It's Not About the Medals
As your career continues, your personal book of grace and humility will grow. You will gain satisfaction watching others perform through your efforts from the wings of the stage.
All of us share a unique profession. We work every day to build communities knowing it is never about personal rewards or medals. It is about people and making a difference for one person at a time.
Have you ever thought about the satisfying feeling of finishing last in a race? As we age, we seek to enjoy the trip as much as reaching the destination. Medals are worn on the outside. It is what is inside that truly counts in life.
F. Duke Haddad, EdD, CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, he is also president of Duke Haddad and Associates, LLC, and freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the past 13 years.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration, master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.