As part of AFP Central Texas’ continued commitment to it members to provide value-added services, the following Memorandum outlines the commitment required from both Mentors and Mentees as part of our Mentorship program.
PROGRAM GOALS: In advancing Philanthropy through education, training, and advocacy, the Central Texas AFP Chapter aspires to the following:
- To promote collegial relationships between seasoned professionals and mentees with less than 3 years of experience;
- To assist fundraising professionals in developing a network for professional guidance and creative fundraising;
- To strengthen the skills of mentees through identification and focus on specific areas of practice;
- To enhance the professional abilities of both the mentor and the mentee through shared effort;
- To offer an adaptable, responsible, and accountable program;
- To respect confidentiality;
- To promote fun through shared experience and practice.
- Commit to the role of mentor for a minimum of six months and up to one year;
- Conduct a meeting with your mentee for a minimum of 1 hour per month. Meet in person or talk by telephone; set the calendar of meetings at inception and submit the calendar to the AFP Mentor Chair
- Provide guidance, wisdom, and support to your mentee that accelerates the learning process;
- Help your mentee set targets and support them in achieving those targets;
- Support the mentee in meeting their specific needs in the fundraising profession;
- Help the AFP Mentorship Chair support the program by completing an evaluation form at the end of the partnership.
- Commit to be involved as a mentee for a minimum of six months and up to one year;
- Meet with your mentor for a minimum of 1 hour per month. Meet in person or talk by telephone; set the calendar of meetings at inception and submit the calendar to the AFP Member Chair
- Requests for and scheduling of meetings are the responsibility of the mentee;
- Identify areas of focus to work on with your mentor to achieve personal growth in the profession;
- Prepare questions and work for review in advance to make the most of time available;
- Be respectful of all meeting dates and times scheduled;
- Help the AFP Mentorship Chair support the program by completing an evaluation at the end of the partnership.
For more information on the AFP Central Texas Mentor Program, please contact Mentorship Chair Trudy Woodson
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