Idea No. 18 for keeping AAJA extraordinary:
I believe that each of us has a responsibility to help keep AAJA financially strong. Fund-raising isn’t solely for the AAJA National Treasurer, Executive Director and National President. We who have benefited from AAJA need to decide that we will help raise money, find a new revenue-generating idea, write a check - or ideally, do all three. Did you know that for most nonprofits, the single biggest source of income is individual contributions?
What does AAJA get out of it? If each of us chipped in a little something on top of our membership dues (which are still a bargain considering everything you get) or upgraded our membership to Gold ($100 per year) or Platinum ($750 per year, including convention registration), that would free AAJA Executive Director Kathy Chow from having to spend so much of her time fund-raising. You would also be showing with your checkbook how much you believe in AAJA and our mission.