NASW's governance structure is designed to ensure that the organization is responsive to the needs of our members and the profession. The NASW Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, and it is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the organization's operations.

The NASW Bylaws outline the structure and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, as well as the procedures for electing and removing directors. The NASW also has a number of national committees that advise the Board of Directors on a variety of issues. These committees are made up of NASW members who volunteer their time to represent the interests of the profession.