St. Louis Nonprofit Leaders Offer Tips for Duplicating Their Mentorship Group Model

St. Louis Nonprofit Leaders Offer Tips for Duplicating Their Mentorship Group Model 1

David Altman

The Executive Director Roundtable is a boon for people who step into an executive-director post and realize they have more to learn.

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David Altman

The Executive Director Roundtable is a boon for people who step into an executive-director post and realize they have more to learn.

Three years ago, Bill Dahlkamp got promoted—and felt panicked.

“I walked out one day as program director and back in the next as executive director,” says Mr. Dahlkamp, who heads Support Dogs, a charity in St. Louis that provides assistance animals to people with disabilities. “And I suddenly realized, wow, I am now responsible for the well-being of this entire organization.”

Mr. Dahlkamp estimates that when he became executive director, he had