At our Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) Program trainings, where we partner with local and state Leagues to grow and strengthen the League nationwide, we always finish up with a quick discussion about change.
Register for Council 2013
Registration is now open for Council 2013, to be held on Friday June 14 through Monday, June 17, 2013 at the National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne, VA 20176
Visit the Clearinghouse!
Share Your Study! Find a Study! Looking for inspiration for program planning? Don’t want to reinvent the wheel for your study kit? Curious how other Leagues have approached a tough issue?
Visit http://clearinghouse.lwv.org/ to see League studies from across the country.
What's in a Name? Help Us Name the Members Site!We have taken the first steps toward a new, dynamic members’ website resource built just for League members and Leaders! The new and improved site – it deserves a good name! Unlike Shakespeare, we don’t think this particular rose will smell as sweet with just any name. So, come share your ideas in the “What’s in a Name?” game.
| Sara Sanders
Utilize these sample get-out-the-vote scripts (email and telephone) to customize and send reminders to your social networks, people you’ve helped register, and other contacts. Research shows that sending these reminders are most effective in the final week or few days leading up to Election Day, but it’s a good idea to start planning your outreach now.
Sample GOTV Email Script:
Three Steps for a Smooth Election Day
We know you have been working overtime hosting registration drives, planning voters’ guides, hosting debates and printing helpful materials for voters in your communities. And while the end is in sight, our work does not stop until Election Day has come and gone.
LWVEF urges Leagues to take the following steps to ensure voters are ready for Election Day and are able to overcome any problems they encounter at the polls.
Press release template to spread the word about VOTE411 in your community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [YOUR NAME]
| Gretchen Knell
VOTE411.org has a new widget! The widget comes in two versions, both are available for your use. Both logos have a width of 202 px and a height of 288. Simple installation code is available for download. Also available is a new QR code for use on promotional materials to direct users to VOTE411.org
Download the attached press release template and customize for use in your community this fall. Make sure the local media knows about your great work to engage new voters in 2012!
When planning your own League's fundraising, please consult the LWVUS/EF Direct Marketing Schedule. The LWVUS Development Office is pleased to share with you the FY 2012-13 LWVUS/Education Fund Direct Marketing schedule for direct mail and telemarketing. Download the schedule below to share with your Development chairs to assist planning for your League's fundraising activities.
Questions should be directed to Rose Simmons, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO: League Presidents
FROM: Mary G. Wilson, President
RE: Resorces for Leaders
On behalf of the LWVUS Board and staff, I would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment in furthering the mission and ideals of the League of Women Voters by serving as a League leader. We are pleased to share with you several tools to assist you in your leadership role, and we hope that you will share these with other leaders in your League.
While League has always been more than a “women’s organization,” our founding and our history make it only natural that we should acknowledge and mark certain milestones for women. This document contains a list of suggested activities that Leagues could implement anytime, but might be planned around one of these milestones as the “hook” to spark wider interest.