Nine Ways to Make a Difference

Whether you have 5 minutes or more time to spare we’ve got a way for you to make a mark in this world.
Our strength lies in collective action. With our Nightlife members and supporters, we help individuals around the world whose human life is being risked for safety and security standards. Here are 9 ways you can make a difference:

Take action right now! Sign a petition on one of the many human life issues facing our communities around the world.

Attend an event. Events are a great way to get to educate yourself and others about human rights and meet other like minded people in your community who want to take action together.

Become a member. We are a movement of people. Each time a new person joins, Nightlife’s life shines brighter on the injustices occurring at different places around the world. Join today.

Donate. Your gift helps keep our movement free from corporate influence and independent from government agendas. Donate now!

Volunteer. Our network of volunteers have the chance to try almost anything—from phone banking, writing letters and organizing a group to responding to a crisis, leading a lobby effort or carrying out our campaigns—we invite you to explore the diverse volunteer opportunities available to you around the country.

Join a Group. Together, the members of our groups take action, reach out to new communities and educate the public about how they can make human rights a reality for all.

Follow a Campaign. Are you passionate about a certain issue? Join a network of activists around the country who are using campaigns to teach communities about nightlife districts, ending poverty and more.

Write for Rights. Join people in one of the largest events on behalf of partiers, foodies, connoisseurs, aficionados and others whose rights are being violated by their governments or corporations.

Partner with us. Through collaborations, partnerships and collective action, we can improve the state of human rights here and abroad. If you represent a university, association or agency, explore the ways you can support Nightlife International.


We are the Nighttime Economy Stakeholders

Dining – Restaurants, Cafes | Drinking – Taverns, Bars, Pubs | Dancing – Nightclubs, Celebrations | Entertainment – Music, Performance | Events – Conventions, Festivals | Suppliers – Food, Drink, Equipment | Transportation – Taxis, TNC’s | Patrons – Residents, Visitors, Night Workers | Media – Reviewers, Bloggers

We follow industry standards to self-police and self-regulate by becoming proactive liaisons with regulatory and enforcement agencies, elected officials, and civic and community leaders.


Start a Local Chapter Nightlife/Hospitality Association

Local Non-Profit 501(c)6 / 501(c)3 – Strong United Collaborative Voice.

Information Exchange – Open communication resources.

Peer-To-Peer Support – Self-police and self-regulate compliance

Legislative Watchdog & Liaison – Address legislative proposals.


Join ANA now…

Insurance Programs: Health, life, business, disability, workers comp

Music Licensing Discounts: BMI, ASCAP and SESAC

Certification Training: Security, Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service

Educational Resources: Best practice manuals and templates

Consultation Services: 1-on-1 consultations. Government liaison.



Define your road map

Define best practices with agencies

Coordinate education and training of staff

Use social media to communicate

Participate in fundraisers

Attend meetings by neighborhood groups

Maintain website with news and priorities

Invite elected officials on night tour


Analyze the industry

What are the priorities for the industry?

What are the priorities for government agencies?

What are the priorities for the community?


Know your industry

Our industry is under constant threat. From being soft targets for terrorism and increasing violence, blaming patron drug abuse on venues/ promoters, banning or placing moratoriums on EDM-related events, new housing built close to existing venues without soundproofing, strict licensing laws, costly operating requirements – have all played a role in eroding our nightlife options.

Join our growing membership of influencers at the legislative, local improvement, and development levels that will share solutions to becoming a successful asset in your city. Network with seasoned industry professionals, who will examine research, provide insights, industry training, important licensing information and regulatory changes.

Our vision is to create a safe and vibrant nightlife community. By educating and training owners, managers, servers, bartenders, entertainers and security guards on quality of service standards; we can make our jobs easier to lower liability, risk, and calls for police service.

Hospitality owners working in collaboration with neighbors, key stakeholders, community partners and city officials can create a safe, sustainable, and thriving nightlife economy.