Mentoring Program

Mentor/Protege Program



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THE BENEFITS OF MENTORING 

You aspire to be a great fundraiser. You have a new position in the profession, a donor database, some professional development courses under your belt, endless enthusiasm and passion, but possibly you have never asked for a donation face-to-face or run a Capital Campaign.  One of the ways you can enhance and develop your skills is by pairing with an experienced professional fundraiser as part of the 2018 Mentor/Protégé Program.   
 
The general public, board members and CEOs are seeking to raise the standards and expectations of the professional fundraiser.  It is essential to the growth of our profession that seasoned fundraisers give back to the profession (it is part of our profession’s DNA), through guiding and advising the next generation of fundraisers.  This profession maintains high standards and facilitates the practice of effective and ethical fundraising. 
 
When “new” fundraisers phone to ask AFP about membership and its benefits, one of the first questions asked is "What can you do to support me as a new fundraiser to the profession?" The Mentor/Protégé program is designed to support and encourage the next generation of professional fundraisers by utilizing the experience and leadership of the AFP Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter members.  

More Information about the Mentor/Protege Program

Application for Mentor

Application for Protege

You can contact Gary Bukowski, MA, CFRE - Co-VP of Education & Mentor/Protege Program Chair at gbukowski@sarahreed.org
or by phone (814) 835-7602