Canvassing Committees

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Canvassing Committees
Section canvassing committees play a vital role at AGU in helping to grow the Honors program, increase the diversity of nominees, and bring awareness to underrepresented honors.

Section canvassing committees activities include

  • 3-5 engaged members from diverse backgrounds
  • Review Section member lists and demographic reports to find viable nominees for AGU honors
  • Identify both potential nominees and nominators to craft nomination packets
  • Provide support to nominators on crafting nomination packets
  • Participate in periodic calls during the nominations cycle to share ideas and feedback
What kinds of resources are available from AGU to help with canvassing?
AGU can provide your canvassing committee with 
  • Password protected lists of your Section members that include demographics for identifying potential nominees
  • Zoom accounts and Doodle polls to help your canvassing committees to conduct their business
  • Please contact the Section Support Coordinator ( for questions about the nominations process
  • Canvassing support calls throughout the year to provide important information and leading practices for canvassing committee members

Training Available for your Committee
AGU will arrange training include use of AGU's tools, review of our honors policies and guidelines and training on Implicit bias in the nominations process.

How do I start a canvassing committee?
Many sections task their past presidents and past honorees with putting together a group of section members to lead canvassing efforts. Committees should begin their work early in the nominations You can also recruit canvassing members using AGU's volunteer module. To help setup a volunteer opportunity, reach out to us at

For more information on canvassing, please contact