Mentor Program

Mentorship Program

One of the benefits of your membership in the Eastern PA Chapter of AFP is participation in the Mentor Program. No matter how long you have been in fundraising, we all have new skills to learn and successes to share. Our objective is to develop our future leadership within the field of fund raising and within the Eastern PA Chapter.

The program is designed to last for six (6) months. Interested applicants will be matched up with a mentor. Mentors are development professionals with at least five years experience in fund raising. Applicants can apply to be paired with a mentor at any time as long as there is a mentor available. Both mentors and mentees must be AFP members.

Mentor expectations are:
  • Must have 5(+) years experience in fundraising
  • Be willing to share time with an AFP member with less than 5 years experience
  • Make the first contact with your assigned student
  • Help determine goals for your mentoring experience
  • Complete a final evaluation
Mentee expectations are:
  • Must have less than 5 years experience in fund raising
  • After the first contact, you are responsible for setting times and dates for meetings
  • Take the lead in determining goals and objectives for your Mentor experience
  • Complete a final evaluation
Mentee/Mentor Match:
Mentees will be matched with mentors based on their particular needs, the area of expertise of the mentor and the type of organizations for which they both work. This working relationship is the primary foundation upon which this program is built. Time commitment: 2-8 hours a month as jointly determined by mentor and mentee.

All Mentors and Mentees must be chapter members and complete applications to participate.

Click here to fill out a Mentor/Mentee application. Applicants that would like to apply as both mentees and mentors should submit two separate applications.