March 1 Deadlines Fast Approaching!

There are a number of deadlines relating to Convention that are fast approaching, including Program Planning, Bylaw Amendments, and Award applications.  Visit the Convention 2014 area for more information.


Big News!!

The updated Member Resources site is coming soon – very soon! The Forums site will be unavailable today, February 19th, as the content of both the Members Area and the Forums websites are merged into one, integrated Member Resources site. The whole process will take several hours with the site re-opening on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

  • A worksheet listing ten essential elements of an effective fundraising letter and allowing you to rate how well your letter fulfills each element.
  • Learn about how to put together your League's "Case for Support"-- before you start reaching out to your members and friends in the community to ask for their financial support. The case for support worksheet helps you shape and articulate an effective narrative addressing why people SHOULD support your League and its valuable work in and for the community. Also download a Sample Fundraising Letter template that employs best practices.

  • With each level of League focused on its own sphere of influence – but working collaboratively for the common good – the League of Women Voters demonstrates its unique power to combine this broad range of skills and resources to “Make Democracy Work” for all Americans! LWVUS plays an important part – and so do all of you! PMP covers 23% of the cost programs in the LWVUS/LWVEF budget.
  • A 43-page, downloadable PDF fundraising handbook to help League leaders develop strategies and relationship building skills.
  • The League of Women Voters has an education fund that is available to all Leagues through the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). Established in 1957 as a separate tax-exempt organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status; Leagues can fund raise tax-deductible dollars. This FREE service is offered by LWVUS to state and local Leagues. Setting up an account is quick and easy! Contact Julia Dieperink at GrantServices@lwv.org to get more information to set up an account with LWVUS. Please click here to see information on how you can use your education fund.

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