National WIC Association

Benefits and Levels

By joining NWA you are investing in a community that provides quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care and other referral services for nearly 8 million nutritionally at-risk mothers and young children.


Categories and Benefits

Membership is divided into four categories. Click on each category tab to learn about its specialized requirements, fees and benefits.

Local WIC Agencies

Representatives from local community WIC Programs make up the Local Agency Section.

State WIC Agencies

Comprises the Directors of each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Inter-Tribal Organization WIC Programs as well as the Nutrition Coordinators for these 90 programs.

Sustaining Members

Sustaining Membership is offered for non-profit and for-profit entities. The for-profit sustaining membership has various levels including Donors, Patrons, Benefactors, Founders and Business Partnership Council Members. A sliding fee schedule is available for non-profit partners and dues are based on the size of the organization’s annual budget.

Individual/Student/Retired Members

This membership category receives all the benefits as a member, but without voting privileges.

For more information, email membership@nwica.org or 202–232–5492.

The purpose of NWA’s Local Agency Section is to:

  • Link Local Agencies in a national forum to advance the health of women, infants and children.
  • Assure the inclusion of Local Agency perspective on WIC issue discussions.
  • Provide grassroots support for global issues concerning the WIC program.
  • Provide Local Agency representation on NWA Committees and Task Forces.
  • Coordinate and communicate Local Agency issues.

The benefits of NWA membership for Local Agencies include:

  • A direct link with NWA’s Washington office with up-to-date information on legislation, funding and policy regarding the WIC program. Members receive the Association’s weekly e-newsletter, NWA Monday Morning Report, and other NWA e-publications.
  • Access to a network of other interested, knowledgeable and committed individuals/groups working in or for the WIC program.
  • The opportunity to work with a national organization as a member, state, regional or national representative, or member of NWA’s Board of Directors.
  • The opportunity to serve on NWA committee or task forces, working to influence and establish policies and positions on issues of great importance to their local WIC programs.
  • Reduced registration fees for NWA conferences, seminars, and workshops with a proven reputation for presenting top-of-the-line speakers, valuable sessions on nutrition and health-related issues and the latest trends in efficient and effective services provision.

Local Agency membership dues are based on the monthly average participation.

Apply now by completing this form. For more information email membership@nwica.org or 202–232–5492.

NWA State Membership comprises the Directors of each of the 50 States, 39 Territorial and Native American, and the District of Columbia WIC Programs.

In addition, NWA’s Nutrition Services Section is comprised of the Nutrition Coordinators for these programs.


NWA membership benefits for State Agencies include:

  • A direct link to NWA’s Washington office with up-to-date information on legislation, funding and policy regarding the WIC program. Members receive the Association's newsletter, NWA Monday Morning Report, and other NWA e-publications.
  • Access to a network of other interested, knowledgeable and committed individuals/groups working in or with the WIC program.
  • The opportunity to work with a national organization as a member, state, regional or national representative, or member of NWA's Board of Directors.
  • The opportunity to serve on NWA committees or task forces, working to influence and establish policies and positions of great importance to their state WIC programs.
  • Reduced registration fees for NWA conferences, seminars, and workshops with a proven reputation for presenting top-of-the-line speakers, valuable sessions on nutrition and health-related issues and the latest trends in efficient and effective services provision.

For more information email membership@nwica.org or 202–232–5492.

The National WIC Association, NWA, invites organizations that share the vision and support the mission of the Association to join its Sustaining Membership. Membership opportunities are offered to both the non-profit and for-profit communities.

There are five for-profit Sustaining Member categories. Each category includes benefits specific to the level of membership.


Basic Sustaining Member Benefits:

  • A direct link to NWA's Washington Office with up-to-date information on WIC Program legislation, regulations, funding, and policy.
  • Access to the Association’s weekly electronic newsletters—Monday Morning Report, Washington Update, Legislative Alert, and Monthly Food Brief.
  • Opportunity to partner with the Association individual members, state, regional, or national representatives, and NWA's Board of Directors.
  • Access to a network of informed, knowledgeable and committed WIC Program professionals.
  • A resource point to facilitate communication among individuals/groups interested in promoting and improving the WIC Program.
  • Reduced registration fees for NWA conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  • Access to NWA's WIC State and Local Agency Directory and other publications and resources at a reduced cost.

Business Council Partner

Dues—$25,000 or more annually

Includes all Basic Sustaining Member Benefits. Additional benefits at the Business Council Partnership level include:

  • A complimentary exhibit booth at the NWA Annual Conference;
  • Four complimentary exhibit floor badges;
  • Four complimentary registration fees for all NWA conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Participation in NWA’s Winter Board Meeting and Business Council Partners Dinner;
  • An invitation to participate in Capitol Hill events and functions involving key Members of Congress and their staff;
  • Full recognition in the NWA Annual Conference Program;
  • Invitation to serve in an advisory or consultant capacity to committees and task forces requesting advice and counsel.

Founder

Dues—$20,000 annually

Includes all Basic Sustaining Member Benefits. Additional benefits at the Founder level include:

  • 10% discount on exhibit fees at NWA's Annual Conference;
  • Two complimentary registrations for NWA's Annual and Leadership conferences;
  • An invitation to participate in Capitol Hill events and functions involving key members of Congress and their staff;
  • Full recognition in the NWA Annual Conference program.

Benefactor Level Membership

Dues—$10,000 Annually

Includes all Basic Sustaining Member Benefits. Additional membership benefits at the Benefactor level include:

  • 5% discount on exhibit fees at NWA's Annual Conference;
  • Two complimentary registrations for NWA's Annual Conference;
  • An invitation to participate in Capitol Hill events and functions involving key members of Congress and their staff;
  • Full recognition in the NWA Annual Conference Program.

Patron Level Membership

Dues—$5,000 Annually

Includes all Basic Sustaining Member Benefits. Additional membership benefits at the Patron level include:

  • An invitation to participate in Capitol Hill events and functions involving key members of Congress and their staff;
  • Full recognition in the NWA Annual Conference Program.

Donor Level Membership

Includes all Basic Sustaining Member Benefits.

 

Dues—$2,500 Annually


Nonprofit Partner Membership

Includes all Basic Sustaining Member Benefits.

Dues—A sliding fee schedule is available for non-profit partners and dues are based on the size of the organization’s annual budget.


For more information, email membership@nwica.org or 202–232–5492.

 

We offer discounted memberships dues to individuals, students and retirees. This membership receives many of the benefits enjoyed by the state, local, and sustaining memberships.


Basic Individual Member Benefits:

  • A direct link with NWA’s Washington office with up-to-date information on legislation, funding and policy regarding the WIC program. Members receive the Association’s weekly newsletter, NWA Monday Morning Report, and other NWA e-publications.
  • Access to a network of other interested, knowledgeable and committed individuals/groups working in or for the WIC program.
  • Reduced registration fees for NWA conferences, seminars, and workshops with a proven reputation for presenting top-of-the-line speakers, valuable sessions on nutrition and health-related issues and the latest trends in efficient and effective services provision.
  • The opportunity to connect with a national organization that influences and establishes policies and positions on issues of great importance to their local WIC Programs.

Individual Membership

Individual membership dues are $50 for an individual employed or formerly employed by a State/Local WIC agency or an individual who responds to the needs of nutritionally at-risk women and children. Membership is personal, not agency or organization.


Student Membership

Student membership dues are $25.00 and are for students who are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program. Students must provide by email, fax, or mail, a photocopy of a current student ID.


Retired Membership

Retired membership dues are $10.00 and are for individuals who have retired and are no longer involved in any career activity.


For more information email membership@nwica.org or 202–232–5492.