Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter

Mentor/Professional Development Program

2017 Mentor Program

MentorProgram2014_FacebookPostThe Mentor Program is among the most valuable features of an AFP Triangle membership.  It helps members expand their network, enrich their knowledgebase, and accelerate professional development and personal growth.  Mentoring pairs often develop relationships that last far longer than the initial commitment.  Both mentees and mentors have praised the program as a very rewarding and supportive experience.

There are three ways to participate*:

Classic Mentorship:  

Members with less than five (5) years experience in the profession are paired with a seasoned mentor, a fellow AFP member with many years of experience in the field.  The mentor supports the mentee through a process of learning and self-discovery.  Mentoring pairs agree to meet 6 times between April and November.

Reverse Mentoring:

Recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, Reverse Mentoring turns the table on classic mentorship by positioning a younger professional as mentor to a senior development officer interested in learning how to communicate via social media and/or use other Internet technologies. Meeting 1 to 3 times is the expectation. Meetings may be virtual.

Peer-to-peer Mentorship:

Members with more than 5 years experience who are in a new position or facing a new challenge may apply for a peer mentor.  Peer mentors meet with one another up to three times.  Whether you have been in the profession for 5 years or 15 years, you may take advantage of this mentoring opportunity.

*Our ability, as a chapter, to offer all forms of mentorship depends upon the number of AFP members willing to serve as mentors.