Healthcare Philanthropy


AHP publishes the Healthcare Philanthropy journal twice a year for its members and others who share an interest in health care fundraising. This peer-reviewed publication mails in the spring and fall. The journal includes ideas and methods for creating successful development programs, analyses of the current health care environment, projections of future trends and more.

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— The fall 2018 submission period closes April 11. Click here to learn about article submission and submission guidelines.

Subscribe — Members receive the journal for free. They can also purchase additional subscriptions. Non-members can order from the AHP Bookstore.

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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

Be 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.

 Forward Thinking Article / Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Feature Article Previews

AHP members can read the full digital version of the journal by logging into The Huddle.

Create a breakthrough case
By Steven A. Reed

A breakthrough case can dramatically differentiate your institution in the marketplace and entice first-time donors to contribute. But "breakthrough" doesn't necessarily have to mean "big"; it just hast to support the vision of your organization and donors.  
Read more
 on page 10. 


Keep high performers longer
By Matthew D. Lang, CFRE, and Matthew R. Broadbent

Discover what guidelines the nation's top health system philanthropy leaders recommend for retaining your top development officers.  
Read more on page 16.
Unlocking executive suite engagement
By Ben Golding

Although many factors enable a health care organization to achieve its philanthropic potential, engaging the executive suite can benefit everyone.  
Read more on page 24.
On the road with your donor database
By Mary Ehart, M.A.

When gift officers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia wanted to access donor records while on the road, new technology was championed to help introduce a robust tool that met the needs of a modern, mobile workforce.  Read more on page 30.

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