Leadership Workshop 2012: Breakout sessions
- Social Media, the Web and Your Branch with Paula Maggio
- 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
Social Media, the Web and Your Branch
Resources from Paula Maggio, AAUW Ohio public information officer
- The Web, Social Media and Your Branch: Enhancing Your Online Presence: The PDF of a PowerPoint presentation that shares information about AAUW Site Resources, a new free wesbsite solution for branches, and slides from the AAUW Convention 2011 presentation Demystifying Social Media. Included are tips on why you should use Facebook and Twitter to expand your reach, along with how to do so.
- Web, Social Media Checklist: A checklist from The Whole Brain Group with helpful tips on how often to post updates, etc. on your social media sites.
- For more information, visit:
- Social media, the Web and your branch: Handouts from Leadership Workshop 2011 and more
- AAUW Site Resources: AAUW national offers a free website solution for your branch
- Recommended text to include on your AAUW branch website
- Recommended links to include on your AAUW branch website
- Graphics to include on your AAUW Ohio branch website
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
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.