Join the AFP — and Get Off the Bench!
I recently attended a luncheon sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. I was amazed, as I only knew about 20 percent of the group in attendance. I did not view that as a bad thing. In fact, I looked at that statistic as an indication of an organization growing and changing. I laughed to myself and thought that 15 years ago, I was president of the chapter and served on the board for many years and knew 90 percent of the members personally. In fact, I was also very involved with the Southwest Ohio Chapter of AFP when I worked in Dayton for a time. My role in Ohio was focused on creating a new mentoring program.
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.