Direct Mail Policies


Rental and Exchange of Donor Lists

The development staff is authorized to rent or exchange the non-member and nationally-recruited member donor lists to meet the fundraising goals of the LWVUS/LWVEF.

Support or Opposition to Political Nominees


Under very special circumstances, the LWVUS may support or oppose political appointments to federal office with the direct approval of the LWVUS board.  If the board is not to meet in time for the matter to be considered, the board shall be polled by telephone or email. 

The LWVUS may oppose a nominee only when the nominee clearly has no qualifications for the job—not when the nominee merely holds positions that differ from those of the LWVUS. 

Selection Criteria for International Travel

From time to time, opportunities to participate in programs involving international travel are made available to League members.  These include programs sponsored by the LWVUS/LWVEF, by the federal government and by other organizations.  

The process for selecting League participants for such programs shall be as open and inclusive as possible, and both LWVUS/LWVEF board members and non-board members shall be eligible to participate. 

Online National Voter Service Policy

Comprehensive voter information is central to the core mission of the League of Women Voters Education Fund and the LWVEF must continue to take advantage of new technology to engage the public, therefore:

A. The League is committed to maintaining a national online voter education resource which provides general and state specific information including, but not limited to, any or all of the following:

Criteria for Approving Requests for Action

The LWVUS board adopts annually a set of legislative priorities to guide its advocacy work in Congress.  The goals are:

•     to enhance the League's effectiveness by concentrating resources on priority issues.

•     to build the League's credibility and visibility by projecting a focused and consistent image.

•     to ensure that the League has sufficient issue and political expertise to act knowledgeably.

Coalitions and Partnerships

The appropriate board (or the Executive Committee, when timing is critical) must explicitly approve LWVUS or LWVEF membership in all formal coalitions and partnerships as well as the acceptance of a League position on the board/advisory board of another organization.  Formal coalitions are those that have permission to use the League name. 

Biennial Program Assessment


Procurement Policy

Three or more bids are required for all jobs, except for individual consultants, as described below.  Every attempt shall be made to solicit bids from minority and woman-owned businesses and union shops.  All bids shall be reviewed by the soliciting department and submitted to the Deputy Executive Director for final approval.

Per Member Payment Policies


Use of tax-deductible funds

Leagues may use unrestricted, tax-deductible funds to satisfy up to 50 percent of their national per-member payment obligation.

Investment Policies