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Benefits of Membership

Improve Communication Career Opportunities

Showcase Your Skills in a Member Directory Profile Listing

Membership includes a profile listing on the BWA website. This membership directory listing showcases your skills, contact information, and links to any Website or blog you have. Any BWA blog posts link back to your profile. Potential employers regularly search our membership database. They can find you by your location, skillset and professional specialties.

View Private Job Listings

BWA membership includes subscription invitations to two e-mail lists – one is a private list with job postings. We get exclusive jobs posted directly by employers, as well as many job leads shared by members. For convenience, we also repost many of these jobs in a private area on the BWA Website. If you’re looking for a full or part-time publishing position, or just extra projects, be sure and take advantage of this membership benefit.

Gain Publishing Industry and Leadership Experience

Volunteering for a BWA project or committee lets you work with other publishing industry professionals, plus allows you to gain valuable leadership experience and skills that employers seek. By volunteering you can easily develop marketable skills in management, public relations, writing and editing, or Web publishing. Impress employers – see all the BWA volunteer positions that look great on your resume.

Enhance Your Resume and Web Site

Identify yourself as a committed professional. Inform potential employers and clients about your professional affiliation with BWA. In addition to listing your BWA membership, and any BWA volunteer positions, current members can also display a classic BWA member logo on their resume, brochure, blog, or Web site. Download the complete set of BWA member logos in both print and Web versions.

Improve Your Communication and Career Skills

Get Training, Learn Salable New Skills

BWA provides members with events such as programs and educational workshops led by experts. Past presentations have covered writing, publishing, marketing, Web design, and the latest tools and platforms used to create effective communications. These training opportunities improve your skills and marketability. They also keep you up to date on the current trends in information technology.

Learn More With Free Online Training Courses

Webucator provides BWA members with free access to a complete catalog of self-paced courses. These courses cover business, graphic design, CSS and HTML, Dreamweaver, Javascript, Microsoft Office applications, Photoshop, writing for business, and much more. To promote their premium instructor-led course offerings, such as their new SharePoint 2013 and Word 2013 training courses, Webucator gives BWA members unlimited access to their self-paced courses. Look for the course voucher code in your welcome e-mail. Then start learning some new skills that make you more employable.

Peachpit provides BWA members with a discount through through peachpit.compeachpit.com is a great resource to help creative folks keep up to date on technology through award-winning ebooks, books, videos, and online courses in photography, graphic design, Web design and development, digital video, and more. When you join or renew your BWA membership, look for the course voucher code in your welcome e-mail. If you are currently a member and want to take a course before you renew, e-mail president@bwa.org or membership@bwa.org offline for a voucher code.

Network Personally With Professional Communicators

Each BWA meeting includes time beforehand to socialize and network. Talking with other communicators can renew your enthusiasm for publishing and remind you that other people are facing issues similar to yours.

Connect Online With Other Communication Professionals

BWA membership includes invitations to two e-mail lists. Our private e-mail list provides job leads and BWA information. Our public e-mail list, which is open to anyone interested in discussing writing and publishing, put you in touch with other professionals. Share news, ideas, tips, or questions and answers.

Increase Your Visibility by Writing for the BWA Blog

Current members can provide blog posts on the BWA Website, which are indexed and searchable on the Web. This gives you greater exposure and demonstrates your writing skills to the public. Members can blog as often as they like and their content is visible to the public as long as their Boulder Writers Alliance membership is current.

Read Testimonials From BWA Members

Find out why you need to join the Boulder Writers Alliance. Read the testimonials PDF from BWA members. Discover what they have to say about important BWA membership benefits.

So what are you waiting for? Join or renew your BWA membership today.