Mentorship

APRA Rocky Mountains Mentorship Program

The goal of the mentoring program is to provide members with the opportunity to partner with experienced development professionals who can offer support, guidance and assistance with development-related strategies and resources.

The mentoring program will make every effort to match individuals with a mentor from a similar organization who is experienced in the area(s) of need and within the same geographic proximity (if possible). Please fill out our mentor matching Survey and contact our Professional Development Director, Chelsea O?Neil at Chelsea.ONeil@cu.edu to sign up.

The mentorship program is for members who are:
– New to a prospect development field, such as prospect research, prospect management or data analytics
– Looking to move into a new development field or add additional new responsibilities to your position
– New to the Colorado nonprofit field
– Moving from a big shop to a small shop (and vice versa)
– Interested in connecting with other people in your field

Commitment and Expectations:
This is a 6-month commitment to check in with your partner at least once a month via phone call or in person.

Mentor Guidelines
– APRA RM member
– Currently employed in prospect development position for at least two years
– Must adhere to APRA?s Statement of Ethics
– Willing to make a six month commitment to their mentee
– Be a guide and sounding board to your mentee
– Be open and honest with your mentee
– Initiate and schedule first meeting

Mentee Guidelines
– APRA RM member
– Currently employed in a prospect development field
– Must adhere to APRA?s Statement of Ethics
– Willing to make a six month commitment to their mentor
– Ask questions and be honest with your mentor
– Be open and willing to try new ideas

Benefits to mentorship
– Networking opportunities within the prospect development community
– Invest in yourself and your local fundraising field
– Develop new skills and learn new ideas, concepts and perspectives
– Achieve new professional goals