Hello Colleagues. I am writing to introduce myself. I just joined Excela Health in central Westmoreland County in western Pennsylvania as Vice President and Chief Development Officer. The Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation and the Westmoreland/Frick Foundation serve our system. I am transitioning from a career in higher education development which included 19 years at the University of Pittsburgh, 6 years at Carnegie Mellon and 5 years at Saint Vincent College. Excela provides health care in the communities where I grew up and was educated. It is just great to come home and have a chance to make an impact. I look forward to learning from you and I know that I will rely on this group to help me with the transition.
------------------------------Albert NovakChief Dev OfcrExcela HealthWestmoreland / Frick Hosp FdnLatrobe Area Hospital Charitable Fdn(724) 832-4146------------------------------
I am new to the AHP community. Does anyone have any beginner tips they would like to share on fund raising?
Congratulations Al on your new opportunity and welcome to AHP. I have been active in AHP since 1997. It is a great organization with amazing members. Like anything we do, I have found the more I put into AHP the more I get out of it. I would encourage you to attend the International Conference, you will meet a lot of great people. We wish you all the best and let me know if I can be of any help! Take Care.
Welcome to the world of healthcare philanthropy! There are some key differences between higher ed fundraising and healthcare--and this forum is a great resource to ask those key questions as you make the transitions. For me the key pieces/differences in medicine is around grateful patient fundraising, the hipaa rules and regs, and the motivations of prospects & donors. Also, from a major gifts standpoint, often the time from point of contact to closing major gifts can be fast--not always, but can be. So that rule of growing donors from lower-levels of the donor pyramid up (to major gifts) may or may not apply in medical philanthropy--there are cases where the first gift is a major gift, motivated by a medical experience.
Welcome Mr. Novak. I also came over to healthcare from higher education. I was the Director of Advancement Services for 14 years at California State University, Fresno before I came over to healthcare. I now work as the Foundation Manager at Community Medical Centers in Fresno, CA.
If I can be of help with anything feel free to contact me directly or on the forums. Welcome to AHP as well.
Welcome Al. While there are certainly observable differences between higher ed and health care philanthropy, you'll find that your experience will serve you well in the transition. I serve clients in both sectors and have seen successful transitions. Colleagues in this forum are generous and knowledgeable. All the best to you.
Welcome to the AHP family!
Hi all! My name is Jim Green (LinkedIn Profile). I have recently transitioned into Helathcare fundraisign from an International NGO and prior to that at United Way. Any tips/warnings you have for a newbie?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
This biggest difference (particularly in conjunction with a Capital Campaign) is discovering the importance of "naming" as a donor recognition for lead & major gifts. Some good discussion threads are archived on the site for this topic.
Good luck…I'm a newbie to healthcare as well…thus, interested in hearing other responses.
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Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District
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Welcome to one of the most rewarding fundraising experiences you'll ever have. I've been in Church, Olympic sport, YMCA and many other non-profit fundraising – none provide the joy and satisfaction like healthcare. As long as you listen and help your donors realize their dreams and wishes, you will be successful.
Please feel free to call and reach out on specific questions!
Glad to have you on board – bring fresh ideas from other arenas is always beneficial.
John B. Donovan
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Welcome to the wonderful world of health care philanthropy. AHP is a great resource for anyone in the field, brand new or very experienced.
I have been in health care philanthropy for 33 years and find that it is different in some ways than philanthropy in other fields. If you like, I can send you some slides from a couple of workshops I have led on those differences.
Welcome to AHP & healthcare philanthropy. I'm copying/pasting same info I provided to Al Novak a few weeks ago, which hopefully will help frame unique aspects of medical fundraising:
There are some key differences with fundraising in healthcare--and this forum is a great resource to ask those key questions as you make the transitions. For me the key pieces/differences in medicine is around grateful patient fundraising, the hipaa rules and regs, and the motivations of prospects & donors. Also, from a major gifts standpoint, often the time from point of contact to closing major gifts can be fast--not always, but can be. So that rule of growing donors from lower-levels of the donor pyramid up (to major gifts) may or may not apply in medical philanthropy--there are cases where the first gift is a major gift, motivated by a medical experience.
Hope this helps.
Greetings to you all and Happy Holidays--my name is Jason Hawthorne Petty and a week ago I joined the team here at AHP in the newly created position, Business Development Manager! I am looking forward to getting to know you all and making 2017 a great year here at AHP for our Affiliates, Staff, Vendors and much, much more. Take care, JHP
------------------------------Jason Hawthorne PettyManager, Business DevelopmentAssociation for Healthcare PhilanthropyFalls Church VA(703) 538-3155
------------------------------Cecily ClemonsPhilanthropy OfficerProv. St. Peter Fdn/Prov. Health Care FdnOlympia and Centralia, WAcecily.email@example.comOriginal Message:Sent: 09-23-2016 04:40 PMFrom: James GreenSubject: Introducing Myself
------------------------------James Green, MBA, CFRERegional VPMercy Health FdnOklahoma City OK(405) 486-8773Original Message:Sent: 09-16-2016 10:06 AMFrom: Maria HalliburtonSubject: Introducing Myself
------------------------------Maria HalliburtonFdn DirJohnston Health FoundationSmithfield NC(919) 938-7169Original Message:Sent: 09-09-2016 01:12 PMFrom: Albert NovakSubject: Introducing Myself
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Greetings to you all and Happy Holidays--my name is Jason Hawthorne Petty and a week ago I joined the team here at AHP in the newly created possition, Business Development Manager! I am looking forward to getting to know you all and making 2017 a great year here at AHP for our Affliates, Staff, Vendors and much, much more. Take care, JHP
Welcome Mr. Novak,
I too began my transition over to healthcare from Higher Education. I spent 15 years in Higher Education Fundraising all of which was at SIUC. It is a big transition.
I have found this group to be very helpful -
Hi Christiana - great to have you here, and welcome to AHP!There are a ton of really helpful resources re: Grateful Patient programs on the Huddle.
This recent discussion thread might be of assistance, although I'd also consider typing "Grateful Patient" into the search bar and browse the many other discussions on this topic. If you'd like to filter out discussions, and only look at documents (like program samples, marketing collateral, whitepapers, presentations, etc.), you can customize your search on the left side of the screen, and limit to library entries: If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask or start a specific discussion thread. The AHP member community is incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful. Have a great day!Lindsay
Hello from Canada's North. I live in Yellowknife Capital of the Northwest Territories. The Northwest Territories is a territory of Canada. At a land area of approximately 1,144,000 ..... As of 2016 there are 33 official communities in the NWT. These range in size from Yellowknife with a population of approx. 20 thousands to Kakisa with 45 people.Yellowknife was the build by gold mining today Yellowknife is the Diamond Capital of North AmericaI was the Executive DIrector of the Foundation from 2001 to 2011, tried other ventures and decided to come back last fall. When I am not managing the Hospital Foundation I can be found at City Hall working at my second passion as a City Councillor.I moved North from Montreal, Quebec 25 years ago for a two year avdenture; the North is my home.SincerelyLinda
Tammy,There's also AAMC's GIA (group on institutional advancement) that has annual national conferences. I went once years ago (when I was working in academic medicine) and found it to be really good. But in retrospect, unless you are in academic medicine, there may be differences that don't apply...there are some key differences between community hosptial arena and academic...I love them both for totally different reasons. But it is a resource (the one I went to had some good sessions on grateful patient fundraising for example).Hope this helps.
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Greetings from Richmond, VA! I joined Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation in October 2016 and have been enjoying my role as Chief of Staff to our CEO.
Prior to my time at Bon Secours I have worked in a variety of fundraising positions within healthcare and higher education.
I look forward to getting to know this group and benefit from your collective professional experiences!Stephanie
Hi! My name is Electa Waddell and I started as the Marketing/Foundation Director for Hendry Regional Medical Center on April 17th. Previously I served as the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator with the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners and was also a former Executive Director of the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce. I received my B.S. from Florida Gulf Coast University. I am looking forward to networking with other individuals and sharing great ideas and lessons learned.
Hello everyone, I thought I would take a moment and introduce myself. I have recently accepted the position of Foundation Director for St. Luke's Elmore, a critical access hospital located in Mountain Home Idaho. For the last four years, I have worked in the Community Health Center world managing quality, policy, and outreach programs for three rural sites. I received my MBA from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho and my undergrad from Boise State University (yes the place with the blue turf). Previously, I served five years in the U.S. Army as an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division in upstate New York. I look forward to our future collaborations.
Greetings from South Florida! My name is James (Jim) Konschnik. I am currently the Development Director, Major Gifts for Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami. Previous to taking this role, just over 2 years ago, I was the CEO of the Transplant Foundation in Florida. My past experience has been in the non-profit/health sector for over 20 years in a variety of roles, all including fundraising in some way shape or form. I am very interested in meeting colleagues from around the world and much looking forward to meeting a lot of folks in New Orleans at the upcoming International Conference as well as continuing my education and moving transplant and research philanthropy forward.