Claudia Richards

Claudia Richards

Senior Branch Relations Manager

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 membership, 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

Woman holding up MVP ribbon. Resources for Membership Vice Presidents.

Resources for State and Branch Membership Officers

The role of membership vice president (MVP) is an extraordinary one. Designed with relationship building in mind, this position engages potential and current members and keeps a finger on the pulse of everything AAUW. Read on to learn more about the state and branch MVP position guidelines. Read more »

Resource   |   February 29, 2016
Video screenshot. Elevator floor numbers.

How to Make Your Elevator Pitch with Power

Here’s our simple guide to writing your own speech. Once you’re done, you’ll have a personalized tool to use next time you’re talking to a potential member! Read more »

Resource   |   February 26, 2016
People of various races raise their hands in the air to volunteer

How To Survey New Members

Conducting a new member survey will help you learn what your members are seeking from their AAUW membership. Their responses will help you provide what members want, keep them engaged, and retain them as members for years to come! Read more »

Resource   |   February 26, 2016
Iowa members get together for coffee.

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 »

Resource   |   January 22, 2016

Get All Your Branch Members Back! Join the AAUW Membership Phone-athon Campaign

We are challenging all branches to participate in our 2016 phone-athon to recruit 2,016 former members back to AAUW by March 31, 2016. Here’s how. Read more »

Resource   |   December 28, 2015
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Membership Join Brochure

The AAUW join brochure outlines the opportunities provided by AAUW to its individual members to empower themselves and other women. Join us and tap into the power of our nationwide […] Read more »

Resource   |   August 26, 2015

Membership Matters E-newsletter

Membership Matters is a resource for recruitment and retention efforts, news on AAUW membership events and campaigns, reminders of upcoming deadlines, branch success stories and tips, and other vital information for active AAUW members.

Print or e-mail?
E-mail
Frequency:
Monthly
Who receives it?
Branch and state membership vice presidents (MVPs), presidents, finance offices when pertinent; Leadership Corps; Membership Committee; board members

If you are not receiving this newsletter and believe you should be, please e-mail connect@aauw.org with the name of the newsletter and your name, AAUW member ID or zip code, and preferred e-mail address to subscribe. Read more »

Resource   |   May 26, 2015

Growing Membership: A Recruitment Tip Sheet

Getting ready to recruit new members to your branch? We can help! Here are some tips and methods to guide you. Read more »

Resource   |   July 24, 2013

¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club

Book clubs are a fun, social way to open a dialogue on women, diversity, and change. Many AAUW members share a love of reading, and that love, partnered with a desire to seek out books written from diverse perspectives, launched a component of AAUW’s diversity outreach program in 1996 — AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club. Read more »

Resource   |   July 01, 2013

Online/Virtual Branch Guide

This online guide was developed by AAUW leaders in online/virtual branches for other AAUW members considering starting an online/virtual branch.  If you are starting an online/virtual branch please contact the […] Read more »

Resource   |   May 07, 2013