Who We Are

NFPW members are professional women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum:
Reporters • Editors • Authors • Bloggers • Designers • Artists • Photographers • Publicists • Freelancers • Students • Active professionals • Retired professionals

We Work For:

Print magazines, newspapers and newsletters • Online publications • Government officials • Banks • Public relations agencies • Higher education • School districts • Nonprofit agencies  • Ourselves as independent contractors

What We Do

Our members adhere to the NFPW Code of Ethics, which calls for upholding truth, objectivity, fairness and freedom of the press. We offer the opportunity to purchase affordable libel insurance. The NFPW Education Fund offers grants for professional development. We provide constructive feedback and accolades through our professional communications contest at both the state and national levels. Monthly e-letters, quarterly newsletters and annual national conferences keep us up-to-date on the communications industry and provide valuable networking opportunities.

Why You Should Join Us

As a member of NFPW, you will:

  • Support the First Amendment
  • Invest in your career
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Receive recognition for your work
  • Learn from your peers
  • Nurture the next generation of communicators
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NFPW's Communications Contest

The 2022 Contest is Open!

The NFPW National Communications Contest is a two-tiered contest open to anyone regardless of age, gender, professional status or location.  All work must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, to be eligible for entry.  For more information...

Communications Contest