Peer Mentoring Program

Participation in the Peer Mentoring Program is a AFP Chicago membership benefit. It is one of the most important programs AFP Chicago offers.

This premier program is offered twice a year where seasoned fundraisers who have a
minimum of 5 years of development experience are paired with someone with less than 5 years of development
experience. Once applications are received, AFP Chicago’s Peer Mentoring Committee carefully matches
mentors and protégés based on interests, skills, and location in order to help mentors and protégés get the
most out of their match.



2018 Spring Class Members

WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
Participation in AFP Chicago’s Mentoring Program offers you a chance to:

  • Network with other development professionals
  • Strengthen Chicagoland's philanthropic community
  • Learn new skills and develop existing skills 
  • Help foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals
  • The benefits the program provides were recently valued at $8,000 by a local consulting firm.

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING ABOUT THE PROGRAM? - Click Here

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Each spring and fall, we launch a new class of mentors and protégés and we hope you will participate.

All participants must be current members of AFP Chicago. Click here for qualifications

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
To apply, simply download and complete the application and email it with a copy of your current resume to peer-mentoring@afpchicago.org.

Protege Application

Mentor Application

Key Dates & Contacts

Spring 2018 Class 
Application Deadline - Friday, February 23, 2018
Kick Off - Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:15am - 10:00am - (Location: TBA) 

Fall 2018 Class 
Application Deadline - Friday, September 28, 2018
Kick Off - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:15am - 10:00am - (Location: TBA)


For more information about this program, please contact:

  • Peer Mentoring Committee Chair Sherre Jennings Cullen at (312) 445-2760
  • Vice Chair Melanie Dykstra at (708) 524-6291

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