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This month, AAUW was recognized as a top-rated women’s empowerment organization by GreatNonprofits, which catalogs and shares reviews of nonprofit organizations from around the world. The website allows the public to post stories about and rate their experiences with nonprofits and to find out more about organizations they are interested in supporting.

Here are a few of the wonderful reviews of AAUW.

“So proud to be a member — in the past year of buildup of attacks on what we thought were long-established rights and freedoms for women, AAUW is taking [the] lead in coordinating women’s voting projects, media campaigns, legal challenges, support for organizations providing health care, and other social services to women. Lobbying for equal pay and other issues on Capitol Hill and at the White House has focused attention on AAUW. AAUW staff have also modeled campaigns against street harassment and [have] use[d] social media to educate people on women’s issues. The scholarship program practices what AAUW preaches about educational opportunity for women. International outreach is also on the rise. Such a dynamic organization, so committed, so well-managed!”

— Marti S.

“As a volunteer AAUW leader on the national, state, and branch levels, I have many opportunities to raise a powerful voice — individually and collectively, in person and electronically — to make lasting changes that advance gender equality  … AAUW’s means of achieving equity (advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research) are effective, influential, and resonant with multiple generations of equality-minded individuals. I give this organization my highest rating.”

— Amy B.

“I was selected as one of 10 university students from across the country to be an AAUW Student Advisory Council member for the academic year 2011–12. Through my association with AAUW, I have met amazing and incredible women. … I have garnered lots of support and mentoring to enable me to start an AAUW [student organization at my university]. I also will have the opportunity to mentor the next group of SAC members. AAUW has enriched my life and given me opportunities I otherwise would not have had.”
— Maria M.

“I love their research reports — important issues, timely, and actually readable — unlike so many policy papers. It’s nice to know that gender inequality is not a forgotten cause, because we are far from done.”

— shcollina

The GreatNonprofits 2012 women’s empowerment campaign extends through June 15. With so many women’s organizations to choose from, find out why AAUW received a top rating. And share your own AAUW story!

This post was written by AAUW Development Intern Sarah Spencer.

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Great Non ProfitWho do you trust when contemplating a purchase? The manufacturer? Or customers who have actually purchased the product and used it? For most of us, it’s probably the testimonials of the people we trust most.

GreatNonprofits is to hard-working organizations what Zagat is to restaurants. It’s ranked and reviewed by everyday people like you who have been influenced — both negatively and positively — by an organization. Great Nonprofits provides users the ability to give firsthand accounts of their experience and is the only charity ranking system based solely on feedback from members, volunteers, and affiliates. Other charity ranking sites rely on number crunching and use complicated charts and rate the efficiency of an organization based on numbers. Where are the real stories of individual satisfaction (or dissatisfaction)? Great Nonprofits has them. They want to hear your story and so does AAUW.

Last year, AAUW was rated by supporters like you and recognized by GreatNonprofits as a top-rated women’s empowerment organization and as a top education organization. We were greatly moved by the compelling stories of those who were helped by AAUW. This year, GreatNonprofits has invited AAUW to partner with them for the 2011 Women’s Empowerment Campaign, and we want to once again be ranked as one of the top organizations advancing equality for women. But we need your help!

Share your story by March 31 to help put AAUW in the running to be named a top rated women’s empowerment organization for 2011.

Everyone knows that an organization is only as good as its supporters and members. AAUW is great because of individuals like you, who embrace the mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Read the stories of the accomplished individuals who have benefited from our collective efforts — and remember to share yours!

This post was written by Development Fellow Maureen Evans Arthurs.

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