Free Membership to Social Work and Nonprofit Professional Organizations for Students

We’re happy to share the Mandel School will cover the cost of each student’s new membership or renewal to one of the nonprofit professional or social work organization below.

Below is a list of organizations and ways to register. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 26. Contact Rick Jennings, MA, Student Services Specialist at rick.jennings@case.edu for additional details.

National Association of Social Workers (MSSA students)
Founded in 1955, NASW is the largest professional social work organization in the United States. Like the more than 130,000 members who call NASW their professional home, you can access resources that will enhance your professional growth in every phase of your career. From training and CE credits to credentials to ethical and legal guidance, NASW provides the information you need.

Open to anyone currently enrolled in a CSWE-accredited social work degree program or a program eligible for candidacy. Eligibility for the BSW and/or MSW student membership category is limited to four years for each degree over the lifetime of membership (does not need to be continuous). NASW student members may apply for discounted professional liability insurance for student field placement.

Register

More information at socialworkers.org

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Cleveland Chapter (MNO students)
Membership with YNPN offers great benefits and shows that you are committed to shaping Cleveland by cultivating and advocating for a community of connected, engaged, and passionate emerging nonprofit leaders.

Eligibility: Membership in YNPN Cleveland is designed for young professionals (under 40) who are either working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector in greater Cleveland. Individuals with an interest in nonprofits or considering working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector will also benefit greatly from membership in YNPN Cleveland

Register

More information at: ynpncleveland.org

Ohio School Social Work Association (For students pursuing School Social Work licensure)
Advocacy: We advocate for the development and effective delivery of school social work services in the state of Ohio.
Build Relationships: We establish and maintain collaborative relationships with local, state and national educational, mental health, medical, juvenile justice, and child welfare entities.

Professional Development: We facilitate the education and professional growth of school social workers.
Support Legislation: We study, recommend, and support legislation pertinent to the needs of students, families, and the profession of school social work.

Student eligible for a membership must be currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters level social work program or related field and interested in pursuing school social work as a career and/or seeking ODE licensure.

Register

More information at osswa.org

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (MNO students)
ARNOVA is the association that links persons who have primary professional interests in research on and teaching about philanthropy, nonprofits, voluntary action and civil society. It is the community to be a part of if you want to know what is going on with research and teaching related to these topics or fields. We support, encourage, expand and disseminate this work with and on behalf of scholars, teachers and practice leaders across North America and around the world. For the last two decades ARNOVA has been a growing Association that played a key role in building the work and service of research and teaching around voluntary, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. We have contributed significantly to the growing understanding of the significance and impact of work of these organizations and activities for building healthier societies. We aspire to help create increased knowledge and develop a new cohort of researchers, teachers, and practice leaders to move this vital work forward.

More information at arnova.org