Members make change possible

Member Referral Campaign

July 2019 - October 2019

The National Association of Social Workers is proud to represent social workers across our nation. Together, we've accomplished much for our profession and the people we serve during the past 60 years. But to successfully address today's pressing social issues — mental health, addiction, gun violence, sexual and domestic violence, immigration, poverty, homelessness, voters’ rights, criminal justice, environmental justice — we must grow our resources and make our voice even louder.

Will you help?

Yes! Tell Me About the Member Referral Campaign

The Member Referral Campaign acknowledges and rewards members like you – our most committed regular members. The campaign asks you to help us identify and recruit to NASW other like-minded social workers who care about the good of the profession and can make our advocacy voice louder. The Member Referral Campaign runs July 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019. Those who successfully recruit new or former members during the campaign will receive a special gift. 

The Member Referral Campaign culminates in October, NASW’s anniversary month, with an event that will celebrate our history and the successes you have helped make possible. The event, held at the NASW National office in Washington, DC, will be live streamed throughout the United States.

Who's Eligible to Make a Referral

Current regular NASW members may refer eligible prospective members to join or reinstate as regular NASW members. To be eligible to receive a campaign gift, you must make your referral during the campaign, which runs July 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019, and those you invite to join or reinstate as regular NASW members must do so by October 31, 2019. Refer the prospective members you invite to learn more at

Who’s Eligible to be Recruited Through the Campaign?

Eligible prospective members must qualify for regular NASW membership (DSW/PhD, MSW, or BSW) and either have never been an NASW member or have been inactive as a member since 2017 or before. We’re delighted to welcome members of all types, but only regular members are eligible for this campaign.


To show our appreciation and gratitude for helping to grow the association and make our voice louder, all those who successfully recruit members during the Member Referral campaign will be offered a special gift. Those recruited will be offered a gift, too.

Make a Referral

Your long-standing commitment to NASW has been instrumental in helping us achieve each victory for our profession and for the people we serve. We could not have done it without you.

If you reach out to one, or even two colleagues, to invite them to join NASW, you’ll be advocating for the profession you love and helping to ensure we’re prepared with the resources, experience, and voices to make lasting change. 

Invite a colleague to join NASW. To help you invite a colleague to join NASW or to reinstate, we are providing sample letter, email, and text copy (see Campaign Materials below). Personalize the sample copy for your invitation to your colleague. Invite them to visit the Referred Member page for the campaign at

Gift Selection. Click here on Gift Selection to complete the online form after you make your referral. You will need to provide the name of your referral in this form. If your colleague joins NASW or reinstates during the Member Referral Campaign, you will receive the gift you selected.

Campaign Materials


Please contact NASW Member Services at or 800.742.4089 M-F, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET.

"Imagine what we could achieve with more members like you."

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
Chief Executive Officer, NASW

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Why join NASW?

We spoke with our members at the 2018 National Conference about how they're helped by being an NASW member.

Hear what they said >>

Thank you for participating in the Member Referral Campaign!