AAUW HILO BRANCH
STRATEGIC PLAN –2016 to 2018
VISION: Our branch shares and supports the AAUW vision to be“a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls”.
MISSION: Our branch mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research, while providing members with leadership, learning, and networking opportunities.
GOAL #1: Engage new and current members and maintain retention of existing members.
a- Welcome, include and validate members.
b- Encourage members to attend interest groups and get more involved. c- Choose projects that embrace diversity in membership and programs that excite and engage members, as well as foster positive community changes.
d- Solicit new members on an on-going basis with an emphasis to increase diversity in age and other demographics.
GOAL #2: Advocate AAUW mission
a- Increase yearly number of AAUW Mission based programs.
b- Pay Equity
c- Violence against Women
GOAL #3: Strengthen ties with University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) and Hawaii Community College (HCC)
a- Mentorship Program
b- Increase visibility on campus
c- Liaison with UHH Women’s Center & UHH Gender & Women’s Studies Program
d- Increase Free e-student Affiliate Memberships.
GOAL #4: Increase the presence of AAUW in the community
a- Cultivate partnerships & identify community groups that have similar mission goals.
b- Determine community needs and address specific issues.
c- Increase awareness of social issues.
d- Explore more use of web technologies and social networks.
GOAL #5: Increase advancing Educational Opportunities
a- Scholarships offered for women attending UH Hilo with at least a Junior status or Post Grad based on a “rubric template” .
b- Increase the annual Scholarship Funding through event fundraising.
c- Continue our annual appeal program to increase our own Hilo Branch 501 ( c) (3) Scholarship Funding program.