Resources for Branch and State Program Vice Presidents

Holding successful, engaging programs allows you to work toward AAUW’s mission, recruit new members, and engage your branch and state. As a program vice president, you have the job of planning programs that empower women and girls in your community. Below you’ll find ideas for events, step-by-step guides, and resources and best practices for planning events that will help your branch tackle AAUW’s issues.

After using AAUW’s Know the Score Program in a Box to investigate Title IX compliance in local schools, Laura Manthey and the AAUW San Jose (CA) Branch realized that many school districts were failing to identify a Title IX coordinator.

After using AAUW’s Know the Score Program in a Box to investigate Title IX compliance in local schools, Laura Manthey and the AAUW San Jose (CA) Branch realized that many school districts were failing to identify a Title IX coordinator.

Your Role

If you need a refresher about the role you can play in leading these crucial programs, start by reading your “job description.”

Branch Program Vice President Position Description
State Program Vice President Position Description


Planning

Check out the resources below for the nuts and bolts of planning any event, from working with other organizations to advertising your event to the public.

How to Design an Effective Planning Meeting
How to Work with the Media
Planning Accessible Events
Social Media 201


Program Ideas and Guides

You can find a list of easy initiatives in the Programs in a Box directory, or check out our list below for resources that will produce great programs for your community.

Customizable Events

Cocktails and Convos
Engage Your Community — Screen a Movie!
How to Invite a Fellow or Grantee to Your Branch
How to Secure Excellent Speakers for Free
Re: Action Events
Start Your Own ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club

Equal Pay

How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Global Issues for Women and Girls

Spark Discussion and Action on Global Issues

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Solving the Equation Videos: Lead Your Own Discussion
teentech

Events for Students

How to Celebrate College Graduates in Your Area
Host a Speech Contest for Girls
Raise Money and Help Students with the Princeton Review

Title IX

Know the Score: Investigate Title IX Compliance in High School Athletics
Make Outreach to Local Title IX Coordinators a Branch Program


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