Community Outreach

Use these resources to make connections and develop relationships with your local community, including with newspapers, businesses, schools, and residents.
Diversity and Inclusion Tool Kit

Diversity and Inclusion Tool Kit

This tool kit provides in-depth resources for you to help your branch become more diverse and inclusive. Whether you are a diversity officer, president, program vice president, membership vice president, or another leader, you will find sections of this tool kit directly applicable to your work. Read more »

Archive: AAUW Outlook

Enjoy reading past issues of AAUW Outlook downloadable as PDF documents. Read more »

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AAUW Outlook Fall 2015: Solving the Equation for Women in Engineering and Tech

The stories in this issue of Outlook are all inspired by how we can change the face of technology and engineering fields: by learning the facts, getting the skills, knowing our history, and scrutinizing our methods. Read more »

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Leadership Redefined: Life Lessons from the 2015 Women of Distinction

WOD-105Leaders aren’t born; they’re made. Watch today’s women of distinction inspire tomorrow’s women leaders at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), America’s premier college women’s leadership conference. This video contains highlights from the always-inspiring Women of Distinction ceremony.

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Activities for Engaging Your Members in Conversations about Diversity and Inclusion

These activities will help you celebrate the diversity of your members, as well as engage in deeper conversations on power and privilege. Read more »

Community Engagement: Collaborating with Diverse Organizations

Collaborating with diverse organizations in your community can help you increase your AAUW impact and recruit new members. Work with diverse organizations to hold programs that elevate the voices of diverse communities on important AAUW issues. Doing so can also help you connect with new people who may be interested in becoming members of your branch. Read more »

Diversity Planning and Structure: How to Create a Diversity and Inclusion Plan

The step-by-step activity instructions take you through an easy process for creating a diversity and inclusion plan as a branch in just two hours. Read more »

Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Organizations

It is not uncommon to recruit new members only to see them not return after the first or second event. This problem can be a symptom of an organizational culture that does not feel welcoming or inclusive to new people, especially those who have identities that are different from the majority of members. This section gives you an overview of what being an inclusive branch means and steps your branch can take. Read more »

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6 Steps to Diverse, Engaging Programs

AAUW’s program assessment tool will help you make sure you hold programming that engages your members, builds your branch, and is mission based. Read more »

How to Use the Relational Recruitment Method to Grow Your Branch

Recruiting doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. This resource will show you how to focus on getting to know the person and what she wants so that you can invite her to participate in a way that is meaningful to her. Read more »