Member Benefits

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.
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Member Directory

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.
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The Annual Conference

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 plus a 25% coupon to share with a non-member. Learn about our upcoming annual conference.
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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.
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Career Center

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.

Certificate Programs

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

Partner Discounts

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The Solutions Summit

Members receive free admission to our live spring online event and its recordings.

Access 2023 recordings here.

Regional Representative Program

This program provides several options for members to connect with their colleagues regionally.