Mentor Program




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. Read the Mentor Guidelines here.

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. 

Seeking to exemplify the principles of IDEA (Inclusion-Diversity-Equity-Access), we encourage BIPOC, LGBTQI, and members from other marginalized groups to participate in both Mentor and Fellow roles.

Fellows who are brand new to the fundraising field are welcome!


The Mentor Program provides one-to-one support for professionals including fundraisers, executive directors, development staff, board leaders and consultants.

Activities include:

  • One-to-one Mentor/Fellow matches.
  • Online Clinics held throughout the year.
  • Free registration via promo code to programs.
  • Mentor Program meetups. 

Application Deadlines And Fees

  • The program runs on a rolling basis for 12 consecutive months.
  • There is no fee charged to Mentors.
  • Fellows: The fee is $80 for AFP and NCPGC members and $150 for non-members.


Fellow ApplicationMentor Application


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