Claudia Richards

Claudia is a Jane of all trades at AAUW, having worked in the development office for 13 years, in meetings for two years, and in membership, where she is currently the senior Branch Relations manager. Claudia has visited 29 of the 48 contiguous states; Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club Reading List

Book clubs are a fun, social way to open a dialogue on women, diversity, and change. Many AAUW members share a love of reading, and that love, partnered with a desire to seek out books written from diverse perspectives, launched a component of AAUW’s diversity outreach program in 1996 — AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club. Read more »

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How to Create an AAUW Branch

This guide will give you a step-by-step time line about how to start a new branch, as well as information about finance management and recruitment strategies. Read more »

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What to Do If a Branch Member Leaves? Exit Interview!

When a member does not renew their membership in your branch, it is important to follow up and find out why. The answers may surprise you, but they will guide you to a more effective membership retention and engagement plan and ultimately help your branch thrive. Read more »

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How to Successfully Initiate New Members

A welcoming branch is critical for retaining members. Here are some steps to create a welcome program for new members. Read more »

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Shape The Future Membership Campaign

Learn how to use this campaign to offer 50 percent off national dues when new members and students join AAUW on the spot, and earn free national memberships to give away. Read more »

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Resources for State and Branch Membership Officers

The role of membership vice president (MVP) is an extraordinary one. Designed with relationship building in mind, this position engages potential and current members and keeps a finger on the pulse of everything AAUW. Read on to learn more about the state and branch MVP position guidelines. Read more »

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How to Make Your Elevator Pitch with Power

Here’s our simple guide to writing your own speech. Once you’re done, you’ll have a personalized tool to use next time you’re talking to a potential member! Read more »

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How To Survey New Members

Conducting a new member survey will help you learn what your members are seeking from their AAUW membership. Their responses will help you provide what members want, keep them engaged, and retain them as members for years to come! Read more »

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How to Retain AAUW Branch Members

Successful member retention starts with the first interaction and continues that contact throughout the lifetime of the relationship. A branch’s ability to attract and retain members relates not only to AAUW’s benefits and mission but also the satisfying and rewarding experience of being part of the branch team. Read more »

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Start Your Own ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club

Looking for ways to talk about solutions to sexual assault, girls’ education, or other feminist issues? Use this Program in a Box to start a meaningful dialogue on women, diversity, and change. Read more »