2014 Annual Report: AAO-HNS Members & Stakeholders Giving Back to the Specialty
Under the leadership of Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD, coordinator for development, the Development Unit is actively working to increase non-dues revenue for the Academy and Foundation.
Under the leadership of Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD, coordinator for development, the Development Unit is actively working to increase non-dues revenue for the Academy and Foundation. As Dr. Bhatt enters his final year as coordinator for development, we want to thank him for his incredible individual generosity, as well as his willingness to open doors and make introductions to potential major donors on behalf of the AAO-HNSF.
Today’s physicians are living the days of the Sunshine Act, healthcare overhaul, and dramatic changes in the medical device and pharmaceutical landscape. The Development Business Unit will continue to think outside the box, listen to our members and corporate colleagues, develop meaningful partnerships, and solicit grant funding for AAO-HNS/F strategic initiatives. We would like to thank the Hal Foster, MD Society and Millennium Society members listed on the subsequent pages who continue to devote their time and resources to their Academy and Foundation. The sustainability of AAO-HNS/F is a shared responsibility among all AAO-HNS staff and Members.
The Academy Advantage program continues to offer Members select services at discounted rates. The Development Business Unit is in the process of re-evaluating the marketing benefits associated with the program to attract new business. We expect to see some additional interest as the calendar year 2014 closes from several new companies offering non-healthcare products and services. We are currently under contract with the following partners.
The Doctors Company—medical liability insurance
HEALTHeCAREERS™—online career board
AllMeds—electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions services
We have 300 Millennium Society Members. Of that number, 101 are Life Members. Historically, Life Members have not continued their annual giving. We are working to emphasize the importance of annual giving and to encourage continued annual giving, even as a Millennium Society Life Member or Hal Foster, MD Endowment supporter. We are continuing to engage Members of the Development Committee to reach out to their peers to secure individual support.
The Partners for Progress (PFP) program will be discontinued at the end of 2014. Many of the original PFP supporters chose to discontinue their support and there was little interest by other private or academic-based practices to support the Foundation through PFP. We are actively reaching out to those members of Partners for Progress (PFP) supporting practices to explain that PFP is being discontinued, and encouraging them to make individual donations.