The Importance of Marketing Yourself
While I will always cherish each institutional stop in my career, I will have greater satisfaction in knowing I had a successful 40-plus-year career in philanthropy. Don't ever forget to market yourself. You are your most important product and key to your ultimate institutional success. Finally, no less than 100 percent daily effort will do. People are watching you—and you set your own performance bar.
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, Indiana. Contact Duke at email@example.com or 317-224-1029.