AFP-MD Mentoring

Advance Your Career: Join the AFP-MD Mentoring Program 

In 2023, the AFP-MD Mentoring Program will use a group cohort model. From March to October, a small group of early career fundraisers will form a supportive learning community to develop their professional skills and knowledge, while building collaborative relationships with one another. 

The application is now closed for the 2023 March to October cohort. 

The cohort will include two primary components:

  • Monthly Workshop. Each month the cohort will meet on zoom for a presentation and discussion with an experienced fundraiser or senior nonprofit leader. This is an opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals on a wide variety of topics important for development leaders. 

  • Peer-to-Peer Mentor Match. Each cohort member will be paired with one or two other cohort members and urged to develop their own peer-to-peer mentoring relationship. This is an opportunity for collaborative learning in an informal setting. These relationships may include phone or zoom calls or in-person visits, depending on the interest and availability of the participants.  

Who should participate? 

  • Early career fundraising professional (1 to 5 years’ experience)

  • Motivated to learn and improve your fundraising success 

  • Willing and able to spend 7 months meeting monthly with your cohort (March through October; no meeting in August)

  • Willing to develop a relationship with a peer-to-peer mentor match 

  • 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. 

*AFP-MD membership for young professionals (age 30 or younger) is available at a discount rate of $95 until 4/1/2023. In addition, the chapter has scholarships available. More information about AFP membership is available here.