Engage in Mentoring

Welcome! The GPA Mentor Match program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. Learn more about the GPA Mentoring Program on the GPA Website.
This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect and share experiences with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world. You can apply to the GPA Mentor Match program in four simple steps: 

1. START

Complete your GrantZone profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand on your bio and import your education and job history information from LinkedIn. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Profile complete? Return back to this page and move on to step 2. 

2. ENROLL

Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Sign up: 

  •   Enroll as a Mentor
  •   Enroll as a Mentee

Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: area of mentoring focus, experience, focus of organization, and communication preferences. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match. Keep in mind in order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program. 

3. SEARCH

Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include: 

  •   Federal or Foundation Grants
  •   GPC Certification
  •   Job Search/Resume

Plus much more!

4. CONNECT

Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-3 and are now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or multiple searches. If you're unsure of the search criteria, select "Search for ALL of the selected values." The Mentor Program Directory will do the work for you and populate the results. 

Next click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the Mentor Match badge, which when clicked will allow you to request a connection. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results. 

Once you have matched with your mentor/mentee, use the features of the GPA Mentor Match to:

  •   Track your mentoring relationships
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Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
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Search for helpful mentoring resources