Presentation on theme: "AAUW Funds Facts you need: It is important to totally understand the Funds area to be successful. Presenters: Tena Gallagher and Roseann Krane."— Presentation transcript:
AAUW Funds Facts you need: It is important to totally understand the Funds area to be successful. Presenters: Tena Gallagher and Roseann Krane
AAUW Position Description: AAUW Funds, Development, or Fundraising Chair Core Responsibilities: Promote and oversee growth of AAUW’s mission through a fundraising plan with goals and measureable outcomes. Understand all facets of AAUW Funds philanthropic programs, fund names and numbers. Work with AAUW program and membership priorities. Consult with the state AAUW Funds chair regarding AAUW philanthropic structure, objectives, and contributions management. Disseminate AAUW research & fundraising updates to board.
Funds Responsibilities continued: Submit all contributions generated by fundraising in a timely manner to the national office. Help to identify potential donors and opportunities for building fundraising capacity, including collaborative partnerships with other organizations. Encourage attendance at AAUW Funds luncheon in the Fall. Encourage help with unfinished California endowments.
Monthly Duties July-August – Prepare budget needs, checking account transactions, and income statement from previous years figures – Write introduction on funds for newsletter September-October-November – Prepare and send letter asking for funds from individual members – Send monthly article on different aspects of funds for each newsletter during September to May – Publish availability of fellowships and funds July-August – Prepare budget needs, checking account transactions, and income statement from previous years figures – Write introduction on funds for newsletter September-October-November – Prepare and send letter asking for funds from individual members – Send monthly article on different aspects of funds for each newsletter during September to May – Publish availability of fellowships and funds
Monthly Duties, continued December 1 – Send Funds donation to national and copy to state Funds Director February 15 – Submit to AAUW-CA names for a Named Gift (one per $750.00) to state – way to honor your members who work hard for the branch Can nominate member for state named gift – the state gives only one per year to an outstanding state member During months September to May – Help fund raising for Funds – In May check certificates for accuracy for branch members and present them to members
AAUW Funds Major Donors Designations Platinum Circle ($50,000-$100,000) President’s Circle ($10,000-$25,000) Director’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999) Leader’s Circle ($2,500-$4,999) Friends of AAUW ($1000-$2,499) Equity Circle ($500-$999) Chocolate Club ($300-$499) Second Century Club ($200-$299) Century Club ($100-$199)
Request a Fellow Speaker Having a Fellow come speak at your event is motivating to members. You may have one fellow speaker every two years. Two branches could meet together so every year a fellow would come to speak. Forms are on state site at ViewByTopic&categoryid=14&title=AAUW Funds
GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTING A FELLOW: Do not contact fellow or grant recipients directly. No expenses should be incurred by the fellow. Branches must offer a minimum honorarium of $50. Transportation (.50/mile) or public transportation paid. Must provide overnight accommodation, if necessary. Speaker’s meal must be provided, if applicable. Allow a minimum of 20 minutes to speak.
When you fund raise Take advantage of our entire area If appealing to all members in your area as well as local community, you will generate more funds Take a look at the distances between our branches Often working together will be beneficial to all ASAP publicize to media and neighboring branches
Branches in our local area Based from Alamo where I live there are 13 branches within 16 miles: A. Branch: CA0154-Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek - [Distance 1.69 miles] B. Branch: CA0083-Pleasant Hill-Martinez - [Distance 5.03 miles] C. Branch: CA0021-Concord - [Distance 5.94 miles] D. Branch: CA0072-Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette, Inc. - [Distance 6.97 miles] E. Branch: CA0005-Delta Contra Costa - [Distance 8.76 miles] F. Branch: CA0070-Oakland-Piedmont - [Distance miles] G. Branch: CA0171-Benicia-Vallejo - [Distance miles] H. Branch: CA0013-Berkeley Inc. - [Distance miles] I. Branch: CA0189-San Ramon - [Distance miles] J. Branch: CA0090-West Contra Costa - [Distance miles] K. Branch: CA0039-Hayward-Castro Valley Inc. - [Distance miles] L. Branch: CA0165-Clayton - [Distance miles] M. Branch: CA0128-Alameda - [Distance miles] N. Branch: CA0048-Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin Distance - [ miles]
Making an Impact for Women and Girls AAUW is a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Your membership makes AAUW’s powerful voice even stronger on critical issues affecting women and girls. Share this thought while representing Funds to promote more giving. Promote AAUW programs with tax-deductible gifts to AAUW Funds.
Support your favorite AAUW programs with tax- deductible gifts to AAUW Funds. Giving to AAUW Funds (#9110) is one way to provide general support to AAUW, our 501(c)(3) organization. We also make it possible for you to restrict your tax-deductible gifts to specific funds or programs. By giving to AAUW Funds, you receive the benefit of a tax-deduction and you make the biggest impact on women and girls who are working for their fair chance.
AAUW’s Impact Internationally
AAUW’s Impact Across the Country
AAUW’s Impact in California
AAUW Funds California had 45 fellowships and grant recipients and 9 members served on selection panels 45 Colleges and Universities are members. 12 California women attended the National Conference for college women student leaders. (NCCWSL) 28 attorneys provides pro bono reduced or contingency fee serves to those referred by AAUW.
The Legal Advocacy Fund (#3999) The Legal Advocacy Fund supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination. Some of LAF’s programs include Legal Case Support, which protects LAF plaintiffs by supporting workplace sex discrimination cases. LAF Case Support Travel Grants, which can provides programs delivered by LAF plaintiffs and lawyers. Campus Outreach Projects, which protect college students from discrimination, harassment, and assault through on-campus program grants.
The Educational Opportunities Fund (#4336) The Educational Opportunities Fund supports educational and lifelong learning opportunities that give women a chance for a lifetime of success. Some of our programs include: Fellowships and Grants: There are hundreds of endowed fund numbers, each for a specific fellowship, career development grant, community action grant, or selected professions award. The Fellows Alumnae Initiative, which inspires women by providing access to the network of past and current AAUW fellows and grantees. AAUW National Tech Trek, which educates and inspires eighth grade girls across the country in science, technology, engineering, and math through weeklong camps.
The Public Policy Fund (#4337) The Public Policy Fund supports advocacy for public policies and laws that are fair to women. Public policy programs include: Government Relations: AAUW advocates on Capitol Hill and in the White House, ensuring that our voices are heard in the halls of Congress and at the tables of power when decisions that affect women and girls are made. Civic Engagement, which helps women act as their own advocates by providing members with the information and tools to build robust woman-to-woman voter registration and turnout drives in their communities. Field Organizing, which engages individuals and branches in public policy advocacy through Impact Grants, Action Network, the Two-Minute Activist program, and Washington Update.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund (#9170) The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund supports AAUW research to provide analysis, data, and accurate information about issues that are important to women and girls. Past reports include Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2010), Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011), The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (2012), and Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Gradation (2012).
The Leadership Programs Fund (#4339) The Leadership Programs Fund (#4339) supports programs that develop women’s potential to lead in their schools, communities, and country. Leadership programs include: The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders held annually in Washington, D.C. Campus Action Projects: AAUW awards grants to deliver programs guided by the findings and recommendations of AAUW research to address a gender-based issue in their community. Elect Her, which teaches leaders the skills they need to run for student government. This program successfully increases the number of women who are involved in making decisions that affect all students on campus
How to Make a Donation Please make all checks payable to AAUW Funds. If you prefer to restrict your gift to a specific fund, please indicate the name or number of the fund in the memo section of your check or any accompanying document and mail to AAUW, P.O. Box 98045, Washington, DC Or you can contribute online. If you have any questions about giving to AAUW or would like to receive information about including AAUW in your estate plans, please contact national at or contact them by Contributions to all of these programs are fully tax deductible.
Fundraising Ideas: To assist in your fundraising efforts, we wanted to share a few popular fundraisers from our home states. We hope they inspire you and give you ideas to share with your members. Contact information is provided when possible. Make sure you let us know how things go! Happy Fundraising! Arts and Antiques | Auctions | Food Sales | Luncheons and Socials | Product Sales | Raffles | Tours and House Walks | Volunteering | Walks | Yard Sales Another avenue is to procure matching funds from your place of work. See details at
How to Find AAUW Fundraising Resources Go to AAUW.org Click on Resources Click on Guides Click on Fundraising Click on Development and Fundraising Resources
Two New Funds Added Recently – International project grant is $50,000 for those who were previously awarded so they can return to their country and put their project to action – Leadership Opportunity Fund is $100,000 where you can assign a name
Legacy Circle Legacy Circle has no minimum amount – just make AAUW as part of your giving plan Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle