Branding and Business Tools for HLAA Leaders

July 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Carla Beyer-Smolin

HLAA Chapter Development Workshop

Branding and Business Tools for HLAA Leaders

Presenter: Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador and President, Diablo Valley Chapter, California

Marketing and fundraising go hand in hand. Basic business tools are important to be able to sustain your chapter or state organization, which enhances your ability to fundraise. Are you prepared? Do you have the necessary business tools in place for marketing and fundraising?

Ann Thomas is a dynamic and award-winning hearing loss advocate. She is president of Hearing Loss Association of America-Diablo Valley Chapter, a member of the HLAA Get in the Hearing Loop Committee, and an HLAA trained Hearing Assistive Technology Specialist.

She discovered she was losing her hearing in 1997 at age 48 and became a member of HLAA in 2008. She would like HLAA to become a household word and has been directing her efforts to that end since becoming a HLAA Diablo Valley Chapter Board member in 2009.
She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior/Development, received nonprofit training from the esteemed CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in San Francisco, attended California State Board of Equalization Workshops for Nonprofits, and has experience working with several additional nonprofits.

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