11 May 2022
At any organization, it’s essential to have capable guides at the helm. In the case of non-profit associations, these guides are the board members, who are the fiduciaries who steer the organization toward a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by ensuring the non-profit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
26 April 2022
Social media is an integral part of our lives. Whether in line at the grocery store, killing time on a train, or in the break room at work, we want to stay connected. Social media has evolved into a necessity for non-profit marketing. What does this mean when planning experiences for conferences and meetings? Social media needs to be laced throughout programming and events.
25 April 2022
As an occupational therapist with a focus on hand therapy, Rachel Pigott, MPH, OTR/L, CHT, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Johns Hopkins Hospital, works every day with patients who have suffered traumatic injuries. But one patient in particular stands out in her recollection.
18 April 2022
Association Headquarters values the contribution volunteers make to the association industry. We emphasize this with our leadership, employees, and partners and work diligently with volunteer organizations to ensure we leverage our resources in an effort to support these invaluable causes. National Volunteer Week is a celebration of the millions of dedicated individuals who support the association and non-profit industries each and every day.
07 April 2022
World Health Day was created to honor the anniversary of the World Health Organization's formation. Now, that celebration is recognized worldwide as the interconnectedness between the planet and the health of its inhabitants. Each year, World Health Day is assigned a theme, 2022’s being Our Planet, Our Health, which emphasizes “keeping humans and the planet healthy and fostering a movement to create societies focused on well-being.”
21 March 2022
Event management is a core element of running a non-profit association — and as with many other areas of association management, it has undergone a great deal of change over the past two years in order to adapt to the ever-shifting circumstances of the pandemic. Organizations have approached this return in various ways, with some opting to remain virtual for now, others opting for fully in-person events, and still others opting for a hybrid approach.
08 March 2022
When a person thinks of medical emergency services, what often comes to mind is an ER full of patients with broken bones or extensive wounds. But there are less visible medical emergencies as well, and one of these is organ failure. In the United States alone, over 100,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list. Unfortunately, performing an organ or stem cell transplant doesn’t just involve a high-risk surgery — it also requires that the donor and recipient be a perfect genetic match. Otherwise, the recipient’s immune system will likely reject the transplanted organ or stem cell.
04 March 2022
Every non-profit association, regardless of its purpose and provenance, shares one fundamental commonality: the accounting must be done, one way or another. Depending on your association’s needs, that could be a fairly straightforward task—or a quite complex one. Fortunately, as in many other areas these days, complex processes, and even straightforward ones, can be simplified through digital automation.
14 February 2022
February 1 began the celebration of Black History Month in recognition of the contributions, sacrifices, and achievements of African Americans in the United States and around the world. To help celebrate the powerful impact of Black History Month, Association Headquarters will be highlighting organizations that are an integral part of the Black community’s continued fight against inequality.
11 February 2022
Growth is a natural desire of any non-profit. Growth, at its base, could mean an association increases membership. To grow up, in terms of rising membership, is not always the same as growing out. Non-profits can grow out — i.e., from within — by not only gathering new members but, more importantly, retaining them.
08 February 2022
Non-profit organizations often serve many functions. They might act as an education hub, offer professional certifications, or provide opportunities to assist in setting the standards for their industries. And alongside all of these roles, they also often provide a sense of community and mutual benefit to both those within the organization and the broader communities within which they travel.
01 February 2022
AH is very pleased to announce that it has earned the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces program has a 15-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees and recognizing top organizations across 60 markets for regional Top Workplaces awards.