The mentoring program matches knowledgeable, well-rounded mentors with individuals who are relatively new to development or are interested in learning more about a particular area in fundraising. One-on-one matches provide opportunities for focused discussions, problem solving and sharing the trials and tribulations of working in this dynamic (yet sometimes challenging) industry.
These relationships are meant to be career specific and not used or construed in any way as a consulting relationship. Mentors are encouraged to recommend appropriate resources i.e. courses, workshops, educational opportunities, vendors or consultants. The mentoring program is not a job placement service.
We recommend that mentors and mentees tell their employers about their participation in the program. Both must respect that the information they share about their organizations is confidential.
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Mentee requirements for participation:- Membership in AFPSS.- A minimum of one year of development experience (volunteer fundraising counts).- An interest in learning from an experienced fundraising professional.- A commitment to working with your Mentor for 1 year o Minimum of 4 face-to- face meetings, in addition to phone calls, and emails o Joint attendance in 1+ AFPSS or other fundraising continuing education course (in-person, webinars,conferences, etc.) o Joint attendance at a local service club, chamber, or networking event
Our matching process:1. Mentor/Mentee pairs will be assigned by the membership committee based on the Mentees’ needs and Mentors’ experience. We will make every effort to pair Mentees with one of their choices submitted in the application.2. Mentors and Mentees must be current AFPSS members, and Mentees must be in an active development role.3. Workplace locations are taken into consideration when matches are assigned so that every effort can be made for the pairs to meet face-to- face.4. The pairs will be monitored by the committee, with check-ins at least quarterly, and modifications will be made as needed. An end of year survey will be conducted to assess success/effectiveness of the program.
If you have any questions, please contact Sue Loiland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-381-4868.