Submission Guidelines

We are now accepting articles for the AHP Healthcare Philanthropy Journal!

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! The membership wants to hear from you about your success with those “up-at-night” issues—and find takeaways to benefit their team.

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. 

What's Accepted

  • Original research
  • Examples from multiple case studies (strongly encouraged)
  • First-person accounts of fundraising success with quantifiable results
  • Scholarly and academic articles, adapted for general-interest readership

What's Not Accepted

  • Endorsing or promote specific vendors or product names

Instead, you should use descriptive terminology; for example, “data mining software.” Exceptions are made for products that have become generally accepted industry terms, such as “moves management.”

If you are interested in sponsoring a post or purchasing an advertorial, please contact

Message from the Journal Council Chair 


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! 

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Topic Ideas

AHP Healthcare Philanthropy journal seeks articles on all aspects of healthcare development and philanthropy.

  • Current events, economic, or political effects on fundraising
  • Grateful patient success stories
  • Data analytics and predictive modeling
  • Leadership and management
  • Donor and clinician relations
  • Using technology to improve fundraising
  • Campaign management
Submit your article as an email attachment. In the body of your email, please include your name and contact information.

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