How To

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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 »

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 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 »

A sign on a street that says Vote Here

How to Organize a Voter Registration Drive

This guide provides some easy steps to running a successful voter registration campaign. Read on, and remember that the AAUW public policy staff is here to help — consider them your resource and sounding board. Read more »

How to Place an AAUW Video on Your Branch or State Website

How to embed an AAUW YouTube video onto your website in five easy steps. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 27, 2014
AAUW national staff assist members during the 2013 National Convention.

How to Table with a Video

Follow these five steps to increase visibility for AAUW and spread the word about AAUW’s work. Read more »

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How to Conduct Your Own Oral History Project

Every voice matters, and an oral history project ensures that members’ voices are heard and their stories affirmed and preserved. Record interviews with members in your own state or branch and capture their reflections and perspectives on AAUW’s involvement in the last half century. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 16, 2014

How to Put Together an Issue Forum, Town Hall, or Tele-Town Hall

Issue forums, town halls, and tele-town halls are ways to gather people in your community and educate them about a specific issue. The basic steps for each event are the same, but you can customize the event depending on your audience and community. Read more »