Benefits of membership

Membership in the National Association of Government Webmasters has numerous benefits:

  • Free webinars. NAGW members enjoy access to our ongoing series of webinars on a variety of topics. These webinars cover a wide variety of topics and help members keep up-to-date on new technologies, techniques and methods.

  • Discounts. NAGW members receive discounts on books from O’Reilly, Peachpit Press, APress and Friends of Ed! In addition various vendors offer discounts from time to time to our members. NAGW continues to seek group pricing on training, software and web hosting services for our members. As NAGW membership grows, so will our ability to leverage price concessions from vendors.

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  • Listserv. Information sharing for local government webmasters. Issues range from Accessibility to Zoomify and anything in between. Technological level ranges from novice to expert.

  • Lower conference fee. NAGW members will receive a discount for the annual webmaster conference registration.

  • Resource library. NAGW will develop an online, members-only library of code samples, how-to documents, sample policies, salary ranges, job descriptions, digital photographs and white papers. Why reinvent the wheel when you can share the expertise of colleagues from across the nation?

  • Networking opportunities. The association will help you find the other webmasters in your area and will promote formation of local and regional chapters. These contacts will prove invaluable when you need help and advice from your peers.

  • Opportunities for leadership. Members are encouraged to participate in leadership roles. The board of directors is made up of members, and local leadership roles will also be available.

  • Education. The association will seek to arrange for various training opportunities and speakers.

  • Clout. A single voice usually has little impact on state and national legislation. But the combined voices of hundreds of us can have a big effect on laws and policies affecting our web sites and local government’s use of the Internet in general.

  • Prestige. Membership in NAGW will mark you as a professional who’s in the know, who’s helping to shape the future of local government on the Internet, and who’s part of an elite group of Web professionals.