March 1, 2014
Mentee Jo Ann
Carpenter & Mentor Vondea Sheaffer
Fairhurst & Mentor Amy Wong
Hupp MPA & Mentor Barb Greene
Hemsworth & Mentor Laura Fink
Murray & Mentor Larry Becker CFRE
O’Connell & Mentor Mella Castner
Mentee Kara Whaley
& Mentor Bonnie Lass Wojno
Mentee Amy Glosh &
Mentor Jacquie Skrzypiec
Dear AFP Member:
Ongoing education is an
important part of any profession. For those of us who work in
fundraising, it is even more important to keep pace with the rapid
changes in our field.
The North Central Chapter of the Association of Fundraising
Professionals is committed to providing its members with as many
learning opportunities as possible to assist them in the important work
for the nonprofits they serve. One of those opportunities is our
Now in it is fourth year, the mentoring program matches
knowledgeable, well-rounded mentors with individuals who are relatively
new to our field or are interested in learning more about a particular
area in fundraising. These one-on-one matches provide opportunities for
focused discussions, problem solving and even sharing the trials and
tribulations of working in this dynamic (yet sometimes challenging)
To participate in the program, mentees:
- Must be AFP members. Not a member? Find out more about
joining AFP here.
- Should have a minimum of one year of development experience.
(Volunteer fundraising counts.)
- Need to commit one-year to working with your mentor. This
commitment generally includes at least four face-to-face meetings,
quarterly phone calls, and emails.
Mentors and Mentees will be matched by the committee to best serve
the development aspects identified by the Mentees. The mentoring program
will be monitored by the mentoring committee and modifications will be
made as needed throughout the year.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2014 mentoring
program. Mentors/mentees from 2013 who wish to participate again
in 2014 should submit a new application. Information and mentor
program applications may be found in the links to the right.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Wong at
We look forward to your participation in this important project.
AFPNCOH Mentoring Project