Mentor/Professional Development Program
About the Mentor/Professional Development Program
This is one of the most popular benefits of your local chapter AFP membership! Participants have found they develop their networks, knowledge and grow professionally by participating in this program, consisting of the Mentor Program for professionals who want to work individually with a mentor, and the Senior Development Officer (SDO) Networking Group for professionals with 10+ years of experience.
Professional development and career growth is optimized when we have colleagues to turn to who will share valuable experience and knowledge. This year, the AFP Triangle Chapter will offer 3 different ways for you to grow in your career as a fundraising professional:
One-to-One Mentoring Program:
Members have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a seasoned mentor, someone with at least 5 years of experience in the field (CFRE preferred but not required). Mentors and mentees agree to work together for at least 1 hour per month from April to November. Mentees are encouraged to bring a list of issues/questions for each mentoring session. See attached worksheet for suggested questions. AFP members only.
Just-in-Time Mentoring Program:
For those who do not want to commit to a monthly program, mentees can sign up with a mentor for a one-hour “just-in-time” session to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities. We ask that each mentee honor the one-hour commitment with each mentor and sign up in advance. AFP members only.
Participants in the Mentor Program agree to follow this attached agreement and terms to optimize the learning experience.
To apply to participate in the Mentoring Programs, click here. Deadline to apply: Friday, March 8, 2013.
Mentor Program Orientation Meeting/Networking Reception
For all Mentors and Mentees
Thursday, March 21, 2013
5:30 to 7 pm
2500 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
From I-440 Beltline:
- Take the Lake Boone trail exit.
- Turn right at the end of the ramp.
- Go approximately ½ mile and you will see the main entrance of the hospital on the right.
- After you pass the main entrance to the hospital take your first left into the 2500 Blue Ridge building parking lot.
- Make your way to the top level of the parking lot. We will be in Suite 329A.
For more information about the Mentoring Program, please contact:
Chair, Christine Grant, MBA, CFRE, (919) 744-6403
Senior Development Officer (SDO) Networking Group (for 10 year+ professionals only):
A new offering for our chapter, we will offer quarterly networking meetings, 90 minutes in length, featuring a speaker/facilitator on a specific topic, as well as time for informal networking with your colleagues. FREE to members, $15 per session to non-members. Dates: June, August, October, times and locations TBA.
For more information, to suggest a location or a speaker, please contact: