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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.

Volunteers are a tremendous resource for charitable nonprofits. Without volunteers, nonprofits would struggle to provide programs, community services and more. Volunteerism in the United States peaked between 2003 and 2005, when approximately 29% of all Americans reported their volunteerism.

We all heard about the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. She devoted her life in service to her people.

An institution’s alumni are a reflection of its past, a representation of its present, and a link to its future. An alumni reunion is a memorable event where attendees can reminisce about the good old days with former classmates. It can also provide tremendous increases in alumni giving to their alma mater.   

Employees are an especially important ingredient to a successful organization. Unfortunately, employers overlook valuable applicants because of age. Reasons employers should employ older workers are their experience, both professionally and personally, reliability with a strong work ethic, and cost-effectiveness.

Nonprofit board members are typically not ready to lead the succession planning. With no succession plan in place, there may be a long gap in leadership before another executive is on board. Nonprofits should manage leadership transitions in advance in case there are unexpected departures.

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