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. 

The Anatomy of a Nonprofit National Conference

The bottom line for you is to get out of the daily grind and attend a nonprofit national conference at least one time each year. Your academic and social batteries will be recharged and you will quickly realize others have the same problems as you. I bet you leave your conference inspired...

A Nonprofit Career: What the ‘NFL’ Means to Me

I have also heard through the years from a few former pro football players that the term NFL means “not for long.” What they mean is players do not typically play a long time in the NFL because of the nature of football...

Philanthropy of a Cruise Line

I am writing this blog post from the Miami International Airport waiting to return to Indianapolis. I have spent the last nine days on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship named “Navigator of the Seas.” My wife and I traveled to Haiti, Bonaire, Curacao and the Bahamas. My personal highlight was to see Aruba...

So, You Want to Be a Nonprofit Organizational Leader?

Years ago, while growing up in West Virginia, I had a dream. My dream was to obtain a doctorate degree. I was focused on the quest to obtain the degree and not on how I would ultimately use the degree. While I was a graduate assistant at the Marshall University Graduate College, I befriended a professor who was completing his doctorate degree...

Nonprofit Mission Possible

I work for Indiana Division of The Salvation Army. The nonprofit mission is as follows: “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination...

Does Religion Influence Philanthropy?

I was in church last Sunday and thought about the act and importance of giving. I feel good when I give and help others. I was curious as to the impact of religion on philanthropy...

Is Your Philanthropic Support Going to the Dogs?

I was recently with a donor who is also an important volunteer to our organization. This donor is an excellent representative for our organization. My boss and I asked him to consider giving his philanthropic support to our upcoming campaign. He mentioned that our organization was at the top of his list of charities to support, but also noted when he passes away he was going to leave funds to the Humane Society for unwanted senior dog care...

Is Your Nonprofit an Excellent Place to Work?

How often do you think about your current job and look back on your nonprofit organizational stops? I suggest you do an analysis on this area, especially if you have many jobs ahead of you. If you spend at least a third of each day at work, I assume you would like to enjoy the daily experience...

What the Association of Fundraising Professionals Means to Me

I was recently home taking a vacation day from work when I received an email from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The email said that my Indiana Chapter membership was renewed until 2019. I was thanked by the organization that serves 33,000 individual fundraisers in more than 250 chapters throughout North America and worldwide...

Is a Nonprofit Career in Your Retirement Plans?

There are plenty of opportunities for older Americans to move into nonprofit careers. Do your homework and talk to many in the field. If you covet relationships, care for others, are mission-oriented and can close gifts, you will thrive in the nonprofit world. Get ready for your encore career adventure...

Aspire to Be Great

In honor of this blog post, I ate a bowl of Frosted Flakes for breakfast today. I saw Tony the Tiger on the cereal cover, and all I could think of was his catchphrase, “They’re grrrrreat!” In any area of expertise, no one should automatically settle to be less than they can be...

Circling the Drain: The Issue of Failing Nonprofits

Several years ago, I left a hospital position in another state to come back “home” to Indiana. I decided, at the encouragement of a colleague, to create my own consulting firm, which I still have today. My first assignment with this firm was to take on a six-month assignment as an interim executive director of a dying nonprofit...