Top 5 Reasons to Join NASW

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Advance in the Workplace

You can search for a new social work job or polish your resume and interviewing skills in NASW’s Career Center. Get guidance on national policy affecting social work practice and learn what is happening in your field of practice. Stay current through free and discounted online courses.


Protect Yourself

Make sure complaints don’t derail your career by protecting yourself with NASW’s professional liability insurance and risk management workshops. Learn how colleagues are handling complex regulatory and legal challenges in the work place. Use the NASW Code of Ethics to guide your practice or to improve your organization’s service standards.


Network Nationally

Join MyNASW, an online community for NASW members, where you can share knowledge and grow your network. 100,000+ social workers on Facebook and other social media to discuss compelling professional and social issues. Attend local chapter-sponsored education, advocacy and social events to expand your social work network. Build skills and earn continuing education credits through your chapter conferences and NASW National Conferences.


Advocate for Social Work

Stay abreast of policy issues. Shape public policy by using NASW’s Action Center to contact elected officials online about social work positions. Help social workers in Congress to pass national legislation to study and support the profession. Improve public perceptions of social workers by educating journalists, filmmakers and producers.


Connect Locally

Receive a two-for-one NASW Membership – both the national and your state chapter.

Visit your chapter website for information on meeting fellow members in your state, joining advocacy efforts on issues that impact you and your clients, and attending continuing education events. Sign up for chapter publications to stay informed of the latest professional news and local events.

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As an NASW member, you can easily access the resources, community and support you need.

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What does NASW membership mean to you?

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We spoke with NASW members at the 2018 National Conference.

Watch what they said

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