Skip to content

Opportunity for Professional Mentorship for Fundraisers

Are you interested in the 2023 AFP Professional MentoringrnProgram?

The application due date for 2023 mentees has been extended to Friday,rnNovember 18, 2022.

Now in its 27th year, the AFP Greater AZ Chapter’srnnationally recognized Professional Mentor Program is designed for professionalsrnnewer to the field (one to five years), whether you’re a young professional orrnmaking a mid-career change.

Over the course of a year, Mentoring Programrnparticipants will: –

  • Take workshops in various fundraising topics (annual &rnmonthly giving, case for support, capital campaigns, donor stewardship, makingrnthe ask, major gifts, membership programs, prospect research, special events,rnvolunteer management and more!).
  • Be matched with an experienced and certifiedrn(CFRE) professional mentor. 
  • Grow their network.
  • Plan and execute arnfundraising-related project for their organization.
  • Develop a solidrnfoundation for a successful career in the fundraising field.

The ProfessionalrnMentoring Program also offers an Advanced Program track for more seasonedrndevelopment professionals, ideal for those looking to make a change to a newrnspecialty or desiring a master-level understanding of one particular aspect ofrndevelopment. This track is a good fit for professionals with five or more yearsrnof fundraising experience.

This customized track will allow participants to:

  • Enhance and broaden knowledge and skills.
  • Be paired with a certified (CFRE orrnACFRE) professional mentor to help them through customized skill-building.
  • Grow their specialist professional network.
  • Participate in relevant classrnworkshops, as recommended by their mentor.
  • Start the path toward pursuingrntheir CFRE and publish an article.

Visit to learn more and apply, or contact Lauren Martich at (602) 395-3859 or

Scroll To Top