invite younger and newer philanthropy professionals to join the team (to help ensure a diversity of perspectives), and although two of these posts were co-authored by me (summarizing our recent impact assessment of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy) I wasn’t expecting so many members of our team to write about this topic.  I think it speaks to need for philanthropy to focus on intergenerational communication and leadership, so I decided to highlight these posts here.

Fountain of Youth
by Richard Woo, CEO, of The Russell Family Foundation

Letter to COF Conference Attendees
by Holly Wolfe, Environmental Sustainability Program Associate at The Russell Family Foundation

Promoting Intergenerational Leadership & Racial Justice in Philanthropy
by Sterling Speirn, President and CEO of the WK Kellogg Foundation

Caught in the Headlights
by Christi Tran, Program Officer for Blue Shield Against Violence at the Blue Shield of California Foundation

Another Multiplier Effect: Invest in Talent Development – Part One and Part Two
by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation

The Experiences of An Emerging Leader at National Philanthropy Conferences
by Maisha Simmons, Program Associate at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Reflections from a Millennial
by Chanelle Gandy, Program Associate at The Funders’ Network

Advancing the Next Generation: EPIP’s Impact on Philanthropy
by Rusty Stahl, Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President of Putnam Community Investment Consulting, Inc.

EPIP Provides Support and Opportunity for Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy
by Rusty Stahl, Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President of Putnam Community Investment Consulting, Inc.