Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
210 Reviews
1234.852385
Previous | Next
Write A Review
September 20, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

more

September 20, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I have served in many roles in AAUW. I am a second generation member brought to membership by my mother under the proviso that I would be a branch member for one year on her dime just to get to know the organization. To say I was reluctant is an understatement but I did it and by the end of the year I was a life member, asked to join the state board and my branch board and on my way to eventually serving on the national board. In between time I received a Community Action grant and was able with the assistance of many other members to put on the first Statewide Educational Roundtable on Shortchanging America - Shortchanging African American Girls followed by a similar local roundtable focused on Shortchanging Hispanic American Girls. The Shortchanging Research provided the impetus for both of these events. Every dollar that I give goes toward research, leadership development and bringing more equity to the women and girls of America and the world. I have always found that both my money and my volunteer efforts have been well used and respected. I have personally gained from the opportunities in leadership development as well as the feeling of empowerment as AAUW has positively changed the world for women and girls. Each role that I have had - member, volunteer, grant recipient, life long learner, leader and donor - is important to me but I count donor as the most important because it is through my donations that I feel I have the greatest long term impact. Thanks, Paula Jean Yukna

Ways to make it better...

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

Continue to grow our on line presence and on campus.

More feedback...

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?

2013

October 23, 2012

more


1 previous review
April 12, 2011

AAUW is a nationwide community of educated women who work to break down barriers for all women and girls. Being the first member of my family to receive a college degree, I know firsthand how importa... more

October 23, 2012

AAUW Funds is a way to be a HIP benefactor. It is High Impact Giving that maximizes my gift for the highest impact for women and girls. I am proud to be a member of the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle that has helped fund the latest AAUW research: "Graduating to a Pay Gap". As a member of the giving circle I can move beyond being an individual benefactor and be an active partner with this phenomenal organization. My individual giving is exponentially greater through this group and enables me to break down barriers for all women and girls. Research and philanthropy go hand in hand, but AAUW Funds also touch women scholars, legal advocacy, and help increase participation by women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and Math). This is only the tip of the AAUW funding iceberg!

More feedback...

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?

2012

April 12, 2011

AAUW is a nationwide community of educated women who work to break down barriers for all women and girls. Being the first member of my family to receive a college degree, I know firsthand how important an education can be. Working with an incredibly talented staff of researchers, public policy advocates, and development strategists, AAUW is continuing a legacy of 130 years of committment to education, advocacy, research and philanthropy. One girl and woman at a time, in one local community at a time, AAUW continues to open doors and keep equity in the forefront.

The Great!

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

the touching stories of LAF litigants, AAUW fellows and advocates like Lilly Ledbetter.

Ways to make it better...

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

continue to keep its legacy stong and its visibility prominent!

May 18, 2012

more

May 18, 2012

I have been a member and leader in AAUW since 1987. It is an amazing group of women who accomplish great things in support of women and girls. It has given me terrific leadership opportunities and wonderful friends. Go AAUW.

More feedback...

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 27, 2011

more

September 27, 2011

I am gratified by AAUW's growing impact in equity issues for women and girls. I have examined the 990s and feel my donations are being used in a productive and ethical way.

The Great!

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

Several meetings and other activities.

Ways to make it better...

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

Spread the word that AAUW is powerful force in Washington that can affect social and public policy.

March 11, 2011

more

March 11, 2011

I was honored to be a recipient of the AAUW's prestigious Education Fellowship. Having this fellowship provided financial support for finishing my doctoral research on what undermines women from sustaining physical activity motivation and participation. The year I had the fellowship, I traveled around my state and spoke to a handful of local AAUW groups to share my dissertation findings.

The dedication and passion that AAUW members have was evident and I enjoyed learning more about AAUW in the process.

One thing I did learn that was concerning to me was that most college-aged women I spoke to at my university had never heard about the AAUW.

My hope for AAUW is that they are able to hook into the younger generation on college campuses to further strengthen the group.

My research, partially funded by the AAUW, has been a platform for my professional success! I feel very fortunate.

Sincerely,
Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH
www.michellesegar.com

The Great!

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

My work greatly benefited from receiving the AAUW fellowship. It permitted me to finish my dissertation!

Ways to make it better...

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

Become more relevant to younger women.

March 10, 2011

more

March 10, 2011

I joined AAUW as I was completing my MA as a member at large, in 1980. Since that time I've been an active member and officer in both Ohio and Texas. The various fundraising efforts in all the branches I've belonged to are focused directly on helping other women achieve their higher educational goals. Everytime I hear one of the women speak who received AAUW assistance to achieve her goals, I'm so gratified that I belong to a national and local organization that can work so hard to make donations that will make such a difference in so many lives.

The Great!

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

I have served at both the branch and state levels, and attended multiple state and national conventions. I know how important it is to continue raising funds to help more and more women excel academically.

Ways to make it better...

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

Recognize the many volunteer and monetary contributions made by the branches. Some branch members do not feel a strong connection to AAUW as a national organization.

March 9, 2011

more

March 9, 2011

AAUW has provided me a life time of leadership opportunities that eventually lead to my career as an Executive Director of a Foundation supporting youth development. For nearly 20 years I was a stay at home mother doing volunteer service activities, but with 2 or my 3 sons in college, it was time to go back into the work force. The leadership skills learned at the community and state level in AAUW opened the door for me at the University. We often say volunteers can go back to work after being out of the workforce for extended periods of time. In my case it is true. As a result I have included AAUW in my estate plan.

The Great!

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

watching individuals continue their education and communities receiving grants to impact the lives of women and girls.

Ways to make it better...

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

More actively recruit students while they are still on campus or just prior to graduation. It worked for me to join a year after college.

Previous | Next
Write A Review

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers