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Get Out the Vote Do’s and Don’ts

A successful get-out-the-vote campaign must be a compliant one! Election activities carried out in AAUW’s name must be conducted within the guidelines set out in AAUW policies. To help you be compliant in your campaign activities, we’ve put together this list of basic election do’s and don’ts. Read more »

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How to Organize an Effective Petition Campaign

Creating a petition — online or offline — can help you generate attention and momentum around an issue, grow your list of advocates, and pressure lawmakers to act. Follow these best practices to create a successful petition. Read more »

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How to Conduct Your Own Oral History Project

Every voice matters, and an oral history project ensures that members’ voices are heard and their stories affirmed and preserved. Record interviews with members in your own state or branch and capture their reflections and perspectives on AAUW’s involvement in the last half century. Read more »

Tabling: Tips and Tricks for Creating AAUW Visibility

Tabling can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW and spread the word about AAUW’s work. But there’s more to it than sitting at a table with brochures. Here are some tips and tricks for making your tabling event extra effective. Read more »

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How to Preserve Your State and Branch Archives

The AAUW Guidelines for Preserving State and Branch Archives manual provides basic information on how to gather, preserve, and organize state or branch archives. If you have neither the resources nor the appropriate space to maintain your archives, this guide provides assistance in identifying an institutional repository that will professionally care for your records and make them accessible for research. Read more »

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How to Recruit Members for Your AAUW Student Organization

Ready to grow your AAUW student organization’s membership? Set your group up for success by using these helpful tips to advance your recruitment skills. Read more »

How to Engage Local Campuses: A Guide for Branches

Engaging your local AAUW college/university members in branch activities leads to more diverse programming, growth, and community impact. This resource will help you build a relationship with the campus community. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

Equal Pay Day is the perfect opportunity to organize action to close the gender pay gap. Each week until April 4 we'll share a new action idea for observing Equal Pay Day and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly.

How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to organize action around ending the gender pay gap. Make your equal pay day activities impactful. Follow this guide to draw attention to the gender pay gap and to call for legislative action and other solutions. Read more »