NAHMMA recognizes the benefits of a collaborative partnership with organizations sharing similar goals and has developed an Affiliate Agreement as a means to exchange expertise, resources, and ideas to advance the hazardous materials management profession.
By Jeff Gloyd, GRS
Welcome to the NAHMMA Corner! Although NAHMMA’s focus is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), our members have a diverse level of responsibilities. This diversity crosses beyond HHW into synergistic organizing and memberships. Many members manage MSW operations, business waste programs, inspection departments, partake in product stewardship conversations and programs, develop sustainability initiatives, and much more. As such, NAHMMA has long partnered with other organizations with a goal of enhancing membership and providing additional means of networking and continued learning opportunities. The NAHMMA Affiliations committee strives to provide these connections.
If you have not checked lately, we have a number of diverse affiliation agreements aimed at enhancing our member’s experiences. NAHMMA recognizes the benefits of a collaborative partnership with organizations sharing similar goals. To this end, NAHMMA developed an Affiliate Agreement as a means to exchange expertise, resources and ideas to advance the hazardous materials management profession.
Mutual Benefits Under Most Affiliate Agreements
Both parties agree to form a partnership, act in good faith, and make best efforts to use their expertise and resources to exchange information and ideas, share services, and promote their respective organizations. Specifically, each party agrees to the following:
1. Maintain open communication with membership about the affiliate organization’s annual conference/meeting as appropriate.
2. Collaborate on the development of hazardous materials management programming (includes conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars) and promote to each organization’s membership, where appropriate.
3. Provide the affiliate organization with the opportunity to give presentations at their annual conference if the topic is pertinent and of interest to their membership and goals.
4. Allow members of each organization to register for the other organization’s annual conference at the member discounted rate.
5. Exchange of complimentary booth space at each organization’s annual conference, including one free conference registration. Each organization will notify the other of their intent to use this benefit by completing an exhibitor registration form at least 45 days prior to the conference.
6. Maintain mutual links on each organization’s website.
7. Provide a copy of their newsletter in electronic format to the other organization’s affiliation contact.
8. Exchange of information on current organizational policies and issues that might be of mutual interest, requesting support when appropriate. Each organization will determine the most appropriate means to accomplish this exchange.
9. Explore potential areas for joint research on of mutual interest that advance the effectiveness of the profession.
10. Communicate our shared mission, acknowledge partner’s accomplishments, inform of new initiatives, and invite participation.
Chart 1 shows a list of our current affiliate relationships and the benefits of each agreement. NAHMMA looks forward to continuing these relationships while we explore the next partnerships. | WA
Jeff Gloyd is Founder of Gloyd Recycling Solutions, and currently serves as the NAHMMA Affiliations Committee Chair, is a long time BOD member, and is the at-large member of the Executive Committee. He has nearly three decades of waste and recycling experience across a multitude of industry sectors. Jeff can be reached at (832) 520-6914 or e-mail [email protected].
For more information regarding becoming an affiliate, e-mail [email protected].