AAUW

Rating: 4.84 stars   222 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Philanthropy, Women

Location: 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: The Educational Opportunities Fund (#4336) Supports educational and lifelong learning opportunities. The Legal Advocacy Fund (#3999) Supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination. The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund (#9170) Supports AAUW research to provide analysis, data and accurate information about issues that are important to women and girls. The Public Policy Fund (#4337) Supports advocacy for public policies and laws that are fair to women. The Leadership Programs Fund (#4339) Supports programs that develop women's potential to lead in their schools, communities and country.
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EIN 52-6037388
1800-326-2289
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

AAUW exists to provide a support network and advocacy group for women affiliated with the historically patricarchal world of higher education, providing women, like myself, with a network of colleagues who share experiences and support each other. The publications and listserv sponsored by AAUW are refreshing reminders not only of how far women have come in this field, but that there is more work to be done.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

AAUW is a powerful organization that empowers women across the country. I recently participated in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders hosted by AAUW and it was a life-changing event. AAUW is a pioneer in the field of addressing women's issues and is a phenomenal organization that serves countless women.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional fundraiser for more than 28 years, I have always been impressed with the high calibre of care and commitment AAUW takes in allocating their charitable monies. Branch members from across the country work to raise funds for fellowships, research, community projects, equity, advocacy and leadership - - all focused on helping women break through barriers. Branch members also serve on the allocation teams that review hundreds of applications to select the most appropriate recipients. It is a process all can be proud of and as a 39 year member of AAUW, I certainly am! It is philanthropy that puts our mission in action!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I wasn't always a leader. I wanted to be, but it took awhile to develop my skills - - and AAUW helped me do that. Now I have had the pleasure of serving AAUW in two states and five different branches in a variety of leadership roles. I never worry about having friends - - no matter where I am, AAUW is there. AAUW offers women the opportunities needed in today's world to stay current, stay connected and stay involved in making important changes for the good of all. As a national organization, it is a prominent voice in legislative affairs impacting women and I can add my voice through AAUW's Two-Minute Activist! Easy and fast! I've worked with AAUW members in their twenty's and those in thier nineties! ALL were a part of AAUW because they want to make a difference for women and girls. I'm proud to be one of them!

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

As a board members over the years, I was often in charge of fundraising for the fellowship funds and national projects. From those early beginnings, I was able to transfer skills into the wonderful world of fundraising and have been a profissional fundraiser for more than 26 years now. I owe AAUW a lot!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Staying on top of current issues impacting women and families, making great friends, building leadership skills and making a difference for women.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

SUPER!! 5-Star folks all the way!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help even more women realize their educational dreams!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a higher education professional for thirty years, matriarch of an all female family and researcher in women's issues I am very grateful for the efforts of AAUW at all levels. As a bonafide advocate for women and girls, AAUW became my go-to place for truthful representation of women's rights. I benefited from the research done by their staff as I was writing my book on the status of women and women's issues. The information was well founded and gave me documentation I needed to prove my points. The Leadership development programs such as NCCWSL (National Conference for College Women Student Leaders) and Campus Women Win are also near and dear to my heart since they provide experiences and tools to women for success in a very competitive society. I commend AAUW for their advocacy, research and overall ability to raise awareness about the successes and challenges to all areas relevant and important to the well being of women and girls.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have belong to AAUW for almost 30 years. It has been my way to connect with women when I moved to 3 different states--women that I knew could help me meet other women and develop professional and personal networks.

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

In each state I was able to tap AAUW resources to help start an adult literacy program, encourage mentors of young girls, support women through the Legal Advocacy Fund, and provide me with a travelship to attend an international women's conference. AAUW is a consistent reliable source of information and it stays true to its focus on education and equity for women and girls.

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

Continue to make programs accessible to younger women.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

AAUW chapters across Arkansas have been instrumental in helping the Women's Foundation of Arkansas's Girls of Promise program introduce girls to women role models for over 10 years. We're thrilled to continue to receive financial and volunteer support from these women who are wonderful role models themselves!

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

I've worked with AAUW members as volunteers at Girls of Promise conferences and as committee members. I was so impressed with the organization that I joined it!

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

I cannot think of anything I would change.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I belong to the Cabrillo-Diego chapter of AAUW and we raise runds from the membership each year to send girls to Tech Trek, the summer technology/science camp. I'm very proud of our members' response to our appeals for donations. We have grown fro funding a few girls to this year being able to send 8 girls to camp, well on our way to 9. The girls tell us the experience is life changing, opening doors to them they never dreamed of, giving them a glimpse of what they can be, what they can do in the fields of science and technology. We encourage our members to consider this their charitable donation of the year and experience the joy of changing a young woman's life. It's the best feeling in the world!

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

hearing the stories of the young women who attend the summer camp, how their lives have changed because of the experience, and how grateful they are for this opportunity.

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

...increase our membership so more women can participate in reaching their hand to the next generation.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I love AAUW and their commitment to women and girls. AAUW follows through with scholarships for all girls regardless of race or color. KUDOS to AAUW and keep up the good work!!!When you educate a girl you educate a natiion. Peace

E.Bentley

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

Receiving information that will help women and girls by providing them with scholarships to start or continue th eir higher education.

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

In this particular city, I would make it more diverse.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I received a generous AAUW International Fellowship for my graduate study at Case Western Reserve University, which provided me with a comprehensive training. As a result, over the years, I have been able to serve Girls and Women along with their families as an educator, administrator, and a licensed clinical social worker in hospitals, schools and now private practice in mental health services. Higher education and training for women and girls empower them in a very fundamental way to bring changes to the world for better. I appreciate what AAUW continues to do globally.

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

As mentioned above. I have been able to reach out to many women and girls through my professions.

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

I have no suggestions at this point.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I've been an AAUW member since my early 30s, and have benefitted so much from this organization. As a middle school science teacher, I received their Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship and $15,000 to have a wonderful afterschool science club for girls. They continued as confident and science loving high school and college students! I also taught in the first CA Tech Trek for Girls at Stanford. This was Marie Wolbach's dreamchild of a week of classes and meeting women with interesting professons on a college campus for deserving middle school girls. It grew to 8 other college sites and I've taught at the San Diego campus and the Whittier campus for 5 more years. AAUW has made a tremendous difference in my life as a teacher and as a woman.

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

See review above.

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

Try to engage younger women; but the reality is that most have too much on their plate until they retire.

 
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