The culture in fundraising is awful. They have tried new structures for the last decade or more and all of them fail because they either do not understand or fail to respect the process of relationship-building and the time it takes to work a portfolio of donors. They will hound you weekly for your numbers, as if things miraculously change overnight, and you will lose faith in AHA as an organization worthy of donor support. Employees and donors are just a number. Bad place to build a career in philanthropy.
It seems that certain people were singled out for recognition, not necessarily based on accomplishments or passion for the work done.
Answered - Director, Quality Improvement Initiatives (Former Employee) - Glen Allen, VA
AHA has not invested in the critical infrastructure needed to support a large organization: lacking network (IT), website and like technical support. No training/investment in current employment base.
Antiquated hiring processes.
Answered - Director (Former Employee) - Dallas, TX
You set you own hours and settings where you teach
Answered - Instructor (Current Employee) - EMS
It is one that is close knit.
Answered - Volunteer (Former Employee) - Nashville, TN
Independent and self motivating. Staff work together to achieve overall goals.
Answered - Office/Manager/Event Specialist Coordinator (Former Employee) - Memphis, TN
The culture of the company is very different is development. In development, the culture is very cut-throat, high stress and intense.
Answered - Corporate Market Director (Current Employee) - Lubbock, TX
The employees are hard working and dedicated to the cause of raising funds for heart disease/stroke prevention and detection.
Answered - Email Communications Coordinator (Former Employee) - Marietta, GA
They try to aspire to a family atmosphere, but they can't pull it off. Management is very unprofessional.
Answered - Technology Support Specialist (Current Employee) - Richardson, TX
Extremely high pressure. Demeaning management and ridiculously toxic environment. The employees live in fear of not meeting expectations and are constantly made to cry and feel less than whenever the office management is involved.
Answered - Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) - Tulsa, OK