Strategic Plan

AAUW HILO BRANCH

STRATEGIC PLAN –2016 to 2018

MISSION:  Our branch mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research, while also providing members with opportunities for leadership, learning, and networking.

VISION:  Our branch shares and supports the AAUW vision to empower all women and girls to reach their highest potential.

GOAL #1:   Advocate AAUW mission
Strategy:
a- Increase yearly number of AAUW Mission based programs.
b- Pay Equity
c-  Violence against Women 

GOAL #2:    Engage new and current members and maintain retention of existing members.
Strategy:
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 #3:   Strengthen ties with University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) and Hawaii Community College (HCC)
Strategy:
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
Strategy:
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
Strategy:
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.