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Resources

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 »

Did Someone Say Cake? Sweet Support for the Paycheck Fairness Act

Raise awareness about the gender pay gap in an unexpected way – bring a cake with a 21 percent slice missing to a meeting with your members of Congress! Think of it as a birthday cake with a powerful message. Read more »

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 »

How to Get Out the Vote on College Campuses

Want to get out the vote on college campuses? Use these best practices to help students register and vote. Read more »

How to Organize a Candidate Forum

Whether for a local, state, or federal election, a candidate event is a great way to engage your community around an upcoming election, to build support for the issues that matter to AAUW, and to learn more about the candidates running to represent you. Read more »

How to Organize an Issue Forum

Foster community dialogue on current events or issues of relevance to AAUW, such as equal pay, campus sexual assault, or a recent AAUW research report. Learn how to host a panel discussion town hall, or tele-town hall! Read more »

AAUW staff hold #AAUWdebates BINGO boards and encourage members and supporters to watch the third presidential debate and play along.

Program in a Box: How to Host a Watch Party

Watch parties are a fun and informal way to bring together branch members, coalition partners, students, and the public to engage on topics of interest to AAUW. In addition to providing entertainment and education, they’re also an effective recruitment or advocacy tool. Read more »

March 22, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Webinar: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Branches

An inclusive branch can help you recruit and retain more diverse members. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of what being an inclusive branch means, identify how inclusive your branch currently is, and provide concrete steps to ensure that your branch’s actions and messages are welcoming and inclusive. Read more »

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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 »

Make Outreach to Local Title IX Coordinators a Branch Program

The U.S. Department of Education provides resources to help coordinators understand the full scope of their jobs, but not all coordinators know about these tools. By making outreach to local K–12 schools, colleges, and universities a branch program, you can help spread the word about these valuable resources. Read more »