Resources for Branch and State Presidents
As the AAUW branch or state president, it is your job to lead your organization in developing and implementing plans that carry out AAUW’s mission. As the team leader of your board, you are also responsible for building a strong team and ensuring your fellow board members get the support they need to carry out their work. Use the resources below to help you carry out your work.
Understand Your Role
Start by reading about your role as president.
Stay Updated on Resources and Opportunities
Sign up for the Lead On member e-newsletter to get resources, tips, and opportunities for AAUW leaders delivered directly to your mailbox. Make sure each of your leaders is signed up as well.
Develop Your Team
Set the foundation for a strong board and help your team understand their responsibilities.
Learn about AAUW’s Bylaws, Policies, and Priorities
Make sure you understand the AAUW Bylaws, policies, and priorities and how they impact your branch work. Access sample state and branch bylaws to help you update your own.
Are You Starting a Branch?
Access information on starting a branch and find the forms and you need to become an AAUW affiliate.
AAUW Branch Creation Guide
Online/Virtual Branch Creation Guide
AAUW Affiliate Agreement
Memorandum from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP: Affiliate Agreement
Memorandum from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP: “Disaffiliation or Dissolution”
Learn more about leadership at AAUW! According to the AAUW Bylaws, branches are only required to have two officers: branch president and finance chair.
Set next year’s board up for success with these how-to guides for conducting an end-of-year member survey, facilitating a board debrief, writing a transition memo for your successor, and planning recognition for your board.
AAUW’s model bylaws provide a framework to assist AAUW affiliates in preparing or amending their bylaws.