Claudia Richards

Claudia Richards

Deputy Director, Member Experience

Claudia is a Jane-of-all-trades at AAUW, having worked in the development office for 13 years, in branch meetings for two years, and in advancement and partnerships, where she currently resides. Claudia has visited 31 of the 48 contiguous states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Work by Claudia Richards

Membership Renewal Outreach Phone Script

Each year a percentage of AAUW branch members do not renew their memberships. This phone script will help AAUW leaders tell the story of the organization’s collective impact. Use it […] Read more »

Resource   |   May 01, 2018
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Boost Your Membership Renewals with This Calendar

Do you have a plan to renew 100 percent of your local AAUW members? We can help you do it. Read more »

Resource   |   May 01, 2018
Four members of the AAUW La Palma-Cerritos (CA) Branch tabling and spreading the word about AAUW at Cerritos College.

How to Create an AAUW Affiliate

Get 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 »

Resource   |   September 08, 2017

2017–18 Leader Tools and Resources

AAUW has the resources you need to succeed in your leadership position. Please share these resources with other leaders as well; the more information everyone has, the better equipped AAUW’s member leaders will be to make change happen. Read more »

Resource   |   August 23, 2017
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In It for Life: AAUW’s Life Membership Campaign

Join us or upgrade your existing membership today and know that for the rest of your life, you’ve put your values into action! Read more »

Resource   |   June 09, 2017

Membership Branch Management

Download forms for formation or disbandment of your AAUW affiliate organization. Read more »

Resource   |   December 20, 2016
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AAUW Affiliate Compliance Checklist

All AAUW affiliates (branches, states, Younger Women’s Task Force chapters, and the Collegiate Women’s Leadership Educators Alliance) must submit requested documentation to the national office in order to be recognized as an entity officially affiliated with AAUW. Read more »

Resource   |   December 20, 2016

Resources for Branch and State Presidents

As the team leader of your board, you are responsible for building a strong team and ensuring your fellow board members get the support they need to carry out their work. Use these resources below to help you carry out your work. Read more »

Resource   |   May 13, 2016

What to Do If a Branch Member Leaves? Exit Interview!

When a member does not renew their membership in your branch, it is important to follow up and find out why. The answers may surprise you, but they will guide you to a more effective membership retention and engagement plan and ultimately help your branch thrive. Read more »

Resource   |   April 13, 2016
Quick Guide to the Shape the Future Membership Campaign brochure cover

Shape The Future Membership Campaign

Learn how to use this campaign to offer 50 percent off national dues when new members and students join AAUW on the spot, and earn free national memberships to give away. Read more »

Resource   |   March 28, 2016