Mentorship Program

Definition of a Mentor

According to the Miriam-Webster online dictionary, the traditional definition of a mentor is:

“men•tor noun \ˈmen-ˌtȯr, -tər\ : someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person”

This is only a part of our definition! 

It is our belief that mentorship should not be limited to more experienced or older professionals assisting younger or less experienced professionals.  While this may be one element of the program, we believe mentorship can also be an exchange of information between professionals.  Some examples include:

  1. A long term professional with limited experience in social media may seek out a fairly new professional with much more experience with social media.
  2. Two individuals with similar years of work experience may work in completely different sectors (healthcare, arts, environmental, etc.); however, one may wish to cross over into a different industry and gain further knowledge.

We all have a unique set of skills and experience to be a mentor.  That is why we invite you to join our mentorship program today.  It’s a great way to learn one-on-one from a fundraising professional in the Golden Horseshoe area that has the knowledge you’re looking for.

We are also flexible about how the mentorship partnership works! We think you can gain a lot from a great conversation over coffee, or a phone call and email exchange over a few months. Please let us know what kind of mentorship partnership you are looking for. You don’t have to commit long-term to participate with us!

Sign up today to learn from others or to share your experiences. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yes, I would like to learn from the experiences of others! (Link to Mentee Application Form)

Yes, I would like to share my experiences with others! (Link to Mentor Application Form)

Sign up for one or both!  Just be sure to send your forms to our Mentorship Team at so we can connect you with the best possible match.

If you prefer “group mentorship”, we are on the case!


*All participants must be current members of AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter.