Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

The high school years can be a challenging time for youth. These students are dealing with harder classes, busier schedules, complex relationships and increasing pressure to have a post-graduation plan.

Advocacy is incredibly important for the afterschool field. Out-of-school time programs offer transforming benefits for youth, families and communities, and effective advocacy can help secure program futures.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:04

Crowdfunding for Afterschool

Crowdfunding has become a popular way for individuals to raise money for many good causes. Sometimes crowdfunding is used for relatively small amounts of money, but that's not always the case. Some crowdfunding projects raise tens of thousands of dollars.

Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:33

4 Projects to Help Meet Your Goals in 2017

What are your organizational resolutions for the New Year?

Is it possible for youth program directors to successfully raise funds in a struggling economy?

Author Carolyn Hudman contends it is easier than you think! Discover how you can take advantage of untapped resources in your local community through strategic friend-raising and creative fundraising with her new book, Finding Funding for Youth Programs, now available on Amazon.com.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:20

Speak the Language of Business

Schools and parents are turning more and more to fundraising to support out-of-school time programs because of budget cuts. However, trying to convince businesses to help out can be challenging, and it's easy to get turned down by not following certain business protocols. Here are some tips to consider when fundraising from businesses, corporations, and people in the for-profit sector.