Checking In On The AFP-NYC Mentorship Program
Chapter Leadership Brief 3.25.2022
Hello to my fellow AFP-NYC chapter members!
When I was asked by our chapter to draft a Leadership Brief to our members, I knew that I had to sing the praises of our 2021 Mentorship Cohort.
After a year of behind-the-scenes work
, the AFP-NYC mentorship program
launched with a stellar group of participants in January 2021. It was a pleasure to facilitate the growth of our cohort through establishing connections that strengthen our sector by educating development professionals and nonprofit leaders in best practices in fundraising and applying the high standards of the AFP Code of Ethics.
Throughout the year, the 2021 cohort achieved many great accomplishments. They studied for their CFRE exam
(a third-party certification that assesses fundraising competence), read industry specific books together, hosted sessions at Philanthrocon, and grew into a community of professionals working towards the betterment of our sector. I'd also like to thank our mentors and mentees for drafting Fundraising Matters articles. Check out their content here
. The 2021 inaugural cohort set a high bar and I know our 2022 cohort will be up to the challenge.
So welcome to our 2022 AFP-NYC Mentorship Cohort
! I am looking forward to learning from each of you and can’t wait to share your talents with our members this year. And to our members, keep an eye on your inbox as the Mentorship Committee will also be creating opportunities for our general membership base to seek mentoring opportunities at events throughout the year.
Thank you, again, to all of the folks behind the scenes working to ensure our industry is comprised of talented and ethical professionals.
AFP-NYC Board Member & Mentorship Chair
AFP Global Board Member
Associate Director, Development Operations, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Juliana M. Weissbein, CFRE
(2022 AFP-NYC Mentorship Cohort at their program kick-off event)