FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your job includes engaging parents, caregivers and communities in the development and advancement of our children, a NAFSCE Individual Membership is for you.
Who can be an individual member of NAFSCE?
Anyone can join NAFSCE. NAFSCE members include professionals from school districts, state education agencies, after-school programs, early learning programs, researchers and many others who are interested in advancing family engagement as a core strategy for advancing child development and achievement.
What types of membership are there?
We have several types of membership:
One membership for one person.
Annual Membership Fee: $75
Organizational Membership Level 1
Includes up to five Individual Memberships
Annual Membership Fee: $250 (Greater than a 30% discount on Individual Memberships when five people join your team.)
Organizational Membership Level 2
Includes up to 12 Individual Memberships
Annual Membership Fee: $500 (Greater than 50% discount on Individual Memberships when 12 people join your team.)
More than 12 team members? Call us for special large group pricing at (703)-739-1344.
What is Social Link?
Social Link is the online platform that all NAFSCE Members have access to. You can join groups to share best practices within the field of family engagement with members all across the country. Through Social Link, you’ll have access to NAFSCE’s Resource Database flush with toolkits, research, policy briefs, and more. Members are a part of a growing body of family engagement professionals, with whom they can connect via our talent bank.
When I join NAFSCE, am I automatically enrolled in my state or regional group on Social Link?
No, you are not automatically enrolled in any Social Link group. NAFSCE encourages you to join any group on our online platform that is pertinent to your professional advancement and/or field of knowledge.
Is my membership renewal due on the anniversary of my join date, or is the membership term based on the calendar year?
Your membership term is for one year beginning on the day you join NAFSCE. Individual members have individual renewal dates. Therefore, the amount for your first year of membership is the full dues amount.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Membership payment can be made via organizational check, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). NAFSCE accepts purchase orders. Please contact the membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently joined NAFSCE. When will I begin to receive information and materials such as my Social Link information, NAFSCE Newsletter, and email communications?
You will begin to receive member correspondence and will have access to members-only resources online as soon as your membership payment is processed (please allow up to two weeks for payments by check; credit card payments are processed within 24 hours). NAFSCE News is bimonthly, so it may take up to two weeks to receive your first issue. You will have access to Social Link and our online community immediately.
I am an individual NAFSCE member and am starting work at another job. Can I keep my individual membership?
Yes. Your individual NAFSCE membership follows you wherever you go.
I am the team lead of the NAFSCE organizational membership at my work place. A team member who had a NAFSCE membership left the organization. Can we transfer their membership to a new staff member?
Yes, you can transfer organizational memberships to different people on a prorated basis. You many transfer the membership to your new staff person, or any other staff person. Contact our Member Service Center at 703-739-1344 to request a transfer.
Questions about membership?
Keami Harris, NAFSCE Director of Programs