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AHP Wrapped: A Year in Review

Olivia Hairfield
Published:  12/21/2022

As a music lover, one of my December highlights is the yearly Spotify Wrapped playlist. For those of you who don’t use the music streaming service, your “Wrapped” playlist is a compilation of the songs you played the most in the past year. Honestly, my playlist is a mixed bag of my favorite songs of all time and the obnoxious hits of the moment. Sometimes I’ll sigh and say, “Why did I have to get that song stuck in my head and play it 30 times in one day?”. More often, I’ll think, “Yes! I forgot about this amazing song.” No matter what, I always appreciate looking back at the soundtrack to my year.

For the final article of 2022, I’m sharing a collection of the 2022 blog posts that mattered most to our members. These cover your interests, best practices, and those issues that keep you up at night. But I promise, unlike the songs on my Spotify Wrapped playlist, these articles are all winners.

Managing the Ask: 4 Rules for Successful Donor Cultivation

Perfecting your donor communication tactics can take years of experience, but Diane Carlson, Chairman of Catapult Fundraising, Inc., says that starting with the "4-Right Rule" can get you off to a great start. Read the article.

Change Your Outlook on the World to Lead More Confidently

This post is adapted from a speech that Jane Adams, President and CEO of Surrey Hospitals Foundation in Surrey, BC, gave to emerging leaders at the Leading Forward workshop during the 2022 AHP Convene Canada conference. Read the article. 

CEO Corner: Retention through Professional Development

Employee retention was one of the most pressing issues our members had to face in 2022. In this article, AHP President and CEO Alice Ayres covers one of the unsung motivators for employee happiness: professional development opportunities. Read the article. 

It’s Time to Step on the Gas toward Greater Health Equity

Health equity was another popular topic, and we predict it’ll continue to be an area for exploration and growth. In this article, you’ll hear from Mary Anne Chern, FAHP, ACFRE, Senior Consultant, Netzel Grigsby Associates, about her 25 years of health equity fundraising at Adventist Health White Memorial. Read the article.

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NEWS  /05/20/22
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NEWS  /04/29/22
If you're new to development, scheduling that first meeting with a donor can be frightening. By following the 4-Right Rule, you can set up for the best possible cultivation meetings.

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Olivia Hairfield
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