What We Do

NASW-MN supports, inspires and equips a diverse and inclusive membership of social workers across Minnesota. Our vision is of a strong and unified social work community leading Minnesota towards a just and equitable society. Our work is driven by our almost 2000 members, including those that serve on our Board of Directors and various committees.

Every year, NASW-MN holds a number of trainings and workshops throughout the state, including our Annual Conference, Social Work Summit, and seasonal workshop days. We also lead advocacy activities throughout the year through our policy forums and Social Work Day at the Capitol. NASW-MN is the leading voice for social work in the state. Our efforts have direct impacts on social work practice in Minnesota; on social workers – members and not-yet-members – as well as the clients and communities they serve.

Check out our Strategic Plan for more details on the chapter’s activities – and join us by becoming a member!

Strategic Plan Summary

  1. Support Social Workers
  2. Build a strong social work community and support our members along their professional journey.
  3. Inspire Social Workers
  4. Provide social workers across MN with the inspiration to do their best work today and in the future.
  5. Equip Social Workers
  6. Ensure access to continuing education that is affordable, relevant, and available to social workers throughout the state.
  7. Advance the Profession
  8. Be the major voice for the profession in Minnesota, educating decision makers and the public about social work’s value and benefits.
  9. Address Injustice
  10. Address issues of social and economic injustice and marginalization of groups, supporting just policies and healthy communities.
  11. Strengthen the Chapter
  12. Ensure our Chapter infrastructure and membership levels are able to sustain the important work ahead.

2019-2022 Strategic Plan

Read our full strategic plan.