The New & Improved MyNASW

NASW built the MyNASW online member community as a convenient way for members to connect with social workers nationwide. Members help to bring new points of view to discussions, share useful resources, and add to the collective knowledge base. MyNASW is also a great resource for new social workers who want to find mentors and for seasoned professionals who want to share their years of experience.

The MyNASW community is an important source for NASW to understand the needs of our members. Makeba Royall, Senior Practice Associate for Behavioral Health - Substance Use at NASW, views MyNASW daily. I read through MyNASW every day to learn what topics social workers are most concerned about as a way to understand the kinds of practice materials NASW should develop, says Royall.

Now we are thrilled to announce the launch of the revamped MyNASW online community, tailored even more to member needs! The refreshed platform is designed to elevate your online learning, networking, and engagement experiences. Here are some of the exciting new features that the community now includes:

Interactive Social Feed: At the heart of the MyNASW upgrade lies the centralized social feed—a dynamic hub where members can share insights, engage in meaningful discussions, and foster connections. The new interactive feed is your personalized window into the vibrant NASW community. Members can now like posts directly from the feed and see the number of replies for each post, enabling members to be better engaged with posts they’re passionate about. Furthermore, the option to now follow posts of interest ensures that members stay current on topics that resonate with their professional interests.

Enhanced Navigation: New quick link features make it easier for members to seamlessly navigate to communities they're a member of, access curated content tailored to their interests, and stay abreast of discussions that resonate with them. The quick links section enables members to view announcements made by NASW, access resources shared by members, and create a network of member contacts. It's all just a click away

Community Engagement Leaderboard: Members active participation in MyNASW deserves recognition! The new dynamic engagement leaderboard spotlights members who contribute meaningfully to our community. Members’ involvement fuels the collective spirit of collaboration and learning within MyNASW. By acknowledging and showcasing members who actively contribute to discussions, share insights, and collaborate with peers, the leaderboard not only fosters a culture of appreciation but also inspires others to engage and elevate the collective learning experience.

Specialized Ribbons: Celebrate your unique expertise and contributions with our newly introduced ribbons! Members can now proudly showcase their unique specialties, ranging from mental health to private practice and beyond, with ribbons highlighting members’ Specialty Practice Sections, the NASW Credentials they’ve earned, and their contributions as volunteer leaders at NASW. This new feature serves as a symbol of distinction, acknowledging membersparticipation and contributions.

NASW is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community where every member can thrive and contribute meaningfully to the collective advancement of social work. We invite you to immerse yourself in the reimagined MyNASW experience, where there are plenty of opportunities for learning, collaboration, and professional growth. If you’re not an NASW member, join now, to gain full access to the MyNASW community!

Complete Your Member Profile

Take a minute to complete your NASW member profile. When your member profile is complete—and up to date—NASW understands the resources you need most in your daily work and can represent you at the national, state, and local levels. Key profile areas include your

  • Contact information, such as mailing address, email address, and phone number.
  • Professional information, such as practice area and work setting.
  • Communication preferences, to tell us the types of information you want to receive, such as CE and professional development, career and jobs, and advocacy.

Your NASW Chapter

Participate in your chapter’s live events, meet your local network of colleagues, help influence policy at the state level, and more. Your NASW chapter is your local connection to the profession. Your chapter is assigned based on your preferred mailing address in your member profile. If you prefer to be assigned to a different chapter, please contact Member Services at 800.742.4089 or

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