Benefits Of Membership

Showcase Your Skills on Your Public Profile

Membership includes your own public profile page on the Boulder Writers Alliance (BWA) website. This membership directory listing showcases your skills, contact information, and links to any website or blog you have. Potential employers or clients regularly search for qualified professionals on our Find A Writer utility, and that’s where they will find you by your location, skillset, and professional specialties.

Gain Publishing Industry and Leadership Experience

Volunteering for a BWA project or committee lets you work with other publishing industry professionals, plus it allows you to gain valuable leadership experience and skills that you can add to your resume and that employers seek. By volunteering you can easily develop marketable skills in management, public relations, writing and editing, or web publishing. Impress employers. View BWA volunteer roles to read about potential volunteer roles that will look great on your resume.

Enhance Your Resume and Web Site

Membership in the Boulder Writers Alliances identifies you 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 BWA member logo on their resume, brochure, blog, or Web site.

Connect Online With Other Publishing Professionals

BWA membership includes a subscription to the BWA Forum, putting members in touch with other professionals. We discuss the latest jobs, share news, ideas, tips, and answer members’ questions. Employment opportunities may be posted on the Forum by employers or members. If you are looking for a full or part-time publishing position, or just extra projects, be sure and take advantage of this membership benefit.

Network Personally With Professional Communicators

Every 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 face issues similar to yours. BWA also hosts occasional social events for further professional networking and others just for fun.

Get Training, Learn Salable New Skills

BWA membership provides access to our 15+ year archive of 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, improve your skills and marketability, and stay 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 and Word 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.

BWA members qualify for a discount at Peachpit —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, contact
BWA’s Membership Chair for a voucher code.

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