American Heart Association

www.heart.org
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Great organization to work for.

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Former Employee - Development Director
Former Employee - Development Director

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

Pros

- lots of 'corporate' support from regional and national HQ
- great organization with a notable mission and reputation

Cons

- very aggressive fundraising goals, difficult to achieve
- lots of 'after hours' work
- no separate 'sick' time (aka need to use 'vacation' time when sick)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fundraising goals are handed down from management with (seemingly) little intelligence from those in the field. Unrealistic goals can diminish motivation of employees that already work tirelessly for the mission.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good and Bad, but overall ok

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    worthwhile cause and great feeling of doing good

    Cons

    work life balance is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be grateful for employees and what they do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poorly run organization; Lack of Leadership and Lack of Trust -- Don't Do It!!!

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    Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Organization closes during week of Christmas, good benefits.

    Cons

    Employees don't trust leadership and managers and from what I saw, it was for good reason. The organization has very few programs that it manages -- donations are primarily for education and their impact is impossible to measure. Donors would be better off supporting the hospitals in their communities. They can't point to lives they are directly impacting and their model is outdated. Organization does not understand fundraising and therefore fundraising staff "disappear" constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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