(Team) Building Blocks
Fundraising success “comes down to people,” says William Moran, founder of The Moran Co., which specializes in nationwide executive searches for fundraising and development staff, executive directors, and other senior nonprofit positions. Different types of fundraising require different types of staff skills. According to Moran, a successful nonprofit staff includes attributes that encompass a regional residence to know the population served; passion for the mission; self-starter tendencies; history of productive fundraising; ability and desire to get out of the office; annual-, major- and planned-gift fundraising experience; listening and promotional skills; ability to work with volunteers; and individuals with collaborative work styles. Employees should be inclined to stay on the job for at least five years!
Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis. He also serves as president of Duke Haddad and Associates LLC and is a freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO since 2008.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration plus a dissertation on donor characteristics. He received a master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis on public administration plus a thesis on annual fund analysis. He secured a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) with an emphasis on marketing/management. He has done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
Duke has received the Fundraising Executive of the Year Award, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. He also was given the Outstanding West Virginian Award, Kentucky Colonel Award and Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the governors of West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, respectively, for his many career contributions in the field of philanthropy. He has maintained a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation for three decades.