ANA Nonprofit Federation Mentorship Program

The nonprofit community includes some of the greatest minds working on marketing and fundraising results for their organizations. The ANA Nonprofit Federation is proud to offer a newly developed opportunity to connect fundraisers of all levels in a rewarding mentorship program.

Whether you are one of our industry’s rising leaders or a longtime veteran, this program will add significant value to your professional life. In this program, we look to pair individuals that have similar experiences in their careers and are closer in their professional experience than in typical mentorship relationships. We strive for this to be a 360-degree experience where there is value driven from both sides and not just top down.

This program will pair you with a colleague to further develop interests and expertise in the nonprofit fundraising community on topics of interest such as new fundraising methods or issues in meeting program objectives, or simply establishing a new professional friendship that can lead to creative outcomes.

Fill out an application here

Please review the mentorship expectations document.


For more information on this program, please contact Jeremy Ladson at
"The ANA Mentorship program has been a mutually rewarding for myself as well as my mentee. We have been able to share our experiences, discuss the value that we each bring to the industry, and how to become more influential within our organization by focusing on both our strengths and weaknesses. I’ve not only been honored to participate in this process but have now been blessed to have a respected colleague and friend in our industry. This program may be over, but our connection will continue for a lifetime."
-Rachel Thomas
Enterprise Principal Advisor of Digital and Innovation, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Meet Our Mentors

Nick Ellinger

Adrian White Slagle

Matt Oates
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Pauline Mottet


Rachel Thomas
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

DeDi Oxenberg

Renee Brueckner
Association of the Miraculous Medal

"When I think of mentorship I think of a fulfilling relationship from all sides where both individuals can contribute & experience significant value & growth together. What I like about the ANA Mentorship Program is it facilitates that kind of experience for all who are looking to enrich their personal and professional lives."
-Jen Myers Harris
Sr. Channel Campaign Manager, World Vision USA