Mentorship Program

What is the AFP-NYC Mentorship Program? AFP-NYC encourages and facilitates mentoring that strengthens 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. The AFP-NYC Mentorship program will match development professionals with a seasoned practitioner for a peer-to-peer program.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 Fall Cohort through June 21, 2024.

CLICK HERE for additional information and to apply for the program.

Program Benefits

Want to know more about our Mentors and Mentees? 

Click Here to Meet the 2024 Winter-Spring Cohort!

Thank you to our Mentors and Mentees for drafting past articles in Fundraising Matters.
Check out their content here.

Mentorship Committee
Robin Merle, CFRE, President, Robin Merle Associates, LLC
Susan Shapiro, President, Shapiro Associates
Committee Members
Elana Cohen, Manager, Leadership Giving, Food Bank for New York City
Nichole Guerra, Director of Philanthropic Parternships, New York Legal Assistance Group
Pazit Levitan, Founder, The Path to Impact
Hannah Moore, Chief Development Officer, The Jewish Board
David Smith, Founder, David Smith Consulting
Kirkley Strand, Vice President of Development, New York Foundling
Brenda Turner, Founder and Lead Consultant, Woodruff Arts Center


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