Mentoring Program

AFP Charlotte's Mentoring Program is an excellent resource for new and experienced development professionals that enhances and broadens the professional's knowledge, skills set and success in the field of philanthropy.  (The mentoring program is closed for 2017.)

The goal of the program is to develop future leadership within the field of philanthropy, within the Charlotte Chapter and to enhance Mentor/Mentee professional achievement level. 


  1. To strengthen the skills of the Mentee and support professional and career development by identifying and working on specific areas of her or his skills. 
  2. To enhance the professional abilities of the Mentors through their efforts in guiding, sharing, and coaching. 
  3. To foster collegial relationships between seasoned development professionals and those new to the field. 
  4. To provide mid-level professionals with the opportunity to expand their skill set to new areas of development and leadership.


Key Roles in the Partnership

AFP Charlotte



AFP Charlotte will provide to our membership an effective mentoring partnership that will improve the knowledge and skill level of each of our members in the field of philanthropy. We will periodically call to check your progress and will plan skill sessions and program socials as appropriate.

The mentor will provide time, commitment, skills, experience, knowledge and wisdom to a rising professional development officer.

The mentee will provide time, commitment, skills, experience, knowledge and wisdom to become a rising professional development officer.


Categories for Mentor/Mentee

Mentors and Mentees must be members of AFP Charlotte and be working as a professional development officer at the time of application.



(2+ years of fundraising experience)

(5 + years of fundraising experience)


Participating Mentors receive 10 points towards the professional service category of the CFRE certification or CFRE recertification.




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