Submission Guidelines

We are now accepting articles for the spring 2022 AHP Healthcare Philanthropy journal! Members and non-members can submit articles for consideration. Read below for deadlines and submission guidelines.

The AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal is published twice a year online. AHP Members get free access and can view their copy by logging into their AHP account.

Have a great idea for an article? Write one! Share your knowledge with the community and submit an article for the spring 2021 journal by March 18th, 2022. The membership wants to hear from you about your success with those “up-at-night” issues—and find takeaways to benefit their team. Keep reading to learn more about the article submission process. If at any point you have a question, don't hesitate to reach out to the AHP Marketing Team at

Submission Guidelines

What's Required

All submissions must be original. Previously published materials (including materials posted on websites) or those under consideration by another publication will not be accepted. Association membership is not a prerequisite for submission. Co-authorship is permitted.

Articles MUST be formatted in a Word Doc. AHP uses the AP style guide, so please format your article in that style. In addition, your document must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, and have:

  • A title
  • Author first and last name(s) and credentials
  • Author bio(s) including current title(s) and institution/foundation name(s)
  • Citations as endnotes in Chicago style

Include any photos or charts you'd like to be used for your article within the document you're submitting. Please be sure the images are in hi-res PNG format. By submitting a chart or image, you are saying you have permission to use them for your article. If you do not include any images, or AHP for some reason cannot use the images you provided, AHP reserves the right to choose a different image. 

Submit your article as an email attachment to communications@ahp.orgIn the body of your email, please include your name and contact information.

What's Accepted

Submissions with original research and examples from multiple case studies are strongly encouraged.

First-person accounts of a fundraising success story is also accepted, as long as the article is well-documented and shows quantifiable data for the activity or campaign story. For example, articles on fundraising activities should cite the Cost-Per-Dollar raised, percentage changes, quotes and titles of those individuals quoted, etc.

Scholarly and academic articles are encouraged, but they must be adapted for general interest readership. For example, a Masters' Thesis will not be accepted, but an article based on findings from a Masters' Thesis is welcome.

What's Not Accepted

Articles cannot endorse or promote specific vendors or product names. Instead, you may make references using descriptive terminology; for example, “data mining software.” Exceptions are products that have become generally accepted as industry terms, such as “Moves Management.” The Journal reserves the right to reject submissions that are focused primarily or exclusively on commercial promotion of a product or service. If you are interested in sponsoring a post or purchasing an advertorial, please contact Michelle Gilbert, Business Development Manager, at

Message from the Journal Council Chair

Want to learn more about how to submit an article? Or are you unsure you can? We encourage you to listen to our Journal Council Chair, Bob Nolan, talk through the Journal submission process, the resources available to you, and why it's so important for the healthcare philanthropy profession that we share each other's experiences. 


How does the AHP Journal Council evaluate articles submitted?

The Journal Council evaluates each article submitted based on these three categories: 1) Relevance to the healthcare philanthropy profession and industry, 2) Interest to the readership in terms of engaging storytelling/explanations, and 3) High quality of writing.

What happens if I don't fulfill all the requirements?

Submissions that don't meet the guidelines will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the AHP Journal Advisory Council Chair before being sent to the Advisory Council for review. 

Would I receive monetary compensation or reimbursement for my article?

Authors receive no remuneration or reimbursement for the expense of preparing articles. However, articles published in AHP's Healthcare Philanthropy Journal by individual or institutional association members become eligible for an annual award decided by the AHP Journal Advisory Council; receipt of the award is not guaranteed.

Can I republish my article somewhere else?

If your article is accepted, it becomes the permanent property of AHP. They may, however, be republished after they have been published in the AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal and permission is granted by AHP to allow for that article to be republished. Permission can be requested by emailing As a requirement for republishing, the republished article must note that the article was first published by AHP with a link back to the AHP website.

If my article is accepted, what happens next?

We'll then edit articles to fit available editorial space, and review for grammar and APA style. Your article should be ready to be published when you submit it. The Journal Council will send any edits to the author(s) for review before it is published. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by AHP editors and approved by the authors.

If you have any other questions, or are ready to submit an article, just send us an email! 

Email AHP Communications

Submit Your Article for Spring 2022 Before March 18th

Submission Topic Ideas

AHP Healthcare Philanthropy journal seeks articles on all aspects of healthcare development and philanthropy. Consider writing topics on the following:

  • Current events, economic, or political effects on fundraising
  • Crisis fundraising tactics
  • Grateful patient success stories
  • Fundraising programs
  • Volunteer and board management
  • Donor and clinician relations
  • Leveraging technology to improve fundraising
  • Organizational strategies

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.