While our free network is a great resource, our professional association unlocks a support system for government employees handling social media, for only $79/year. Over 500 social media professionals in government belong to our professional association and you can join, too!
We help establish and promote best practice standards for gov't social media, we monitor and communicate relevant issues and assist in social network discussions.
We organize monthly member-only webinars taught by social media experts and fellow socialgov professionals. Members can also view archived recordings of previous webinars.
We host quarterly meetups for each region held via Zoom, a great opportunity to collaborate on regional topics and network with nearby public communicators.
Members have access to a membership directory to search, message and connect with social media peers in their area, and a gated online community to share challenges and lessons learned with social media professionals dealing with the same issues across the U.S.
Members registered for the Government Social Media Conference can participate in our annual membership meeting, get free professional headshots and be identified with a member ribbon. Virtual participants can also join in on the membership meeting.
Government Social Media is the first professional association for public sector social media professionals, founded by Government Social Media LLC in 2015! GSM membership is guided by our Membership Guidebook, which clarifies the purpose, structure and operations of the association.
We support local and state agencies, the United States Federal Government, regional government, academics, Canada government agencies and more. Members can have any job title — it’s not limited to social media manager — but must be actively employed full/part-time (not as contractor or consultant), or be an elected or appointed official, at any of the following entities within the United States of America, including their departments, agencies, boards and commissions:
Full- or part-time employees at most federal, provincial and municipal government entities in Canada qualify for GSM membership. View our Membership Guidebook for more details.
The GSM Membership Council is an advisory body is made up of six members who represent state or local agencies, each elected by their region. Council members serve as advisors for the association for a term of two years.
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