American Heart Association

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Donors are a number

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Heart Association full-time (less than an year)

Pros

I worked at AHA for a total of 60 days and it was the worst example of true fundraising I've ever seen. I met some great people who truly care about the mission.

Cons

Donors are a number and it makes people feel squicky.I had this "boss" who was ridiculous, talking about her drunken escapades and being overall unprofessional. Then this "boss" was placed on "stress leave" for a month. Now it's another month or two, and although I'm not there anymore, its annoying that the boss is posting all over Facebook about her vacation. Her stress is really a welcome thing for the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take note in how quick your development turnover is. Pay attention to what the little people are telling you.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Opportunity to make a difference every day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The AHA has such a compelling mission and I'm reminded of the difference we make each day in the stories of our volunteers, donors and coworkers. I'm also reminded of how much more there is to do so that all of us have access to the care, education and information, research and resources needed to take care of our hearts. I'm thankful to have the chance to work alongside colleagues - volunteers and staff - who are absolutely committed, well-intentioned and focused on advancing our mission in the best way possible across the diverse communities we serve. It's far from easy but incredibly rewarding.

    Cons

    I think I get the comments about the fundraising goals being aggressive but, at the same time, we're setting out to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% in just a few short years. Having lost my father to a stroke, I can't help but wonder what unfunded research projects might have given me more time with him. Feeling like there is always so much more that can be done may be a con but also extremely motivating to keep going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to help others see the difference they make and foster an environment in which they can feel great about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Like most places - there's lots of good and some bad to go around.

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities; ability to craft your own niche; pay is good relative to most non-profits; benefits (especially retirement) are very good; good mission

    Cons

    Lots of unrelenting pressure for fundraisers; management moves on too quickly to a new idea/project without giving older ones a chance to fully succeed; lack of trust between field staff and national center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try so hard to "act like a for-profit company" - we are a non-profit and that's what we excel at doing, plus that gives us the luxury of being able to take a longer-term viewpoint

    Recommends
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