Is Nonprofit Fundraising Underdeveloped?
As a proud 33-year member of AFP and former president of the Indiana Chapter of AFP, I encourage my peers to join AFP and obtain a CFRE designation. By becoming a member, you can constantly read publications like The Steward. The most important role a fundraising professional can have is one of teacher and mentor. We have no choice but to learn to grow our fundraising programs. You cannot do this alone. Check out the resource center at AFP. They can answer any question you have as we evolve in this dynamic profession. In many ways, nonprofit fundraising is underdeveloped and stuck in unchanging practices. Martha M. Kirkland, executive vice president of AFP, reminds us that it is now spring, a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Let's begin to change the culture of philanthropy in our organization today!
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.