The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement envisions a strong, diverse and unified profession that enriches the interconnected lives of animals and people.
The mission of the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is to champion, advance, and unify the animal welfare profession.
The Network online community
Got a question or problem? Don’t reinvent the wheel. Tap into The Network of dedicated animal welfare professionals. Crowdsourcing here is an easy, cost-effective way to seek out advice and ideas from your fellow members. Login to The Network.
Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA)
Distinguish your skills and up your game with the only animal welfare leadership credential. Members get 50% off CAWA exam fees—that's nearly $400 in savings. Learn more.
Search the directory by name, title, organization, location, and keyword, and send messages to other members immediately / directly. Check out the member directory in The Network.
The Association Conferences
Our conference content is incredible, the opportunities to develop connections invaluable, and the memories formed will fuel your professional growth. Membership includes $200 off conference registration, and you can extend your member rate to 5 colleagues from your organization. Learn about our upcoming fall conference.
The Learning Center
A library of recorded and live webinars whenever you’d like to infuse yourself with a little prodev. See what we’ve got for you at TLC.
Roundtable Events on Industry Trends
The Association’s virtual Roundtables on industry trends feature a panel of thought-leaders from within our membership. We like to champion our members. This could be you.
Compensation & Benefits Benchmarking Study
Get on-demand insights related to compensation and benefits. Members save $200 on Basic or Premium Access. Read more.
Members can list new jobs in the Career Center for free for 30 days. Non-members pay $150 per listing, so even if you post just two jobs per year, your membership has more than paid for itself. Visit the Career Center.
HR & Operations Leadership Group
Since 2020, The Association has hosted a think-tank of Human Resource & Operational leaders from across the field. This collective has a group in The Network and meets regularly. Join the group and you’ll be invited to those meetings.
Members Monthly Newsletter
Here’s where we honor, spotlight, and shout out members. You’ll also receive excusive offers and the first look at new content and career opps.
#leadbyassociation Weekly Industry Newsletter
The one to read to get instantly caught up with what’s going on in the animal welfare profession. Carefully curated cross-organizational content featuring the latest trends and tips.
Top-notch self-paced online opportunities for professional development and career advancement, at a discount. Learn more.
- Leadership Certificate Programs – Save $100 - $125
- Fundraising Certificate Programs – Save $126
- Volunteer Engagement Certificate Program – Save $50 per course
- Animal Care Expo
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The Solutions Summit
Members receive free admission to our June 13 online event.
Details coming soon.
Regional Representative Program
This program provides several options for members to connect with their colleagues regionally.