Note from the ED - CH-CH-Changes

Posted By: Danielle Dunbar
Welcome Deidre!

We are delighted to welcome Deidre Clark to the AAN team as our Director of Membership and Community Engagement. This is an updated role so that AAN can better serve you and connect with our nonprofit community. Deidre starts Monday, June 5th and I hope you will give her a warm welcome when she reaches out to you.

Deidre Clark is an award-winning change agent and strategic leader with a remarkable 10-year track record of successful management experience. Driven by a growth mindset, Deidre thrives on challenges and constantly seeks opportunities for personal and professional development. With a career dedicated to positively impacting communities, her passion for creativity and deep curiosity about the world around her bring a distinct perspective to her endeavors. Her leadership, strategic thinking, innovation, dedication, and adaptability define her character and exemplify her unwavering commitment to making a positive and lasting impact in the communities she serves.

Last Chance to Take our Nonprofit Health Survey

The Alabama Association of Nonprofits deeply values healthy nonprofit organizations. Without data on our sector, we do not know how to best serve you or advocate for you. Tomorrow, June 2nd is your last chance to participate in our Nonprofit Health Indicator study that is being managed by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA). You should have received several emails and reminders from Ryan Hankins, Executive Director of PARCA. Please help us understand how nonprofits in Alabama are doing!

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Nonprofit Advocacy

The week of June 12th I’ll be heading to Washington, DC to network and learn with other state nonprofit association leaders as well as meet with Alabama’s senators and representatives. I’ll be talking with them about ways to strengthen Alabama’s nonprofits, including benefits of the Nonprofit Stakeholders Engaging and Advancing Together (Nonprofit SEAT) Act, H.R. 3245 and the Charitable Act, H.R. 3435. If there is something you’d like me to discuss on behalf of our nonprofit community, please send me an email or call me at (205) 726-4712.

Nonprofit Office Hub

Are you interested in working in a nonprofit office hub? AAN believes it would be tremendously helpful and energizing for nonprofit organizations to have offices in the same building as other nonprofit organizations. This leads to opening doors (figuratively and literally) for each other and sharing resources. If you’re in the Birmingham area and have vacant office space in your building, or would be interested in a nonprofit hub, please let AAN know. We’re currently looking for two offices and access to a conference room. If we can create a hub in Birmingham, we would like to replicate this effort in other locations across the state. Contact me at to let me know about available office space or with suggestions.

Nomination Deadline June 9th

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Alabama Chapter holds National Philanthropy Day® each year to recognize outstanding achievements by individuals, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and professional fundraising executives across the wonderful state of Alabama. Encouraging good philanthropy is essential to nonprofit sustainability.

The award categories are:
William M. and Virginia B. Spencer Outstanding Philanthropist
United Way of Central Alabama Outstanding Civic Leader
Outstanding Corporate Citizen
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Outstanding Professional Advisor
William S. Roth Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Outstanding Charitable Organization
Bill Moran Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
AFP Alabama Chapter IDEA Award 

Go HERE to learn more and submit your nomination today.

Website Changes

Over the next few months AAN will be redesigning our website and career center (Job Board). Thank you for your patience as we create a much-improved online experience. Deidre and I will keep you posted on developments and final implementation schedule.