By Win Colwill

Greenhouse gas inventories conducted as a result of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change revealed to the world that the United States, with only 5 percent of the world’s population, was responsible for 25 percent of global warming emissions. Publicity surrounding the Earth Summit raised public awareness of the threat of global warming and the need for action to address the problem for the first time.

Cities for Climate Control Protection (CCP) Program

Leagues File Amicus Brief in Indiana Voter ID Case

In 2007 a small group of distinguished women political leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States met at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, for a roundtable discussion on the dramatic advances achieved by women seeking public office in the past ten years—and the challenges currently facing women in electoral politics.

League Files Amicus Brief in North Carolina Voting Rights Act Case

LWVUS filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court that will determine the rights of minority voters in North Carolina.  The brief urges the Court to hear the case which will review the Voting Rights Act in relation to a 2003 redistricting in North Carolina.

Amicus Brief in North Carolina Voting Rights Act Case

LWVUS filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court that will determine the rights of minority voters in North Carolina.  The brief urges the Court to hear the case which will review the Voting Rights Act in relation to a 2003 redistricting in North Carolina.

Leagues File Amicus Brief in Indiana Voter ID Case

360 Degree View of the League


Fund Development Tips



1. Think in terms of fund development rather than fundraising.



  • Building relationships for a long-term base of support.


2. Individuals should be your primary targets for securing support.

A handy worksheet that lists ten essential elements of an effective fundraising letter, and allows you to rate how well your letter fulfills each element, is available in PDF format below.

Internal Case for Support Worksheet

Complete It As an Exercise with Your Board

A Case Statement has several sections—they need not be in order. The internal case is a source document about your League’s vision, used in-house by board and staff. It gathers in one document pertinent and up-to-date information about your League: its services, its unique qualities, its achievements, its plans, its reputation.

Pages