Make a difference, mentor a colleague
Advancement Northwest Mentorship: Community, Collaboration, and Engagement.
Are you looking for someone with whom you can brainstorm new ideas? Do you want to be a part of a thriving nonprofit community? Do you want to share your skills with newer development officers? Then you should be a part of Advancement Northwest’s Mentoring Program!
Our Mentoring Program’s mission is to create and cultivate a thriving nonprofit community and foster new leaders through rich and meaningful relationships.
Wonder what a mentor pairing looks like? Meet Kate and Jerry, Christine and Samantha, and Colleen and Shannon.
Or hear from member Mary Bristow about why she decided to become a mentor.
- Creates a mutually beneficial mentor program for both mentors and mentee
- Builds a stronger fundraising community in the Northwest
- Fosters AFP ethics and incorporates AFP programs and services
- Provides tips, guidance, and structure for mentor relationships to thrive
Advancement Northwest mentors guide protégés (mentees) by:
- Providing one-on-one guidance via in-person, telephone, or e-mail meetings monthly
- Being a good listener and sharing positive reactions and constructive criticism
- Providing resources and guidance for training and development opportunities
- Encouraging mentee’s participation within the professional community
- Creating a relationship that can be both personally and professionally rewarding
- At least five years of experience as a fundraiser
- Embraces and upholds the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
- Has the time, ability, and availability to support a mentee effectively
To become a Mentor, please complete the online survey.
Mentees benefit from Advancement Northwest mentors though:
- Meeting one-on-one with a mentor via in-person, telephone, or e-mail contact monthly
- Identifying goals and communicating them as clearly as possible to mentor
- Gaining new perspectives, suggestions, and development opportunities from a mentor
- Participating in AFP mentor-mentee networking and educational events
- Broadening your professional networks within the field
- Making a lifelong friend!
- A current member of Advancement Northwest
- All levels of experience are welcome
- Embraces and upholds the AFP Code of Ethical Principals and Standards
- Has the time, ability and availability to commit to a year-long mentorship
Mentees commit to a 12-month relationship with their mentors and will meet monthly with in person or via telephone or e-mail. Please don’t request a mentor unless you are sure you can fully participate. There is a waiting list for mentor pairings and the expectation is that you are ready to take advantage of the benefit right away.
To become a Mentee, please complete the online survey.
If you have questions or need more information about this program, please email Alison Driver or Hailey Cassell.