Mentoring for Members

AFP Brandywine has a long history of mentoring its members – it is a benefit of your membership!

AFP Brandywine Chapter’s Mentoring Program provides individualized guidance and support to assist those newer to the profession, transitioning to new responsibilities, or seeking opportunities to grow their skills. For both mentors and mentees, this is an opportunity to share expertise as well as network with and learn from colleagues.

Many of us have had the enriching experience of working with bosses, board members or colleagues who became mentors. Others wish we had found mentors to support us in both the difficult and exciting times of our careers. Either way, supporting one another in this profession is among the most rewarding experiences we can do for one another.


To apply to become a MENTEE: please complete the Mentee Application by February 16, 2024.

To apply to become a MENTOR: please complete the Mentor Application by February 16, 2024.


Program Schedule

  • Friday, February 16, 2024 - Applications due
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 8:30 a.m. - Kick-off event for mentoring pairs (Location: Community Service Building, Room 105)
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - Closing happy hour for mentoring pairs (location TBD)

Participation in the kick-off and closing events is strongly encouraged.


Matching Criteria

Past and current experience; nonprofit subsector; skills and interests; years of experience; geographic proximity; and goals.


Program Requirements

  • Mentees should be employed as a fundraising professional for a nonprofit organization or a student working toward employment in the fundraising profession.
  • Mentors should have a minimum of five years of experience as a fundraising professional and/or CFRE certification.
  • Willingness and ability to meet at least monthly, either virtually or in-person, between March and August 2024.
  • Complete a midway progress report and brief online evaluation upon program completion.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Cory, CAP®, CFRE, Mentoring Program Chair.