AFP Golden Gate

AFP Golden Gate Mentor Programs

Building The Field
The popular Mentor Program has provided one-to-one support for hundreds. Whether you wish to build your fundraising skills or want to share your expertise, you'll find the Mentor Program rewarding.

The Roles

Mentors are senior fundraising professionals who volunteer their time. They commit to consistent contact to mentor their Fellows, assisting with specific fundraising and career development issues.

Fellows represent a wide range of experience, organization type, and budget size. Some are development directors who work alone in a small office. Others are executive directors who spend a large amount of time fundraising. Fellows may be seasoned or new to the field. What they share is an idea of where they can use support from a Mentor.

Two Cycles

The Mentor Program year is split into six-month cycles. The March Cycle runs through August, and the August Cycle runs through January. You are welcome to register for one or both Cycles.

Activities per Cycle include:
  • One-to-one Mentor/Fellow matches.
  • Two Online Clinics held from 9:00-10:00 am.
  • Free registration via promo code to Noon Online programs.

Application Deadlines and Fees—Apply for one or both cycles

  • Deadline for The March Cycle is the first of March. The cycle runs March-August.
  • Deadline for The August Cycle is the first of August. The cycle runs August-January.
  • There is no fee charged to Mentors.
  • For Fellows Per Cycle: The fee is $50 for AFP and NCPGC members and $110 for non-members. 
  • Register for both Cycles and Save: $80 for AFP and NCPGC members and $200 for non-members.

Registration will open in late December 2019 for the January session.

Contact Jim Armstrong
Co-Chair, The Mentor Program