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What the Association of Fundraising Professionals Means to Me

Career Development: Your Fundraising Career
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If anyone decides to make a career out of the fundraising profession, they will quickly realize they need the AFP for career development. We are in a relationship business and need to connect with fellow peers in many ways for a variety of reasons. For the price of membership, you receive an amazing number of benefits; the greatest of which is connectivity with fellow members at all ranges of the career spectrum. I am proud of my long-term association with the AFP. The organization means a great deal to me, and I hope at the end of my career I have represented it well.

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Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, has extensive experience as a nonprofit practitioner, author, educator and consultant. He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the last 10 years and has had the CFRE designation for the last 26 years. He has also been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for over 35 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 done post graduate work at the University of Louisville. He is currently executive director of development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division plus Adjunct Professor for Olivet Nazarene University. Contact Duke at or 317-224-1029. 

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