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AAUW Ohio Leadership Workshop 2012: Breakout sessions

AAUW Ohio Leadership Workshop 2012Building Leaders for Advocacy and Social Change included advocacy lessons from main speakers and six breakout sessions on a range of topics:

  • Social Media, the Web and Your Branch with Paula Maggio

    Workshop participants at a breakout session

  • Advocacy and Policy Issues with Cheri Crothers
  • Building Diversity in Your Branch with Sally Dye and Yvette Darden
  • Building a Strong Leadership Team with Deborah Wooldridge, Gillian Holzhauser-Graber & Jen Sader
  • Becoming Powerful Advocates Through Programming with Christine Siebeneck
  • Recruitment Through Grass Roots Advocacy with Isabel Seavey
Here are some tips and resources shared at the sessions:

Social Media, the Web and Your Branch

Resources from Paula Maggio, AAUW Ohio public information officer

Building a Strong Leadership Team

Philanthropy information from Gillian Holzhauzer-Graber, fundraising vice president: An Attitude of  Gratitude is a focused statewide project to raise money to  benefit AAUW Funds. The goal is to raise $2 per member from Oct. 1, 2012, through March 31, 3013.

Contributions can be made by individuals, branches, AAUW Ohio or any business.  As AAUW is a 501(c)(3), gifts are tax-deductible. Gifts can be made online, by check, stock or donor advised fund. Gifts should be made payable to AAUW Funds with a reference to fund #4178 in the memo line or any accompanying document.

Download the philanthropy handout.

Becoming Powerful Advocates Through Programming

Tips from Christine Siebeneck, AAUW Ohio program vice president:

  • Create branch programming that aligns with the AAUW Mission: “AAUW advances equity for women and girls through

    Christine Siebeneck, AAUW Ohio program vice president

    advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.” If it doesn’t further the mission, don’t include it.

  • Talk about programming all year — with everyone, including community members
  • Network with community groups. Partner with them to bring in speakers.
  • Feel confident about dealing with public policy
  • Use AAUW Programs in a Box. This is a good way to get younger people involved, as all the resources needed to put together a program are available for download online.
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