Supporting executives and emerging leaders in the not-for-profit sector to increase revenue via philanthropy.

McCarthy Mentoring has worked with The Australia Council for the Arts since 2005 and more recently Creative Partnerships Australia to manage a mentoring program for philanthropy managers. It aims to grow and support the philanthropic programs of select arts organisations.

The mentoring program offers philanthropy managers a unique opportunity to work one2one with an experienced executive. Mentors draw on their experience in business, not for profits and as company directors to provide strategic advice and practical insights on philanthropy programs. Our research and experience in managing the philanthropy program shows that partnering with a confidential and experienced mentor builds people’s confidence and offers increased networks, inspiration and skills in this important field.

Between 2002 and 2010 private sector support for the arts in Australia has increased by 58% and private giving has overtaken corporate sponsorships since 2008.

Read more about the program and the mentees and mentors here