AHP Healthcare Philanthropy 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.

Spring 2020 Issue Overview

 Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Spring 2020 Cover

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)

The AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal is included in your AHP membership. Log into the Huddle to read this 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.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Learn more about how your company would benefit by being part of the AHP Industry Partners circle, and advertising in the AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal. Start by reviewing the AHP 2020 Media Kit (Abridged) to learn about our advertising opportunities, and schedule a call with Devin Barnes, Business Development Manager, at 703-538-3150.