AFP DC Mentorship Program

The AFP DC Mentorship Program offers Chapter members the opportunity for a one-on-one relationship that enhances the knowledge and skills of new and experienced fundraisers alike.

Benefits for Mentees:

  • Gain insights from a seasoned industry professional;
  • Accelerate professional development;
  • Cultivate communication skills;
  • Expand your professional network

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Enhance leadership and coaching skills;
  • Fulfillment in helping develop the next generation of fundraisers;
  • Build reputation and brand;
  • Expand your professional network; and
  • A person serving as a mentor may apply the time towards the service-learning/volunteering portion of the CFRE application/recertification.

How Does it Work?

  • The AFP DC Mentorship Program is designed to take place over a period of three months, with the details of the interaction determined by the mentor and mentee.
  • Mentees are matched with seasoned professionals based on areas of interest and expertise.
  • A mentorship typically involves meeting every two weeks with opportunities for in-person meetings at AFP DC chapter events throughout the year.
  • While there is no charge for this membership benefit, at the conclusion of the mentorship, both parties are asked to complete and submit an evaluation of the Mentorship Program.


How Do I Apply to Join the Program?

We are accepting applications for our Summer/Fall 2024 session. Mentees can apply using the following link: 
Mentee Application Form

We are seeking interested mentor candidates for our Winter 2025 session. Please indicate your interest using the following volunteer form and we will notify you when our next application period opens.
Mentor Volunteer Form 

For questions or more information, please contact us at [email protected].