Training: Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network mentoring programme

Working in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers, the Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network successfully launched a mentoring programme in 2017, matching early career fundraisers with senior professionals from the sector.

Applications are now open for both mentors and mentees for the second year of the programme, and we are looking to identify 12 new mentoring pairs through an application and matching process. The programme lasts for one year and both mentors and mentees receive specialist guidance and advice from the Cultural Sector Network and Young Arts Fundraisers along the way.

Mentees need to be in the first six years of their career including up to Manager level; Mentors need to have at least five years’ management experience in a fundraising role and ideally have mentored before. The time commitment for Mentors is one hour per month, and meetings can be held either in person, by telephone or by Skype.

We actively welcome applications for both mentors and mentees from a broad range of backgrounds. In particular we encourage applications from candidates who are the only fundraiser in their organisation, work for a small organisation and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our sector. We are also looking to recruit from all regions of the UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to complement the mentoring.

To apply as a mentee, please contact To apply as a Mentor, please contact

If you have already expressed interest in being a mentee or mentor through the feedback form for the Cultural Sector Network Conference held on 5 March, you will be contacted separately.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 3 April 2018 at 5pm.

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