Using AAUW Resources

As an AAUW leader, you have many responsibilities. AAUW recognizes all the hard work you put in as a volunteer. We want to make your job easier, and the new resources section is designed to do just that.

Step 1: Select the Resources tab.

To access resources, click the link at the top of any page on our website, as you have already been doing.

Access AAUW Resources from the menu bar

 

Step 2: Choose Leader Essentials or Tools and References.

Click this to get a drop-down menu, which will ask you to choose Leader Essentials, Tools and References, or the Using AAUW Resources page.

Access AAUW Resources from the menu bar

Leader Essentials are how-to resources that help you build the necessary skills to be an effective leader and advance AAUW’s mission. Leader Essentials include step-by-step processes, tips, and tricks for doing everything from recruiting new members to planning programs and developing future leaders. If you’d like help carrying out your responsibilities but aren’t sure what you’re looking for, we recommend starting here. Learn more about Leader Essentials.

Tools and References are materials like forms, reports, brochures, and tool kits that you need to support your work. If you need AAUW materials for an upcoming event, a particular reporting form, or access to historical information on AAUW’s position on public policy issues, Tools and References provide an easy system to help you find what you’re looking for.

 

Step 3: Search for the resources you need.

If you choose Leader Essentials

When you click on Leader Essentials, you will get to a page where AAUW’s nine core leadership skills are displayed with a visual stamp, name, and description. On the left sidebar, you will also see a selection menu listing the nine core skills and a drop-down menu listing AAUW leadership roles above a search button.

AAUW Resources Leader Essentials landing page screen grab

 

Select one of the stamps to access a listing of all the resources that will help you build that core skill.

AAUW Resources Leader Essentials Vision and Strategy stamp screen grab

 

Or you can use the left sidebar to filter resources by core skills and role.

AAUW Resources Leader Essentials sidebar filtering screen grab
AAUW Resources Leader Essentials sidebar filtering screen grab
AAUW Resources Leader Essentials sidebar filtering screen grab

By selecting one or more core skills and all roles, you can access all resources that fit any of the core skills you selected, regardless of role.
By selecting only one role, you will access all resources for that role, regardless of core skill.
If you select core skills and a role, you will access resources that fit any of the core skills you selected for only the role you selected

 

If you choose Tools and References

When you click on Tools and References, you will get to a page listing the types of resources, featuring the most commonly accessed resource types (the ones with icons) at the top. On the left sidebar, you will also see drop-down menus listing types and AAUW leadership roles above a search button.

AAUW Resources Tools and References landing page screen grab

 

Select the type of resources you’re looking for among the icons and list.

AAUW Resources Tools and References brochures icon

Or you can use the left sidebar to filter resources by type and role.

AAUW Resources Tools and References sidebar filtering screen grab
AAUW Resources Tools and References sidebar filtering screen grab
AAUW Resources Tools and References sidebar filtering screen grab

By selecting a type and all roles, you can access all resources that fit any of the type you selected, regardless of role.
By selecting a role and all types, you will access all resources for that role, regardless of type.
If you select a type and a role, you will access resources that are that type for only the role you selected.

 

Step 4: View your search results.

Whatever you select, your results page will display resources, with the most recently updated ones at the top. If multiple resources meet your selected criteria, only the 10 most recently updated ones will be listed. You will see additional pages listed below these first 10. Each page will display up to 10 additional results.

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Step 5: Access your resource.

Click on the title, image (if applicable), or “read more” to read its full details.

AAUW Leader Essential individual resource post display on search results page

 

Integration of Leader Essentials and Tools and References resources is an important strategy for AAUW’s resources. In each resource you will find links to important related resources as well as other relevant content under “Related” at the bottom.

Related content section at the bottom of all resources

 

Other tips for finding resources

If you ever find yourself in Leader Essentials but need to get to Tools and References or vice versa, click on the “go to” link in the left sidebar, or click on the resource tab drop-down menu.

Go to Tools and References
Go to Leader Essentials
AAUW menu tab drop down for Resources

 

If you cannot find what you need using the left sidebar, we recommend searching for the item. Our search tool is powered by Google and uses both keywords and resource popularity to find results. Some tips for searching: Use plain language, don’t use quotation marks, and don’t include “AAUW” in your search terms.

Search on the AAUW website using Google

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