F. Duke Haddad

F. Duke Haddad

Duke has extensive experience as a nonprofit practitioner, author, educator and consultant. He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the last 10 years and has had the CFRE designation for the last 26 years. He has also been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for over 35 years.

He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in education administration, master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.

He is currently executive director of development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division plus Adjunct Professor for Olivet Nazarene University. Contact Duke at dhaddad324@gmail.com or 317-224-1029. 

Notable Examples of Philanthropy

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Take Stock in Promoting Stock Gifts This Year!

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It’s Year-End... Time to Step It Up!

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You Must Listen Well to Succeed in the Nonprofit Sector

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Why Your Capital Campaign May Be Failing

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Professional Reflections From My Birthday

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The Importance of Nonprofit Time Management

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What We Can Learn From a Color Wheel

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