How To

How to Create an AAUW Branch

This guide will give you a step-by-step time line about how to start a new branch, as well as information about finance management and recruitment strategies. Read more »

College women members stand with their tri-panel poster.

How to Recruit College/University Partner Members: A Guide for Branches

States and branches connect with local colleges and universities in order to get involved in gender issues on campus, recruit new members, and raise visibility. This resource provides step by step guidance in communicating with local institutions. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 19, 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 »

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 »

How to Retain AAUW Branch Members

Successful member retention starts with the first interaction and continues that contact throughout the lifetime of the relationship. A branch’s ability to attract and retain members relates not only to AAUW’s benefits and mission but also the satisfying and rewarding experience of being part of the branch team. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 22, 2016

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 »

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 »

strategy pyramid

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.
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 »

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 »