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Resources

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 »

Social Media 101: Getting Started with Facebook and Twitter

This guide is meant as Social Media 101; it explains the basics, makes a case for why your AAUW branch should use social media, and then discusses how to get started. Read more »

How to Work with the Media

Working with the media is a great way to draw attention to AAUW priority issues and events you are planning. Building relationships and knowing how to communicate with the media are the keys to success, whether you want to work with a print reporter, television reporter, radio reporter, or blogger. 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 »

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When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed

Energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues by writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed! 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 »

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 »

How to Design an Effective Planning Meeting

Engaging planning meetings can set your branch or state up for success, while ineffective meetings can leave you frustrated and directionless. So how do you make sure your meetings are fun and effective? Try the tips and tools below to lead your board to success. Read more »