Mentorship Program

Another benefit to your AFP membership…

Mentoring Program Launched November 2015!

If you are new to the fundraising profession or a seasoned professional, you might consider joining our Mentorship Program!

What is the Mentoring Program?

The goal of the mentoring program is to provide a structured personal development opportunity for new fundraisers by linking them with a seasoned fundraising professional within the Windsor area.

To qualify as a Mentee you must be:

  • A member in good standing of the AFP Canada South Chapter;
  • A professional with less than three years of fundraising experience;
  • Willing to commit to a one-year participation in the program;
  • Willing to commit an hour per month to communicate with your mentor;
  • Willing to commit to an evaluation of the program at the six month and year end point of the program;
  • Respect the guidelines of the program; and
  • Respect the confidentiality of the relationship with your mentor.

To qualify as a Mentor you must be:

  • A member in good standing of the AFP Canada South Chapter;
  • A senior professional with a minimum of six years of fundraising experience;
  • Willing to commit to a one-year participation in the program;
  • Willing to commit an hour per month to communicate with your mentee;
  • Willing to commit to an evaluation of the program at the six month and year end point of the program;
  • Respect the guidelines of the program; and
  • Respect the confidentiality of the relationship with your mentee.

When is the deadline to apply?

While we take applications at any time, we cannot guarantee a match right away. We will however do our best to match you with someone as soon as possible.

What if I’m unable to complete the program?

We understand that situations change. If for some reason you and/or your mentor/mentee decide to dissolve the relationship, you will be expected to inform the Mentoring Committee chair within thirty (30) days and take part in an exit interview.

Is there a cost to participate in the program?

Absolutely not. However you do have to qualify and there is a time commitment!

Can I take part in the program more than once?

  • For mentee’s it will depend on whether you qualify; and
  • For mentors, of course!

Click here to submit a mentor application.
Click here to submit a mentee application.


Become an AFP member through this mentorship program:

$400,000 has been invested in AFP Ontario for the Diversity and Inclusive Giving Fellowship Program. If you are interested in the fundraising profession and have 7 years or less you can take advantage of this program, check out the details www.afpinclusivegiving.ca

  • Complimentary 1 year membership from AFP
  • Full scholarships to 5 AFP professional development and education opportunities, including the Fundraising Day conference and 3-day fundraising Congress, Fundamentals of Fundraising and two webinars.
  • One-on-one senior level mentorship
  • Opportunity to develop organizational policies and practices on diversity and inclusion
  • Support from Program Manager throughout the Fellowship
  •  Certificate of Inclusive Leadership from AFP upon completion of the program

The goal of this program is to build a pipeline of fundraising leaders that reflect the diversity of our communities. The application process is now closed for the 2015/2016 cohort. We will be accepting another 35 Fellows for the 2016/2017 cohort. Please continue to check our website. We will announce the new application process details in the Winter of 2016.


Our two scholars in Windsor are Uma Venkataramaiah and Hope Lovell!