Mentoring Program

Veteran Advice -- Focused on You


Do you wish you had someone in fundraising who you could consult with when you have questions? Do you have experience in our industry that you are willing to share?

Then consider being a part of AFP Southeastern Wisconsin's Mentorship program!  Each year, we look for both Mentors and Mentees to be a part of this career enriching experience and one of our most valuable benefits.



The time commitment and expectations of being a Mentor/Mentee are minimal, but what we learn from each other is invaluable. We suggest you try to meet or at least chat by phone once per quarter. Conversation topics are completely up to the Mentor/Mentee, but suggestions will be given if needed. Our expectation is that the Mentee will be in charge of scheduling the face-to-face meetings or phone conversations with the Mentor.



While the specific dates will vary each year, applications for both Mentors & Mentees will be due each spring. The one-year mentorship match will kick off with an informal introductory meet and greet where pairs will all meet, get a chance to know each other, and have some fun, too!




  • Must be an AFP member
  • One-year commitment to meet with your Mentee in person or via telephone quarterly 


  • Open to all!  If you are not an AFP member, there is a $60 fee to participate in the program. This is equivalent to our local chapter portion of AFP membership dues. However, if you become an AFP member by the end of the year, we'll refund the $60 OR provide equivalent credits to attend our regular education sessions.
  • One-year commitment to meet with your Mentor in person or via telephone quarterly.



The 2024 application deadline is March 15, 2024.

Mentor Application

Mentee Application

 Non-member Mentees: Pay the $60 non-member program fee.

Mentoring questions can be directed to Amy Blumenthal at or Becca Surges at



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