AFP-NYC Chapter Mentoring Program

 

Whether you are starting out in the profession or are transitioning into fundraising, the New York City Mentoring Program demonstrates a commitment to our members to provide value-added services to their professional development for both the Mentor and Mentee.  The following Memorandum outlines the commitment required from both Mentors and Mentees.  If you would like more information about this program, please contact Cathy J. Sharp at mentoringnycafp@gmail.com.   

PROGRAM GOALS: In advancing philanthropy through education, training and advocacy, the New York City Chapter aspires to the following:

  • To promote collegial relationships between seasoned professionals and Mentees.
  • To assist fundraising professionals in developing a network for professional guidance and creative fundraising.
  • To strengthen the Mentees’ skills through identification and focus on specific areas of practice.
  • To enhance the professional abilities of both the Mentor and Mentee through shared effort.
  • To offer an adaptable, responsive and accountable program.
  • To respect confidentiality.
  • To promote fun through shared experience and practice.

MENTOR COMMITMENTS

  • Commit to the role of Mentor for 6 months, minimum.  (If you indicated a willingness to participate for 12 months, you will be paired with a mentee for the same period, or potentially, two mentees for 6 months each.)
  • Conduct a meeting with your Mentee once a month.  Ideally, these meetings should be face-to-face and last about an hour.  Occasionally, due to schedule demands, meetings might occur over the phone.  Please try to not fulfill the mentoring participation via email.
  • Provide guidance, wisdom and support to your Mentee that accelerates their learning process.
  • Help your Mentee set targets and support them in achieving those targets.
  • Support the Mentee in meeting their specific needs in their development as a fundraising professional.
  • Help the AFP Mentorship Chair support the program by completing an evaluation form at the end of the program.

Click here to apply to be a mentor

MENTEE COMMITMENTS

  • Commit to be involved as a Mentee for 6 months, minimum.  If you selected a 12-month period, every effort will be made to pair you with the same mentor for that period unless you agree to 2 mentors for the 12-month period.
  • Conduct a meeting with your Mentor once a month.  Ideally these meetings should be face-to-face and last about an hour.  Occasionally, due to schedule demands, meetings might occur over the phone.  Requests for and scheduling of the meetings are the responsibility of the Mentee.
  • Identify specific areas of focus to work on with your Mentor to achieve personal growth in the profession.
  • Prepare questions and work for review in advance of meetings to make the most of the time.
  • Track your activities, progress and learnings from the experience.
  • Be respectful of all meeting dates and times scheduled.
  • Help the AFP Mentorship Chair support the program by completing an evaluation form at the end of the program.

Click here to apply to be a mentee

If either Mentor or Mentee need to discuss their  participation, please contact the Mentoring Chair or member of the committee.  

New York City Chapter Mentoring Chair – Cathy J.  Sharp, CFRE, mentoringnycafp@gmail.com

 

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