WORKING TOGETHER TO SECURE BRIGHT FUTURES FOR ALL CHILDREN
At CWLA, we know that collaboration is key to improving the lives of children and families. That’s why we foster and connect a diverse coalition of child-serving professionals, who partner with us to fulfill our mission of advancing policies, strategies, and best practices that result in better outcomes for children, youth, and families.
CWLA provides members with the guidance and resources necessary to build on what works and invent what’s needed. Members influence the direction of child welfare by connecting with federal lawmakers, serving on national committees, and sharing ideas with peers around the country. Staff at all levels of member organizations can fully participate in membership benefits–ensuring the families they serve have a national voice.
CWLA invites everyone entrusted with the well-being of children to join us, and create change that matters for those who need it most.
Read more about how CWLA membership can benefit your organization by reading our Membership Booklet, or by emailing MemberServices@cwla.org.
CWLA understands that no two child-serving organizations are alike. That’s why we’ve designed our membership to work for agencies that are public or private; provide direct services or connect families with those that do; work in advocacy, research, or training; and for corporations, foundations or concerned citizens. Each has their own role to play in helping families flourish.
CWLA membership dues are calculated with these differences in mind, ensuring that everyone can participate in forming collaborative strategies to secure bright futures for children.
Full Membership is for county and state-wide public agencies and private nonprofit organizations that provide direct child welfare services to children and families. Dues are calculated based on budget or population served.
Affiliate Membership is available for offices and branches of full member organizations.
Supporting Partner Membership is for public and nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, associations, and advocacy groups that support children and families but do not provide direct services, and for public and nonprofit organizations that provide non-child welfare direct services to children and families.
We are pleased to offer a special rate Full Membership for Tribes and Indigenous Nations’ Child and Family Services Departments. Join CWLA to leverage the power of collective problem solving and engage with child- and family-serving professionals to further service excellence in support of children, youth, and families. Your perspective, expertise, and voice are invaluable to these efforts. Learn more about this membership opportunity.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- Reduced registration, exhibit, and advertising rates at CWLA conferences, webinars, and other events
- Access to exclusive members-only networking and shared learning sessions
- Weekly newsletter The Children’s Monitor–a detailed breakdown of federal policy in progress and analysis of its impact on child welfare
- Access to CWLA’s National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare, a comprehensive guide for achieving a future where all children grow up in loving families and supportive communities
- Access to all CWLA Standards of Excellence, and the opportunity to help shape future standards
- An annual subscription to our award-winning magazine, Children’s Voice
- An annual subscription to Child Welfare, the only peer-reviewed journal devoted solely to the welfare of children
- Priority eligibility to present at CWLA conferences and to publish in CWLA professional publications
- The opportunity to serve on CWLA committees and advisory boards
- Discounts on trainings and consultation services and on all CWLA publications
- Eligibility to participate in CWLA partnership programs, including online training, leadership development, group purchasing, funding resources, and more
- Discounts on employee recruitment opportunities in CWLA’s online career center
“When floods hit Cedar Rapids, CWLA connected me to a CEO who led his organization through Hurricane Katrina. He was able to offer support and share resources; he helped so much. Three years later, they are back, so it helps to know it can be done!”
Jim Ernst, CEO, Four Oaks, Iowa
“I give a lot of credit to CWLA for my career and for my organization. When I was struggling and my organization was struggling, it was the support of other member CEOs who gave me advice and encouragement, and suggested I use CWLA’s consultation services. That made all the difference.”
Mike Jackson, CEO, Drew Child Development Corporation, California