Fundraising Careers and the Biorhythm State of Mind
If you look at your career and the various jobs you have had, think about the cycles of your biorhythms. This analysis may prepare you for new adventures as you plan your next position, which will most likely occur sooner or later.
My prescription for you is to stay in the best physical condition possible, try to keep your emotions in check and hope you are in a position that intellectually stimulates you each day. I wouldn't be concerned with reviewing a monthly chart of biorhythm cycles to predict the future. I would strive instead to give 100 percent each day as you are a role model for others to emulate. Give it your best shot, for at the end of each day, that is all you can do.
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.