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Mentoring Program

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." -Vernon Sanders Law

Are you new to this profession? Have you just changed careers? Fields? Expertise area? Then consider joining the AFP Mentoring Program. 

As with any career, volunteer mentors offer guidance, care, compassion, professionalism and a level of excellence that help you progress in your chosen field be it annual fund, public relations, major gifts, planned giving or special events. So take the time and invest in yourself and your career, you and your organization will reap the benefits!

             Mentoring enables you to achieve: 

Maintain or Build a Professional Network
Excellence in all that you do
Noteworthy accomplishments
To Care and show Compassion for your cause
Organize and Plan your career
Re-design, re-dedicate, re-educate oneself

The AFP DC chapter offers a mentoring program to provide chapter members with the opportunity for one-on-one assistance that will enhance their knowledge and skills as development professionals.

The Mentoring Program is designed to take place over a period of one year, with the details of the interaction determined by the mentor and mentee. A mentorship typically involves monthly contacts. While there is no charge for this membership benefit, at the conclusion of the mentorship, both parties are asked to complete and submit an evaluation of the Mentoring Program.

Participation as a mentee in this program is available to members of the AFP DC chapter who have worked as a full-time paid development professional at a nonprofit organization for a minimum of one year. Participation as a mentor is available to members of the AFP DC chapter with demonstrated expertise in various areas of fundraising. CFRE certification is preferred. Participation as a mentor in this program may be counted as 10 points toward CFRE certification or recertification.

Please contact afpdc@afpnet.org with any questions. 

Mentee Application - Online Form or Downloadable PDF
Mentor Application - Online Form or Downloadable PDF