The 2019 Mentor Program
AFP Golden Gate's popular Mentor Program has provided one-to-one support for hundreds of professionals, and many a seasoned fundraiser credits a relationship with a mentor as one of the most important steps they took in their career! In 2019, we again welcome the partnership of NCPGC: Northern California Planned Giving Council.
The Mentor Program provides support for professionals including fundraisers, executive directors, development staff, board leaders and consultants. Whether you wish to learn more about a specific area of fundraising, are new to, curious about or experienced in the profession, or simply enjoy sharing your expertise with others, you'll find the Mentor Program rewarding.
NEW IN 2019!
This year, the Mentor Program Year will be split into six-month cycles. The March Cycle runs through August 2019, and The August Cycle runs through January 2020.
Among the reasons for the change: Many Fellows lean toward seeking a Mentor for a short period of time, while others want help with a specific issues or project. In addition, the half-year mini or flex-mentor program offered in recent years has proved increasingly popular. The new two cycle program also accommodates those who want longer term input from a Mentor by simply signing up for both cycles. This provides maximum flexibility for both Mentors and Fellows.
Activities per Cycle include:
- One-to-one Mentor/Fellow matches.
- Two Mentor Program Online Clinics held from 9:00-10:00AM (March cycle: 4/12 & 7/12 + August Cycle: 9/20 & 12/5).
- A Mentor Program meetup at one of the informal Unplugged networking events (date TBA).
- Free registration via promo code to AFP Golden Gate Noon Online classes (ending January 2020).
APPLICATION DEADLINES: You can apply for one or both cycles now
Deadline for The March Cycle is March 1, 2019. The cycle runs March-August.
Deadline for The August Cycle is August 1, 2019. The cycle runs August-January.
MENTOR PROGRAM FEES
For Fellows Per Cycle:
$50 for members of AFP Golden Gate and NCPGC (includes Noon Online)
$110 for the General Community (includes Noon Online)
Register for both Cycles and save! $80 for AFP/NCPGC members | $200 for General Community
There are no fees for Mentor participation.
To pay, follow the instructions in the Gray Box, then click the application link below.
Want a Mentor? Use the FELLOW link to register. Choose between The March Cycle or The August Cycle. You may register for both cycles as well.
Click to apply as a FELLOW
Wish to Mentor? Use the MENTOR link to register to volunteer. When you do, you will join the Mentor Corps and remain there until you ask out. It's that simple!
Click to register as a MENTOR
Contact Jim Armstrong, CFRE
Co-Chair, The Mentor Program