Giving back time and talent

Alumni are thought to give their time, talent, or treasure back to their school.  They may not be in a position to give back financially, or perhaps their alma mater isn’t one of their philanthropic priorities, but a great way for alumni to give their time & talent is through an alumni mentorship programme.  These programmes offer opportunities for established alumni to share their professional know-how or industry-specific expertise with current students and/or young alumni.  I think this is a fantastic way to be philanthropic without opening your wallet, and I heartily support these alumni programmes.  Beyond that, I manage one for the educational institution I work at. Check out today’s Globe & Mail article “Private school alumni links enrich career options” for more on mentorship programmes, including a quote from yours truly!


Written by Maeve Strathy

Maeve is the Founder of What Gives Philanthropy and has been working in educational fundraising for the past 6 years.  Click here to learn more about Maeve.

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