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Did Someone Say Cake? Sweet Support for the Paycheck Fairness Act

Raise awareness about the gender pay gap in an unexpected way – bring a cake with a 21 percent slice missing to a meeting with your members of Congress! Think of it as a birthday cake with a powerful message. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 11, 2016
AAUW Santa Barbara Members out to eat.

How to Successfully Initiate New Members

A welcoming branch is critical for retaining members. Here are some steps to create a welcome program for new members. Read more »

An AAUW student organization at Juniata College co-hosted a candidate forum with the AAUW Huntingdon (PA) Branch.

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 »

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How to Organize an Issue Forum

Foster community dialogue on current events or issues of relevance to AAUW, such as equal pay, campus sexual assault, or a recent AAUW research report. Learn how to host a panel discussion town hall, or tele-town hall! Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 28, 2016
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How to Design an Effective 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 »

  |   , ,   |   February 09, 2016
Equal Pay Day 2015

How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to organize action around ending the gender pay gap. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

  |   , ,   |   July 25, 2014
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How to Form an AAUW Student Organization

Are you a college student who is passionate about women’s issues? Want to make change in your community while gaining invaluable leadership experience? Then you should start an AAUW student organization at your school. Here’s how. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   November 06, 2013