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Module 3: Unit 4

Developing personal leadership skills

Family philanthropy offers many opportunities for developing your personal skills and strengths.

Leadership in the family context requires emotional intelligence and more — take advantage of these resources to advance your leadership skills.

Do (15 minutes)
16 Personalities Everyone knows that a good leadership curriculum first asks you to do a little introspection. This personality test is increasingly the most popular and comprehensive Meyers-Briggs based trait analysis. The more you know about yourself, the better you can leverage your unique qualities for your own authentic leadership style.
Tune-in (20 minutes)
How to be a Great Leader Once you figure out what your personality style is, the next thing is to figure out what your leadership style is! Check out this great compilation of TED talks on leadership to help you differentiate what strategies, advice, and styles might work for you.
Tune-in (60 minutes)
Challenges of board leadership: What now and why? This NCFP webinar features a seasoned foundation leader exploring dilemmas in board leadership, drawing on the best research, analysis and speculation in the field of leadership studies in the philanthropic context.
Do (30 minutes)

EPIPJoin your local Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) chapter

Completing the activity: EPIP is a membership organization for young leaders of nonprofit organizations and philanthropies. Local chapters offer opportunities for peer support and mentoring, along with networking and education.

Do (90+ minutes)

Exponent Philanthropy

Participate in the Next Gen Fellows Program 

Completing the activity: This program sponsored by Exponent Philanthropy is designed to help participants develop critical skills in leadership and philanthropy and to create lasting friendships with other young people involved in philanthropy.

Do (90+ minutes)


Participate in The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW)

Completing the activity: TPW offers strategic philanthropy education through curated programming and a worldwide network of committed philanthropists. Three distinct modules focus on creating a strategic framework for giving, applying the framework in a global context and building leadership skills.