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AAUW

Rating: 4.84 stars   238 reviews 25,729

Address:

1111 16th St Nw Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission:

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Target demographics:

Women and girls

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide and International

Programs:

Programs that develop women's potential to lead in their schools, communities and country. Educational and lifelong learning opportunities. The protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination. Research to provide analysis, data and accurate information about issues that are important to women and girls. Advocacy for public policies and laws that are fair to women.

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1800-326-2289
http://www.aauw.org/

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

As an AAUW major donor, I'm confident that my contributions are used wisely and effectively to advance equity for women and girls. I highly recommend giving your time, talent, and treasure to this powerful organization!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

AAUW continues to break through barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance. As a volunteer AAUW leader on the national, state, and branch levels, I have many opportunities to raise a powerful voice -- individually and collectively, in person and electronically -- to make lasting changes that advance gender equality. In my own AAUW experiences I have taught women to negotiate fair pay, have lobbied my state legislators about equity-related bills, have funded campus outreach projects, and so much more! AAUW's means of achieving equity (advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research) are effective, influential, and resonant with multiple generations of equality-minded individuals. I give this organization my highest rating.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a 44 year old female with a potentially fatal blood disorder called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. I have battled this disease for 25 years. I am also a victim of domestic violence. I have been in a domestic violence shelter numerous times and I am in one at the moment again. I have had my teeth knocked out, my right arm broken twice, numerous concussions and the mental and emotional abuse is unspeakable. I was a successful hairstylist for approximately 20 years and unfortunately I have had to go on disability due to my blood disorder and ptsd due to the years of abuse.. My mother abandoned me and my father is deceased. I am a very spiritual person with strong morals and a baptist belief background. I have been having to live in a tent, a vehicle, on peoples couches, and I recently was told by my abuser to get out again so I contacted a domestic violence shelter called CEASE in my area for support. They had turned me down before because of two ladies deviously wanting my bed and lying telling the staff that I was intoxicated on the premises. I was forced to leave due to their lies and have had to go through almost five years of homelessness and abuse due to their selfishness. I have to go to the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville Tennessee very frequently to receive plasma infusions for my blood disorder. I have no transportation now because my abuser and his mother took my vehicle from me and refused to get me to my treatments. They had gotten angry because I wouldn't sign a life insurance policy that the two of them wanted to take out on me so they threw me out on the streets again. I am in need of assistance but I don't know where to turn. I have spent the last year in court over an order of protection against my abuser of which the court system repetativly without any punishment. I am interested in all the knowledge and help I can receive in order to get my life back. It is very hard for me to ask for help because I have always loved helping others so very much. I have had many people ask if they could write a novel about my life and at the time I turned it down but now, I would allow it. Thank you very muck for your time. God bless each and every one of you.




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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

AAUW has such a breadth of advocacy issues and programs to support women and girls! I've learned so much through my volunteer work with this organization and am impressed by the high quality programs and research.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

AAUW has been a motivating element in my life. In 2015 I was given a scholarship to attend NCCWSL and it was so incredibly inspiring, filled with women advocates from all walks of life who are dedicated to serving their communities --whatever that might be-- by promoting equality. My involvement in AAUW has already led me to meet fantastic people in my community and in the world, but more importantly it has taught me to keep reaching, to keep striving and to keep believing in the work that women's rights advocates are doing. In this day and age, it is nice to know that their are so many committed people to bringing equality to young American women. Thank you AAUW!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

AAUW is an incredible, supportive organization and the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders met their incredibly high standards. I learned about the true message of feminism, got the chance to interpret American Sign Language for over 1,000 people, and met other women I keep in touch with to this day. NCCWSL 2015 changed the way I look at the world and changed my life forever. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity AAUW gave me by providing me a scholarship for the event. I would highly recommend both the organization and the conference.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

AAUW, is a tremendously great organization which serves in empowering women. As a student leader, my student life director informed me of the National Conference but since I had not the available funds, I was a little skeptical about it. She told me o ahead and apply for the scholarship and I did. I was so grateful and thankful when i received a mail saying I had been awarded. it was a beautiful experience being with other women and empowering each other for a better tomorrow. At the conference, i realized there were many more like me who had been awarded and I only thought yo myself "what a generous organization with a strong and profound vision" Thank you for the opportunity i received

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I got the pleasure and wonderful experience of attending the NCCWSL conference this past may. I got to meet people that foster and bolster the growing ideals I have toward equity for women. I have kept in contact with the people I met and the workshops taught me valuable ways to create a conversation toward inclusion and continuing to advocate and work for women across the world who do not have the means to do for themselves. You get opportunities and chances to impact lives on a daily basis but to condense this memorable experience into a weekend is fantastic, empowering and necessary.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

AAUW helps women from every background locally and nationally. They are trusted by policy makers and can demonstrate that the money given to them, will go directly to help train women and girls and develop research-based materials that will empower women in all parts of the country. We have a powerful AAUW group here in Houston that is assisted by a powerful state and national group.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

NCCWSL was one of the most empowering experiences that I have ever had. I had the pleasure of attending this conference through a scholarship and I am more than grateful for all of the unforgettable memories that I made there! Every woman I met had a unique story to tell, the presenters were amazing, and I made friends that will last a lifetime. There's truly nothing more inspiring than a room full of over 1,000 college women student leaders.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a long-time member of AAUW I am proud of their excellent national advocacy of issues pertaining to women and girls, including support of Title IX, women's health care, equal pay, sexual harassment on campus and equal math and science opportunities for all students, all of which is supported by AAUW's highly respected research. As a volunteer I have lobbied my governor and state legislature for better education and women's access to full health care. In return I have received valuable leadership training, a powerful sense of purpose, and a network of friends across the nation.

 
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