Fundraising is meaningful but challenging work. Mentoring is one of the primary ways fundraisers learn to thrive in the profession. Yet, many fundraisers -- especially those in smaller organizations or rural communities or during a global pandemic -- feel isolated from their peers.
A research project about the profession revealed how fundraisers create informal professional networks to access professional development and mentoring. These peer communities provide coaching and opportunities to share fundraising knowledge while also offering personalized attention, friendship, and a safe space to recharge.
Join "pracademics" and friends Sarah Nathan, Heather O'Connor, and Genevieve Shaker for an interactive research- and experience-based conversation. Participants will discuss creative and accessible approaches to peer mentoring, including how to foster meaningful peer networks among fundraisers in your community.