AFP-MD Mentoring

Advance Your Career: Join the AFP-MD Mentoring Program 

The 2022 cohort has closed. Please check back in January 2023 for information about the 2023 mentorship cohort.

Do you wish you had someone to toss around a new professional idea with? Or do you ever wish that you could share some of your hard-earned wisdom from your fundraising experience?  

If you said yes to either of these, then consider joining the AFP Maryland Mentoring Program!

The AFP-MD Mentoring Program is a 6-month cohort of experienced fundraisers matched in a 1-to-1 relationship with a relative newcomer (1-5 years) to the field. Each pair will meet monthly starting from May through October of this year (online or in person, depending on COVID conditions and personal comfort). Through this program, mentors and mentees will cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship allowing for knowledge-share and the passing of wisdom to ultimately help the mentee rise to the challenge of becoming a more seasoned fundraiser. Pairs will address self-identified professional topics according to their particular interest, such as skill building, problem solving, and career development.  

Who should participate? 

  • Mentees:
    • Early career fundraising professional (1 to 5 years’ experience)
    • Motivated to learn and improve your fundraising success 
    • Willing and able to spend 6 months meeting monthly with your mentor
    • AFP member, * committed to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards  
  • Mentor 
    • Fundraiser committed to best practices in fundraising and eager to help others learn along the way 
    • Still growing in their own career; not waiting until they are “perfect” to share what they know!  
    • Willing and able to spend 6 months meeting monthly with their mentee
    • Receive service-learning points toward CFRE recertification
    • AFP member, * committed to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards  

Questions? Please contact Laura Urban, Mentorship Chair, at [email protected] for more information about this program.