Peer Mentoring Program

Participation in the Peer Mentoring Program is an 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.

Special thanks to our Peer Mentoring Co-Sponsors:

Women in Development Professions

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WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

Participation in AFP Chicago’s Peer Mentoring Program offers you a chance to:

  • Establish a lifelong professional relationship with a protégé or mentor;
  • 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;
  • Access intangible program benefits 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. All participants must be current members of AFP Chicago. Protégés must have between one and five years of professional development experience; mentors must have five or more years of experience. Click here for a full list of qualifications. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

If you have any questions about submitting your application, please send an email to Susan Rapp, [email protected].

For more information about this program, please contact: