Cordy Galligan

Cordy Galligan is the vice president of Marketing and Business Development and has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising and event planning in the nonprofit sector. After graduating first in her class and Phi Beta Kappa at Catholic University, Cordy initially went into the banking industry but soon transferred to managing regional operations for some of Washington, D.C.’s top staffing firms. Her passion for animals led her to create and secure funding for a nonprofit animal rescue group. She segued from this work into freelancing as a fundraiser and event planner for area nonprofits. After a stint at the American Medical Student Association she landed at AAUW (and started the week the stock market crashed in September 2008, a less than auspicious time for business development!). Cordy is most comfortable on stage and has performed in local theater in addition to being a wedding singer. Right now she’s happy to be part of an organization that impacts every family in America and enjoys her work to broaden the AAUW audience.
students

Should You Go to Grad School?

You’re already in debt for your undergraduate degree, and the thought of taking on two more years’ worth of loans is hardly appealing. So, is grad school the right decision, and if so, how do you get into the best program for you? Read more »

Article   |   October 16, 2014
Equal Pay Day 2014

AAUW is Looking for a Marketing Intern

Summary Description AAUW’s Marketing and Business Development department is responsible for shaping the public’s perception of the organization and its mission. In addition to creating campaigns for various AAUW programs, […] Read more »

Page   |   October 02, 2014
speech

Host a Speech Contest for Girls

Public speaking skills are important for anyone’s career. You can encourage high school girls to develop these valuable skills by hosting a Speech Trek public-speaking contest. Here’s how. Read more »

marketing

10 Leader Essentials in Marketing and Visibility

Do you know how your branch “brand” is known in your community? Use these ten Leader Essentials to consistently communicate your brand. Read more »

princeton-review

Raise Money and Help Students with The Princeton Review

Want to bring mission-based programming to your community and raise funds for your work? AAUW collaborator The Princeton Review has dozens of valuable turnkey programs that help students prepare for college or graduate school applications. Read more »

11 Leadership Essentials for AAUW Branch Programming

Read on to learn how to build powerful, mission-based programs that will help you recruit and retain new members. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   January 29, 2014
AAUW Fayetteville (AR) Branch members join friends and guests for their inaugural first Cocktails and Convos happy hour in June 2011.

Cocktails and Convos Program in a Box

Looking for a great way to “mix” with potential members in a fun and casual setting where you can discuss women’s issues? Use a Cocktails and Convos event to show how relevant AAUW is today — all while raising the profile of your branch in a low-pressure setting. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 15, 2013

Title IX Video: You Throw Like a Girl

You throw like a girl … and that’s a bad thing? No girl or woman who plays basketball or any other sport should be marginalized for being a woman. This powerful 31 second PSA can be played at any Title IX event where AAUW is represented.

Video length: 00:00:31

Read more »

Engage Your Community — Screen a Movie!

Films that resonate with AAUW’s mission are an outstanding way to engage your community in a conversation about women’s issues. Read more »

Re: Action Events Program in a Box

An AAUW Re: Action event is a debate or discussion of a hot, current topic that impacts women. In order to be timely, it must be planned and held within days of when an event is “trending.” Hosting an AAUW Re: Action event is an inspirational way to engage members of any branch’s community and is especially helpful in raising awareness of AAUW’s role as a community leader. Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 13, 2013