2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan

MISSION
To advance gender equity for women and girls through education and
advocacy.

VISION

To empower women and girls.

MEMBERSHIP
Goal: Retain current members and assimilate new members into the branch.
Strategies:

  1. Develop a Membership Committee
  2. Collect and report activity and interest group involvement from group
    chairs
  3. Support the creation of new activity/interest groups
  4. Contact inactive members
  5. Co-ordinate New Member Coffee
  6. Organize an orientation and follow-up event(s) for new members
  7. Participate in AAUW Texas Membership Conference Calls and access resources on AAUW national and AAUW Texas websites

LEADERSHIP
Goal: Recruit and train branch leaders
Strategies:

  1. Use activity group chairs and co-chairs to identify potential leaders in the branch
  2. Ensure all leadership roles (elected board positions, appointed board positions and activity group chairs) have clear job descriptions
  3. Provide training for elected board positions, appointed board positions and activity group chairs
  4. Encourage attendance at AAUW state and national conventions, conferences and workshops
  5. Select Nominating Committee and equip members with resources

PUBLIC POLICY
Goal: Inform the membership about and encourage advocacy for current issues and legislation identified by AAUW
Strategies

  1. Develop a Public Policy Committee
  2. Educate members about AAUW Public Policy Priorities
  3. Encourage members to use national and branch websites and AAUW social media
  4. Encourage use of Two-Minute Activist
  5. Communicate AAUW issues to Texas and national legislators
  6. Recruit members to become Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars
  7. Attend AAUW Texas Legislative Day
  8. Participate in AAUW Texas Public Policy Conference Calls and access resources on AAUW national and AAUW Texas websites

PROGRAM
Goal: Provide mission-based programs in support of life-long learning
Strategies:

  1. Develop a Program Committee
  2. Solicit program ideas from committees, interest groups, and individual members
  3. Participate in AAUW Texas Program Conference Calls and access resources on AAUW national and AAUW Texas websites

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Goal: Conduct community outreach projects that promote education and
economic security for women and girls
Strategies:

  1. Develop a Community Outreach Committee
  2. Assess the sustainability of Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics
  3. Investigate the possibility of holding Start Smart and/or Work Smart Workshops
  4. Continue support of the Rice Student Affiliate
  5. Assess the possibility of developing affiliates at other area universities and community colleges

PHILANTHROPY
Goal: Promote and increase support for AAUW Funds and Baker-Telfer Scholarship
Strategies for AAUW Funds:

  1. Develop a Funds Committee chaired by the VP and Co-VP of Funds
  2. Inform branch members of the purposes of AAUW Funds
  3. Set annual goal for AAUW Funds and plan a fundraising activity
  4. Participate in AAUW Texas Funds Conference Calls and access resources on AAUW national and AAUW Texas websites

Strategies for Baker-Telfer Scholarship

  1. Develop a Baker-Telfer Scholarship Committee
  2. Conduct outreach to school districts to promote the scholarship
  3. Set annual goal for scholarship fund and plan a fundraising activity
  4. Maintain communication with Baker Telfer Scholarship recipients