On February 26 and 27, 2010, 43 of NHF’s 46 chapters came together in Washington, D.C. for NHF’s Leadership Weekend Training. Executive Directors and community leaders discovered new tools and learned new skills to help them in their day-to-day activities in running their chapters.NHF thanks the sponsors of the 2010 Leadership Weekend: Premiere Sponsor Bayer HealthCare; Lead Sponsors Grifols, Hemophilia Alliance, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer and Talecris; and Supporting Sponsor CSL Behring.
Presentations during the weekend included: donor database systems, HIPAA vs. privacy laws, benefits of using payroll providers, and using social media to promote chapters. Chapters also had the privilege of learning how to participate in the World Federation of Hemophilia’s “Twinning Program” and “World Hemophilia Day.” NHF departments provided updates on new fundraising opportunities and new programs. The Leadership Weekend provides an excellent opportunity for chapters to share their expertise and best practices with each other.