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Participation Requirements
The AFP mentoring program runs for 10 months during the calendar year.

The application deadline to participate as a mentor or mentee for the 2019 program year is March 25, 2019.  The mentoring partnership runs from March through December, 2019.

All participants must be current members of AFP Western PA.  Additional requirements are as follows:


  • AFP member in good standing
  • Five or more years as a fundraising professional employed in the fundraising sector
  • CFRE, ACFRE or F AHP or other professional certification is desirable
  • Actively demonstrate a desire to serve the profession and community
  • Proven track record in a specific discipline of fundraising, i.e. overall development management, planned giving, special events, annual fund, major gifts, etc.
  • Contact with your mentee monthly
  • Be available to advise the mentee in person, by phone or email once a month or as often as possible and necessary to establish a good working relationship
  • Share your expertise based on the needs of the mentee and the type of organization for which they work


  • AFP member or applicant for membership to the Western PA Chapter
  • Less than three years’ experience fundraising profession
  • Have fundraising as a primary job responsibility
  • Commit to meeting with your mentor monthly
  • Become familiar with the web-based AFP Career Planner, particularly the Objectives/Self-Assessment section

For more information about the program, please contact:

Mentoring Committee Chair, Jennifer Birnie, at