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6 Quick Reads for Your Summer Reading List

Samantha Hunter
Published:  06/04/2021
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Thanks to the rollout of the vaccine and a decline in new COVID cases, many people are taking their first vacations in over a year. When I think of summer vacation, the first thing I think about is what I’m going to be reading. 

Read on to see our suggested summer reading list that includes top-performing blog posts from the first-half of 2021. 

January

How Inova Adapted its Gala for Our Virtual World 

2020 was full of virtual events, and from what we’ve seen, they’re here to stay. In this post, read about how the Inova Health Foundation team successfully moved its annual fundraising event entirely online. 

February

CEO Corner: 2021 Healthcare Philanthropy Outlook

2020 was an unusual year across the healthcare industry and healthcare philanthropy was no exception. In this post Alice Ayres, president and CEO of AHP, shares her key predictions for what to expect in 2021.

March

Adapting to Changing Strategic Priorities in Healthcare

In this recap from the Leading Forward 2021 Executive Summit, Michael Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health and Brian Lally, senior vice president and chief development officer, discuss how Northwell Health’s strategic priorities have changed in the past year and how philanthropy can adapt to support the system’s evolving funding needs. 

April

Do Your Homework: Don’t End Up Unhappy in Your Next Fundraising Role

Thinking about your next career move? Read a few tips from Ashley Gatewood, Communications and Marketing Director at CFRE International, on how to do your homework so your next professional adventure delivers what you truly want. 

May

How “Zoom Fatigue” Impacts Your Staff and Donors 

Can everyone see my screen? I think you're on mute. These have become some of our most common phrases used in 2020 and 2021. In this post, you’ll learn about how "Zoom fatigue" has a negative impact on your staff and donors and what you can do to lessen the stress.

June 

Build a Strong Foundation for a Mid-level Donor Program

Are you thinking about establishing a program to engage with mid-level donors? This post explores beginner best practices for setting up a mid-level donor program to ensure its ongoing success. 

 
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Samantha Hunter
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

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