Introductory Mentoring Program

This free program allows beginning fundraisers and those interested in learning more about the field to learn from experienced professionals. Each session is taught by a development professional who has expertise in their subject area. At the end of the seven class sessions, those students who have attended at least five of the seven sessions will be matched with an experienced fundraiser who will serve as their mentor.

This program has introduced and mentored numerous local nonprofit professionals about this fun and rewarding work.  Examples include Dress for Success QC Executive Director Regina Haddock and A Book by Me Executive Director Deb Bowen.

Questions? To learn more or to register please contact Sue Rector at or 309-794-7477.

Class schedule coming soon!

Advanced Courses

Advanced Mentoring classes explore a particular aspect of advancement work in more depth than the introductory program. Designed for those who have completed the introductory program or who have more than 2 years of advancement experiences, these classes generally meet for 90 minutes, every other week, for 3-4 sessions. Taught by experienced Quad Cities professionals, expect homework, discussions and lots of hands-on experiences in the class topic. 

Most classes cost $25 for AFP members/$45 for nonmembers. (Grant writing costs $50 for AFP members/$90 for nonmembers.)  Scholarships are available. Exact times, dates, and locations vary depending on the class.

Questions? Contact Linda Wastyn, at or (563) 210-1321.

Select your course below and register.