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Mentorship Vs. Sponsorship: The Difference Between The Two And Why They Both Matter

Professionals often strive to advance throughout their careers, and there are several ways that they can achieve this goal. Two of those ways are through mentorship and sponsorship. The differentiation between the two is that a mentor will enhance your skills, provide guidance on a project or task you are undertaking, or elevate your way of thinking. A sponsor will be useful to advocate on your behalf, create opportunities for you, and help promote you within an organization. Matthew C. Meade, a financial services executive with experience working with Fortune 100 companies, stopped by AfroTech to provide some insights on what to consider when seeking either route to move up the career ladder.

Mar 7, 2023

GitHub Launches New 'Sponsors' Tool To Help Support Open Source Developers

For creators online, it can be difficult to sustain themselves while still putting out good work. Now, some sites are making it easier to help out. Today, Github launched a new tool called Sponsors that will allow you to support open source developers through monthly recurring payments. “Funding developers through GitHub Sponsors is one more way to contribute to open source projects you appreciate,” GitHub wrote on its site. “Help developers get the resources they need, and recognize contributors working behind the scenes to make open source better for everyone.” Developers can opt to have a “Sponsor me” button on their Github repositories. In addition, open source projects can highlight their own funding models, whether that’s individual contributions or using other platforms. What is most unique about Github’s tool is that all the money will go directly to the developers. “GitHub will not charge fees for GitHub Sponsors. And to celebrate the launch, we’ll cover payment processing...

May 23, 2019