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. 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.


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 Noon Online programs.
  • Mentor Program meetups at the informal Unplugged networking events. 

Application Deadlines And Fees—Apply Now

  • Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. The program runs March 2020 through January 2021.
  • There is no fee charged to Mentors.
  • Fellows: The fee is $80 for AFP and NCPGC members and $200 for non-members.

Registration begins December 2019 for the January  2020 program.

Fellow Application   Mentor Application

Contact Jim Armstrong
Co-Chair, The Mentor Program