Membership Levels and Benefits

Communicators for Women Religious offers two levels of membership: individual and associate.

Individual Membership

Individual membership in CWR is open to anyone directly employed by or a member of a congregation or federation of Catholic women religious who serves as a voice for their institution. This includes those who work in communication, development, vocation, leadership, justice, and other areas.

Individual Membership Fee (Annual): $325
Additional members from the same congregation (working in the same office): $275
Membership Form

Benefits of individual membership

  • Forum to address communication issues as they impact religious life
  • Access to member listserv and members-only area of the CWR web site
  • CWR member directory
  • Opportunities for continuing education, leadership development and professional growth
  • Subscription to LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
  • CWR Academy webinars
  • CWR member Flash Conversations on timely topics of importance to communicators
  • Best practices resources
  • Online member resource center
  • Communicating the Mission Globally: Communications Manual for Institutes of Women Religious
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • Media exposure through connections with Catholic news outlets and to reporters and new media contacts
  • Participation in voting and eligibility for board service
  • Access to resources to address specific community’s needs
  • Job postings
  • Participation at a discounted rate in the only national conference created for women religious communicators and mission advancement professionals
  • Conference scholarship opportunities

Associate Membership

Associate membership in CWR is open to those who help advance the mission of women religious but are not directly employed by a congregation or federation of Catholic women religious. This includes but is not limited to sponsored ministries, diocesan communication offices, communication officers for congregations of men’s religious communities, and others working with an organization or institution that is engaged in directly or indirectly supporting religious life

Associate Membership Fee (Annual): $300
Additional members from the same congregation (working in the same office):
$250
Membership Form

Benefits of associate membership

  • Forum to address communication issues as they impact religious life
  • Access to member listserv and members-only area of the CWR web site
  • Opportunities for continuing education, leadership development and professional growth
  • Subscription to LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
  • CWR Academy webinars
  • CWR member Flash Conversations on timely topics of importance to communicators
  • Best practices resources
  • Online member resource center
  • Communicating the Mission Globally: Communications Manual for Institutes of Women Religious
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • Media exposure through connections with Catholic news outlets and to reporters and new media contacts
  • Access to resources to address specific community’s needs
  • Job postings
  • Participation at a discounted rate in the only national conference created for women religious communicators and mission advancement professionals
  • Conference scholarship opportunities