Happy New Year, ANA Members!
This past year has been a banner year for ANA, and we hope for you as well! Reflecting on 2016, we broke records and connected with our members like never before. Here’s how:
❖❖ Our new and improved website debuted with an expanded Member Only Resource Center, a brand new Advocacy Section, and always a favorite, GrantStation.
❖❖ We reached our highest membership level to date at 798 members.
❖❖Our 5th #GivingTuesdayAR was a resounding success again this year bringing increased resources for our members. We were happy to bring in Jamie McDonald of Generosity, Inc. to share her tried & true tips for #GivingTuesday success.
❖❖We kicked off our advocacy program with the creation of our first Public Policy Agenda. We’re ready to go for 2017.
❖❖We hosted 43 training programs for 643 nonprofit professionals.
❖❖We provided one-on-one best practice support to over 100 nonprofit leaders.
❖❖We brought you up-to-the-minute critical information about new regulations& laws that impact you.
❖❖Our new office in Northwest Arkansas opened in December to wrap up the year.
As we kick off 2017, here’s what’s in store:
❖❖We will be rolling out of our revised and expanded Arkansas Diamond Standards of Best Practices in Nonprofit Management that are tailored to get your nonprofit where it needs to go while fitting in with your busy schedule and your budget.
❖❖Weekly meetings at the state capitol so you can work with us and your peers to advocate for your mission and the people you serve.
❖❖An expanded #GivingTuesdayAR with a shared giving platform.
❖❖Learning Communities where nonprofit leaders can teach and support one another.
❖❖The 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Awards will be back and better than ever!
❖❖ We will also be debuting The Passport Project – this one’s a secret, but you’re gonna love it!