Managing Your League

This section is designed to help with questions, issues or concerns that may arise when managing your League. The national League (LWVUS) and state League (LWVMA) have developed a considerable number of documents and suggestions to address the business side of League management.

Materials for new (and not so new) presidents and board members: Here are a few highly recommended resources:

  • Local League Basics (2016), from LWVMA, has basic information about governance, membership, communications, and finance.
  • Policies & Guidelines from LWVUS contains tools to assist Leagues in understanding operating procedures, onboarding new leadership, and implementing new processes.
  • League Logo and Branding contains the latest look in logos and more. This information is handy for letterheads and templates, especially if you don’t have a communications pro in your organization! There’s even a website template kit listed.
  • Online Organizing Toolkit is a must! This 24-page document (pdf format) helps you think through your strategy for organizing and communications.
  • Local League Job Descriptions: President, Board or Steering Committee Member, Treasurer, Membership Chair
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your League. Click here to download the Local League Vitality Assessment Tool.
  • Business Card Templates for local Leagues
  • Information for Treasurers: Managing local League finances is critical to the success of a vibrant and thriving League. Guidance tips and current information on PMPs are addressed in this document from LWVMA.
  • LWV Guidance documents: Membership and Leadership Development are key to sustaining your organization. These documents developed by LWVUS include ideas and suggestions, and things to think about on all facets of managing a League, such as coaching, visibility, leadership, program and more!
  • Archiving League Records


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