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Duke has extensive experience as a nonprofit practitioner, author, lecturer and consultant. He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the last 11 years. He has been a long-standing member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals where he was previously named the AFP Indiana Chapter Fundraising Executive of the Year and has held the CFRE designation for many 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 completed post graduate work at the University of Louisville.

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

How many of us sit down each day at work to a cup of coffee and review endless lists of potential prospect names? These names could be potential fundraising prospects — or not. You gather prospect information from a variety of sources and get very excited about their potential.

If you have ever played baseball, you would be familiar with the term “cycle.” The cycle is hitting for a single, double, triple and home run. These hits allow the hitter to end up at first base, second base, third base or home plate, respectively.

How is your summer going? Some of us are now taking a large amount of time off and enjoying life. For others, it continues to be the same old grind but a bit more frustrating. It is harder to secure private meetings or group meetings. Everyone is coming or going, and it is hard to settle down.

I have always preached the importance of learning theory and applying it in practice. The first day in my first development position at the University of Louisville, I felt I had neither theory nor practice influencing me.

One of the many activities that I have been asked to perform over the years is board training. Whether it is a governing board or advisory board, every nonprofit board needs structure and guidelines to follow. Recently, I was asked for board advice by a new CEO of a nonprofit.

Individual income tax deduction for charitable giving provides a substantial incentive to give by reducing the economic cost of donating. In 2018, charitable giving by individuals was estimated to reach $299 billion at an annual revenue loss of around $44 billion...

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