By Billie Graham on 29 Mar 2017
Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities you can have. Having the guidance and support of an experienced fundraiser can provide you with a fantastic boost to your career. Here’s why…
1. It helps you develop new skills and knowledge
Being mentored is a brilliant opportunity to learn from the experience of someone else. They can share their skills and knowledge with you and give you great advice on what you need to learn in order to make the most of your role.
2. It gives you the opportunity to share with an impartial advisor
Talking through any problems or opportunities with someone who does not work for the same organisation is a great way to get some unbiased feedback, without any office politics or set attitudes getting in the way.
3. It’s great for career progression
While it’s likely that meetings with your mentor will mostly concentrate on your current role, they can also give you advice on building on your strengths and overcoming weaknesses that will stand you well in the long run. They can also give you the benefit of their experience in working out the best career path for you.
4. It boosts your professional profile
Taking part in a mentorship scheme is a great way to boost your profile, both within your organisation and the sector. Making this kind of personal investment in your career really demonstrates your willingness and ability to grow and to take on new responsibilities.
TPP’s Fundraising & Development team run a highly successful scheme matching fundraising mentors and mentees. This service is tailored around the objectives and development needs of both the mentee and mentor.
To find out more about the scheme please get in touch with a bit of information about why you are interested in the scheme and what you would like to achieve.
Find out more about the TPP Fundraising Mentoring scheme here.