Community Outreach

Use these resources to make connections and develop relationships with your local community, including with newspapers, businesses, schools, and residents.
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How to Work with the Media

Working with the media is a great way to draw attention to AAUW priority issues and events you are planning. Building relationships and knowing how to communicate with the media are the keys to success, whether you want to work with a print reporter, television reporter, radio reporter, or blogger. Read more »

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STEM Chair Tool Kit

This guide will help you bring STEM opportunities to girls in your community. Read more »

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How to Host a STEM Program in Your Community

From determining your branch’s capacity to planning logistics and evaluating your work, a lot goes into a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program! Follow these steps to host a successful STEM program from start to finish. Read more »

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PowerPoint Presentation: The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

This easy-to-use PowerPoint, with talking points included for each slide, allows you to share the latest information on the gender pay gap at meetings, conferences, and other events. Read more »

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When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed

Energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues by writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed! Read more »

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How to Organize a Candidate Forum

Whether for a local, state, or federal election, a candidate event is a great way to engage your community around an upcoming election, to build support for the issues that matter to AAUW, and to learn more about the candidates running to represent you. Read more »

Program in a Box: How to Host a Watch Party

Watch parties are a fun and informal way to bring together branch members, coalition partners, students, and the public to engage on topics of interest to AAUW. In addition to providing entertainment and education, they’re also an effective recruitment or advocacy tool. 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 »

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 »

Sample New Member Survey

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 »