Make a difference, mentor a colleague

Advancement Northwest Mentorship: Community, Collaboration, and Engagement.

Are you looking for someone with whom you can brainstorm new ideas? Do you want to be a part of a thriving nonprofit community?  Do you want to share your skills with newer development officers?  Then you should be a part of Advancement Northwest’s Mentoring Program!

Advancement Northwest Mentoring Program’s mission is to create and cultivate a thriving nonprofit community and foster new leaders through rich and meaningful relationships.

Program Highlights:

  • Creates a mutually beneficial mentor program for both mentors and protégés
  • Builds a stronger fundraising community in the Northwest
  • Fosters AFP ethics and incorporates AFP programs and services
  • Provides tips, guidance, and structure for mentor relationships to thrive

AFP Advancement Northwest mentors guide protégés (mentees) by:

  • Providing one-on-one guidance via in-person, telephone or e-mail meetings monthly
  • Being a good listener and sharing positive reactions and constructive criticism
  • Providing resources and guidance for training and development opportunities
  • Encouraging protégé's participation within the professional community
  • Creating a relationship that can be both personally and professionally rewarding

Mentor Qualifications

  • A current member of Advancement Northwest
  • At least seven years of experience as a fundraiser
  • Embraces and upholds the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
  • Has the time, ability and availability to support a protégé effectively

To become a Mentor, please complete this online survey.


Protégés benefit from Advancement Northwest mentors though:

  • Meeting one-on-one with mentor via in-person, telephone or e-mail contact monthly
  • Identifying goals and communicating them as clearly as possible to mentor
  • Gaining new perspectives, suggestions and development opportunities from mentor
  • Participating in AFP mentor-protégé networking and educational events
  • Broadening your professional networks within the field
  • Making a lifelong friend!

Protégé Qualifications

  • A current member of Advancement Northwest
  • New to the fundraising profession, little fundraising experience, or pursuing a career change
  • Embraces and upholds the AFP Code of Ethical Principals and Standards
  • Has the time, ability and availability to commit to a year-long mentorship

Time Commitment

Advancement Northwest protégés commit to a twelve-month mentor relationship, with the goal of connecting monthly with a mentor via in-person, telephone or e-mail meetings.

To become a protégé, please complete this online survey.

If you have questions or need more information please contact: Shamra Clark or B. Michelle Johnson