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March 11, 2012
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March 11, 2011

AAUW launched a whole new career for me in public speaking and public policy advocacy. I gained expertise and confidence after being invited to speak at some meetings and conventions. The personal sup... more

March 11, 2012
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So proud to be a member: in the past year of buildup of attacks on what we thought were long-established rights and freedoms for women, AAUW is taking lead in coordinating women's voting projects, media campaigns, legal challenges, support for organizations providing health care and other social services to women. Lobbying for equal pay and other issues on Capitol Hill and at the White House has focused attention on AAUW. AAUW staff have also modeled campaigns against street harassment, and use of social media to educate people on women's issues. The scholarship program practices what AAUW preaches about education al opportunity for women. International outreach is also on the rise. Such a dynamic organization, so committed, so well managed!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 11, 2011

AAUW launched a whole new career for me in public speaking and public policy advocacy. I gained expertise and confidence after being invited to speak at some meetings and conventions. The personal support and the resources on the website, as well as the networking, have allowed me to use my law degree in a whole new way. Serving as an officer has helped develop leadership skills.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Serving as a volunteer for our Dare to Dream conference for young Latinas and their moms; gaining support for women's causes when I have spoken to AAUW branches; learning a great deal more about women's history; gaining understanding of women in other countries by knowing what to ask when I travel.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Strengthen international ties (which in turn might help promote more diversity); strengthen ties to local chapters of other women's organizations which share similar goals.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More volunteer recognition from National

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Both personal and professional development, and of course, friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I can make a difference for women coming up behind me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 30, 2011

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September 30, 2011

AAUW provides women and girls all over the world and at all levels of education with the support they need to do great things. AAUW has been there to support everything from title IX to Roe v. Wade to preventing sexual harassment and bullying in our schools. AAUW has my vote as the leading women's organization in the US.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 29, 2011

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September 29, 2011

As an educator and advocate for women, I found the perfect organization in AAUW. That was 30 years ago. With its research on women's issues, its advocacy and action projects designed to have a positive impact on those issues, AAUW has changed the lives of countless women in this country and in other parts of the world. Whether it be sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, domestic violence, women's reproductive health, and a plethera of other issues, AAUW is there as advocates for and allies to women and girls. Education- teaching women about resources and strategies to confront these issues - is the common theme. AAUW research on campus sexual harassment helps student and faculty learn how to deal with and work to eliminate the problem. AAUW research on the underrepresentation of women in government spawned on campus training sessions called "Elect Her." AAUW research on the gender wage gap resulted in salary negotiations workshops on campuses. Most impressive to me, I would say, is the millions of dollars for scholarships and fellowships to ensure that hundreds of women from America and countries far and wide can pursue graduate degress and important research. This is an organization that I am proud to belong to, proud to volunteer for, and proud to support financially. You should do the same.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 28, 2011

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September 28, 2011

AAUW has been involved in education for 130 years, since its founding. AAUW gives over 3.7 million dollar yearly to wommen both in USA and worldwide to continue their education . These educated women use their knowledege and skills learned to make this a better world for us all.

Two very
close friends of mine have received funds from AAUW to continue their studies. One in the encironmental sciences. Tthe other in counculing students to understand themselves better and plan for their futures. These women exemplify Education 4 All.

AAUW advocates for education, both locally & nationally. AAUW's Public Policy Program approved by the memmbership supports a strong system of public education and advocates for "adequate and equitable funding for quality public education for all students." Our 100,00 members believe in and value education. They are advocates for federal and state legislation that brings all facets of edcation to people. They raise money for local scholarships as well as the Educational Opportunities Fund. They work with children and adults individually to further their education.

Education in its many aspects is the keystone of AAUW.





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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The satisffaction I gain from making a difference in the lives of people who have benefited fro our educational programs. I've seen the difference Title IX enforcement has made to my friends children and grand children.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more people to join to carry on the valuable educational work that we do.

September 22, 2011

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September 22, 2011

I joined the American Association of University Women years ago to meet like-minded women and to have on-going educational opportunities. AAUW has met these goals and given me so much more!
AAUW is an organization of dedicated and talented members, working together to break through barriers,
so women and girls have equal opportunities. I want the world to be a better place for future generations.

Thanks AAUW!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many volunteer projects that I have worked on.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue increase membership.

September 22, 2011

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July 20, 2011

AAUW, American Association of University Women, is the most dynamic organization I have ever belonged to. I am so proud to be a member, a State Officer from Kentucky and also a member of the National... more

September 22, 2011

I volunteer for AAUW in a National Committee role, a state board member and hold a local office. I was asked to join AAUW 3 years ago - an organization I knew nothing about, but have grown to love their causes and the individuals who make up the organziation. I see their mission statement advancing the equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research in action. After attending the National Conference in Washington DC in June, I came away energized wanting to do all I could for the organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have followed the legal cases they are fighting to make a difference and see what an impact they have on lives. I see what an impact they are having in STEM programs throughout the country. What great educational programs they offer!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would see that the word gets out about AAUW, their mission and what they had to offer.

July 20, 2011

AAUW, American Association of University Women, is the most dynamic organization I have ever belonged to. I am so proud to be a member, a State Officer from Kentucky and also a member of the National Fundraising Committee. This organization advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. It's membership has in the past and will continue in the future to break through education and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. For 130 years, we have worked towards educational, social, economic, and political equality for women. For more information on becoming a member, please visit AAUW's website: aauw.org.



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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I just recently returned from the National Convention and learned what I did not know about AAUW. It was a great experience to see and hear AAUW in action from the legal advocacy to lobbying on Capitol Hill.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would find ways to get the word out more on what they are doing. More articles need to be submitted to newspapers, etc. It is a great organization, but had a not been invited to join a few years ago, I did not even know it existed.

September 21, 2011

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September 21, 2011

I joined AAUW to give back to my community and to support their mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. What I received in return was friendship with like-minded women and the knowledge that I was helping to make a difference for women and girls both in my local area, as well as nationally. As a fisheries biologist in a male dominated field, it was important to me that they worked at widening the pipeline for female students to enter the highly-employable fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

observing the difference it has made in the lives of girls and women. I've seen the spark in a girl's eye when she witnessed a chemical reaction before her own eyes and decided to pursue a career in science. I've seen the difference that our financial and moral support has meant to a Legal Advocacy Fund plantiiff fighting a gender discrimination case with a large university. I've learned how our international fellows have made a difference when they returned to their home country.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work on giving it a louder voice so everyone could learn about the the wide array of activities they are doing and the issues they are tacklling to make a difference for women and girls by promoting education.

July 23, 2011

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July 23, 2011

My mother was active in AAUW all her adult life. I am happy to carry on the tradition. And, I have been honored to be on both the giving and the receiving sides of the equation. While in college, I received a grant from AAUW which enabled a year of my education. It came at a time that made all the difference to me. Thank you, AAUW.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Improving the self-esteem of women who have been battered and abused. Our chapter collected hand bags, filled them with needed "goodies", and gave them to our Women's Crisis Center.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of changes that I would like to see in AAUW.

July 20, 2011

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July 20, 2011

AAUW is the organization that helped me "find my voice". I learned my leadership and public speaking skills through my years as a volunteer. I started at the local level and worked my way up through the state and then to the National level of leadership. I have made presentations to many large groups and I never knew I had that skill until I was "forced" into many public speaking situations. I am most proud of the 30-minute political tv show in which I went up against the Governor's attorney on the topic of Affirmative Action and "quotas". Without the support and guidance of AAUW members and staff, I believe that I would still be a classroom teacher who would have done nothing outside of the classroom to affect change for women and girls. AAUW made me the advocate that I am for breaking down barriers for ALL women and girls!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen how our public policy work at the state and national level has improved the lives for women and girls. My career change is a direct result of my involement with AAUW and my need to affect change in our world.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a better way to spread the word far and wide so that we can increase our visibility and membership. This organzation can be life changing for those who are willing to be involved.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Open membership to all people who believe in the Mission and the Vision of AAUW.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Being a member of AAUW changed the course of my life.....and it has been a great change!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel like I have a valuable voice for equity.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 20, 2011

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July 20, 2011

AAUW has been an inspiration to people in our area for many years. They have promoted the benefits of being civic minded and publically promoted the right to vote to women. They educate young women on women's history and how far women have come over the years. Many women still don't understand that they make an average of .77 cents on the dollar while their male counterpart is making the whole $1.00. AAUW has brought awarenss and encouragement to women across the country by promoting pay equity, safe work and school environment and many other issues concerning women. Without AAUW, women would fall even further behind their male counterparts. AAUW allows women to network with other women. This provides mentors when a situation proves to be unfair and unjust.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The networking of other women has encouraged and allowed me to use my voice when I've found myself in unjust situation. Because of AAUW, I have learned that using my voice to right a wrong is not only politically correct, it is necessary to move me and other women forward. Moving from a big city to a rural community was like taking a step back in history. Having a supportive network of AAUW women allowed me develop personal skills.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would promote the name AAUW and what it stands for more. I believe there are many people out there that are unware of this organization. To increase membership, we need name recognition.

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