The non-profit sector is something I find very over looked by the general public. Going into my summer internship, I was unaware of how much work it takes for a non-profit organization to be successful. As an intern I performed a variety of different tasks, and learned the most from being in the hands-on environment. I learned about finances, and how an organization functions day to day. I also learned how beneficial publicity can be, such as the Facebook page, which draws many viewers and serves as communication between members and HA.
I found it impressive how successful the Hydrocephalus Association is at raising awareness and money for research and at the same time support those touched by hydrocephalus. Not only is the staff so dedicated to the organization, but also they have devoted their time to help me in numerous ways to improve my knowledge of running a non-profit. I saw how active HA is concerning outreach, and how dedicated to helping the cause and giving as much support and information to those in need. Working here has inspired me to work in the non-profit sector. Working with people who are dedicated to a worthy cause, like the Hydrocephalus Association made me appreciate that there are people with big hearts who are willing to assist people who need it.