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.
All Leagues that receive less than $25,000 in income must file an e-postcard return (also known as Form 990N) every year. The only exceptions are Leagues that are included in their state League’s group return or that file the more complicated Form 990 or 990-EZ. Most Leagues have successfully completed the form, though some have not.
If your League hasn’t filed the online form yet, please do so immediately. Leagues that haven’t filed during the last three years may lose their tax exemption on May 15th 2010.
Basics for Writing on the Web
A GUIDE TO CONDUCTING THE CONGRESSIONAL MEETING
Congressional Interview Questions
1. Do you support efforts to increase transparency and provide more information to the public through such steps as requiring disclosure and quick reporting of all election-related spending?
2. What can you do to help improve civic discourse and reduce the level of rancor and partisan bickering in national politics?
3. What are your major priorities for the 112th Congress?
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.
A healthy League regards fundraising more as a matter of fund development, a process of building long-term relationships with your League?s supporters, in order to build a base of support that will sustain, for the long-term, the broad range of work your League accomplishes in issue advocacy, voter service, and citizen education and engagement.
The Ten Immutable Laws of the (Fundraising) Universe
by Carl Richardson