AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal

Write for the Journal!

Have an idea that would make a great article? We'd love to have you contribute to the Healthcare Philanthropy Journal! The deadline for submitting an article to be considered for the Spring 2021 issue is Friday, April 2nd, 2021. Learn more about how you can submit your article to the Journal.


The AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal is a peer-reviewed publication aimed for healthcare philanthropy professionals worldwide, covering important and trending topics in the philanthropy profession and industry.

It's published twice a year for its members. Usually, the Journal is mailed in the Spring and Fall; however, for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 issues, the Journal will be published solely on the AHP website, but accessible to all members through their AHP.org account.

Winter 2021 Issue Overview


Facing COVID-19: Converting A Night of Heroes to a Virtual Success in Six Weeks

By Kevin Neal, Kate Fassett, and Lisa Hartsock

A Night of Heroes is a core event for the Valleywise Health Foundation, highlighting incredible patient stories of resilience and survival. But then, COVID-19 changed everything. (Page 18)


Roadblocks in Philanthropy Communications

By Bonnie Jess Lopane, CFRE, Amy Lewis, Nicole Minardi, and Allison Bucher

Giving Tuesday is a unique fundraising initiative driven by marketing rather than development. For both the marketing and development teams, this could create uneasiness. Here is how we addressed it. (Page 30)

Accurately Calculating Donor Retention

By Stuart M. Manewith

Ensure accuracy and consistency when you calculate donor retention rate by establishing solid baselines and following one basic formula. (Page 43)

The Next Generation of Analytics: The Quantification and Analysis of Donor Engagement

By Betsy Rigby and Alex Oftelie

Does the donor who looks connected actually feel connected? Should we consider everyone who is not philanthropically engaged today to be poor prospects for the future as well? (Page 48)

Also in this issue:

A Major Boost to the Important Work of Fundraising during COVID-19

11 Ways A Rural Hospital Transforms Community Perceptions to Exceed Campaign Goals

Giving History is Repeating Itself––Again

Nine Quick Communication Tips that Always Apply—Pandemic or Not (Sponsor Showcase by Graham-Pelton)

When a Donor Comes to You, Be Ready

How Parkview Foundation Pivoted, and Succeeded, in Online Auction Fundraising

Trusting the Fundamentals of Fundraising During a Period of Disruption

The AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal is included in your AHP membership. Log into your account to read the full issue online.

AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal

Write for the Journal!

We'd love for you to submit an article about your organization's fundraising experience and share it with the rest of the AHP Members. Visit the Submission Guidelines page for more info!

2020 AHP Journal Award Winner

Matt Miller Headshot
Congratulations to Matt Miller, CFRE, CSPG for winning the AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Award for his article, "The Power of Blended Gifts in the Second Golden Age of Philanthropy," featured in the Spring 2020 issue.

Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Award


Sponsored by Brakeley Briscoe Inc., the Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Award recognizes the people who have given their time to improve the profession by writing articles for the journal. The winner is selected by the AHP Journal Advisory Council from the spring and fall issues of each year and is recognized at the annual AHP International Conference. 

Forward Thinking Article

ForwardThinkingLogoBe sure to check out AHP's Forward Thinking article series in the Healthcare Philanthropy journal. It features timely topics that promote and advance the profession.

Sponsor Media Kit

To learn more about how your company would benefit by advertising in the AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal, contact Devin Barnes, Business Development Manager, at 703-538-3150.