How To

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 »

Six 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 »

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How to Create a Strategic Plan for Your Branch

Developing a strategic plan is one of the key ways you can rejuvenate your branch’s focus on AAUW’s mission and engage your members with your branch and its activities. Download the strategic planning meeting facilitator’s agenda and participant guide and read the tips below to ensure sure your strategic planning process is a success.
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Planning Accessible Events

This step-by-step guide will help you select an accessible space, solicit and respond to requests for accommodations, and support attendees. With this resource, it’s easy to make sure your events are accessible to everyone! Read more »

Equal Pay Day 2015

Take Your Equal Pay Day to the Next Level

Equal Pay Day — the annual day in April that symbolizes how long it takes for women’s earnings to catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year — is a powerful opportunity to organize action in our communities. Read more »

A young graduate wearing the AAUW Graduation Cord

How to Celebrate College Graduates in Your Area

Holding a graduation ceremony or program is a thoughtful way to welcome the next generation of AAUW members and leaders! Use this guide to help plan your branch or Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) program in conjunction with your local colleges and universities (C/Us). Read more »

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How to Design an Engaging Planning Meeting

Engaging planning meetings can set your branch or state up for success, while ineffective meetings can leave you frustrated and directionless. So how do you make sure your meetings are fun and effective? Try the tips and tools below to lead your board to success. Read more »

2013-14 International Fellow Abosede Gbenga-Akinbiola (left) with AAUW Kensington-Rockville (MD) Branch Program Officer and 1980–81 Career Development Grantee Dian Belanger

How to Invite a Fellow or Grantee to Your Branch

Have you thought about connecting with those fellowship and grant recipients at your branch? Recipients make great speakers at branch programs, and they’re often looking for ways to engage with AAUW locally. Read more »

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How to Put Together a Candidate Forum

A candidate forum is a public event for voters to meet and hear from candidates running for office. Forums can help you accomplish many goals, including educating voters about candidates, creating a space for candidates to express their positions on AAUW issues, and raising visibility for AAUW. Read more »