AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 (previously 402) was designed to assist AAUW state organizations, branches and other affiliated entities to raise funds to support AAUW’s mission of advancing gender equity. The information on the page and associated links will help fundraising leaders stay up-to-date and preserve their nonprofit status. AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 was written by the AAUW Fundraising Committee in consultation with AAUW staff and approved by the AAUW Board of Directors and took effect on July 1, 2014. The policy explains what AAUW and the IRS expect from AAUW members when they are fundraising in AAUW’s name. Also see the frequently asked questions listed below for detailed guidance.
Fundraising Policy 502 explains what AAUW and the IRS expect of AAUW members when they are raising funds for and administering local scholarship programs. It was written by the AAUW Fundraising Committee with consultation from AAUW staff and legal counsel and approved by the AAUW Board of Directors in April 2014.
Collaborations Policy 600 provides guidance to branch leaders on working with people at other organizations to raise awareness of issues and achieve common objectives.
AAUW Greatest Needs Fund (9110)
This fund allows AAUW to respond rapidly, in our communications and advocacy, to critical issues affecting women as they emerge — whether it’s a new threat to Title IX, an opportunity to partner with employers, or the dawn of a social justice movement like #MeToo. When donations are not restricted to fellowships or specific projects, we have the dollars we need to pivot as the national dialogue shifts — and get our work covered by major media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN and Fortune.
Greatest Needs is also what fuels our groundbreaking research and effective advocacy work to pass fair-pay laws and other key equity legislation.
Giving to Greatest Needs is a great way to ensure AAUW’s continued visibility, relevance and sustainability. On the donation form, please select “Use my gift where it’s needed most” to contribute to this important fund.