Spring 2020 Issue Overview
AI and the Future of Philanthropy
By Nathan Chappell and James Green
Although artificial intelligence has had tremendous effects on almost every industry, its use in the nonprofit sector has been limited. Embracing this technology can make a substantial impact on health care philanthropy by identifying individuals who are prepared and eager to support institutional priorities. (Page 10)
Finding the Perfect Novice
By Sarah Fawcett-Lee, CFRE and Rachel Fournier, MPA
In an environment where it is difficult to recruit and retain talented major gift officers, the authors look at a new model: hiring the nontraditional candidate. The article is a case study in recruiting to fill this important position. (Page 14)
The Power of Blended Gifts in the Second Golden Age of Philanthropy
By Matt Miller, CFRE, CSPG
Sixty-seven million members of the baby boomer generation are entering their prime philanthropic years and are projected to donate up to $8 trillion over the next two decades. How can philanthropy prepare for the coming era of blended giving? (Page 20)
Connecting Patient Care and Philanthropy
By Lidia Toledo, MSN, MSHCM, RN-BSN, CNS, CPHQ, and Paola Villar Werstler
The patient relations program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has evolved to assist board members and high-level donors. It serves as an example for building a partnership between patient relations and development to create a culture of gratitude. (Page 30)
Be an Influential Storyteller
By Colin Ryan
A message has to be memorable to connect with a listener and make an impression. Learn strategic methods for reframing challenging subjects to engage strangers in open and hopeful conversations. (Page 34)
Four Opportunities to Boost Your Organization to High Performance
By Jasmine Jones
Each year, AHP publishes its Report on Giving to showcase the best performers in the United States and Canada. This year, we also talk to five representatives from those on the list for insights on how to model practices to help elevate the performance of the entire profession. (Page 39)
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