AFP Mentoring Program 2023
The AFP Colorado Chapter realizes the importance of developing and maintaining strong fundraising professionals for the continued success of the nonprofit sector. As a benefit of membership, we are excited to offer a mentoring program that engages new or early-career professionals, as mentees, by providing a transfer of knowledge and professional development through a structured relationship with an experienced professional mentor. Participation as a mentee is available to all members of the Chapter who are currently working in the development profession for at least one year and up to four years. Participation as a mentor is available to industry professionals with demonstrated fundraising experience.
The program includes one-on-one virtual or in-person mentor/mentee meetings.
Submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Testimonial from Lea Deveraux, Development Director at College Track:
"I participated in the AFP mentor program over four years ago and had no idea at the time how helpful it would become. I first heard about the AFP mentor program through a colleague. At that time, I needed guidance on how to strategically make my next career move. I needed to speak with someone who had been in my shoes - someone who has had to leave a job they loved, dealt with a difficult boss, or ask for a raise that was rightfully deserved. These were the questions I needed answers to and, with the guidance of my AFP mentor, I not only found answers but also received invaluable advice on how to think differently, look beyond my next step and how to build long-term strategic career goals."
Testimonial from Protégé Mary Ellen Williams:
“The AFPCC mentoring program came at the right time for me. I’m a novice in fundraising, and my mentor helped me understand the nuances as well as the mechanics of fundraising. Best of all, it transitioned into a working relationship to advance Foothills Art Center’s development program. It’s a win-win.”
Testimonial from Mentor Valerie Ross:
“I gained as much value from my mentee as I was able to give her! What a wonderful program.”
Testimonial from Mentor Kathie Kramer Ryan:
"What a pleasure it was mentoring Kurtis in the AFP Colorado mentor program. As a 'mentee,' Kurtis had a positive attitude, asked great questions, and was willing to jump in and try new things. It was rewarding to be a part of his successes, plus I learned a lot, too! In the process of coaching Kurtis, I improved my abilities to organize information and explain it clearly. Logistically, AFP did a good job of organizing and supporting the mentors."