MENTORSHIP PROGRAM GUIDELINES
The AFP New Brunswick Chapter Mentorship Program is a recommended minimum 6-month commitment (October to March) on behalf of both the mentor and the mentee. The purpose of the relationship is to share knowledge, answer questions and be an encouraging and supportive partner. The aim is for the partnership to be mutually beneficial for both parties for continued personal and professional growth and development.
The mentor is to provide the mentee with advice and information. The advice will be limited to work-related and/or specific fundraising and non-profit sector advice to be used to enhance the fundraising program and non-profit management of the charitable organization with which the mentee is currently associated. The relationship is meant to be position or employment specific and is not to be used or construed in any way as a consulting relationship or career coaching. We recommend that both partners advise their employer if they intend to participate in this program.
The partnership is recommended to last for 6 months, with the option to continue in the program on an annual basis. The time invested is dependent on each party but should be a minimum connection of one hour per month, either by phone, video conferencing, or in-person meeting.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications for both mentors and mentees are due on Tuesday, August 15 at 5:00 PM AST. Matches will be notified of their successful application and next steps early September in time for a late-September program orientation session.
The AFP New Brunswick Mentorship Committee will be facilitating the match between mentor and mentee based on the information collected on the Mentorship Program Application Form(s). Key criteria for matching partners will be based on the areas of expertise the mentor has, and the area of learning identified by the mentee.
Please note that only a limited number of participants can be facilitated at this time. Participants will be notified by e-mail of their successful application and next steps in early September, in time for a late-September program orientation session. All other applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.