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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.
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.
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.
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.
Every year, getting organized is one of the top ten New Year’s resolutions people make. The reason for this is simple—according to the Mayo Clinic, clutter makes it more difficult to focus and increases stress levels. And that’s where the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) comes in.
It’s easy for those in the association space to speak about their association’s mission. However, what those members may not realize is that they are part of a system of organizations making a significant collective impact on society.
When AH’s experts released their predictions for associations and non-profits in 2021, it was a time of unrest and, largely, of unknowns. Today, at the end of a year spent evaluating what’s next for associations, that statement remains true as AH, its Client Partners, and associations and non-profits around the world prepare to further their impact on society.
Kicking off a new year, it’s a time for looking ahead and making resolutions to change for the better. In the case of associations and non-profits, those resolutions might come in the form of addressing long-standing issues that, once addressed, can help staff and leaders finally get on the path to growth.
It was clear shortly into the COVID-19 pandemic that meetings and events that had previously been held in person would have to transform into fully virtual experiences. AH meeting and event managers found from the start that virtual events made networking more difficult and less personal, but that streaming the events also made them more accessible to people who would not normally be able to attend.
In November, AH hosted its virtual Leadership Forum with more than 100 volunteer leaders, association professionals, and industry partners enjoying a day of curated leadership education and networking. During the Forum, AH presented its annual Red Chair Awards, recognizing AH Client Partners that have exceeded goals and expectations across several categories in 2021.
Associations provide a unique combination of togetherness and advancement of their career, cause, or mission. Not only may a member join in search of a community filled with like-minded individuals, they may simultaneously look for challenges or ways to advance their careers or personal endeavors.
Association Headquarters, Inc. (AH), a leading association management company located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and Alexandria, Virginia, is pleased to announce its partnership with two non-profits: WateReuse Association, and American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC).