Government Social Media is the first professional association for public sector social media professionals in the United States, founded in 2015.
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. Hundreds of social media professionals in government belong to our professional association and you can join, too!
We promote best practice standards for government social media to support professional development in this field. We assist in facilitating discussion with social networks and communicate new platform features and products to member agencies.
As a GSM member, you'll be able to access a number of member-only online resources, such as special topical webinars by industry experts and helpful member-contributed reference documents such as policies, plans and templates.
Members have access to a membership directory to search, message and connect with social media peers in their area. Share challenges and lessons learned with social media professionals dealing with the same issues across the U.S.
Government Social Media is the first professional association for public sector social media professionals in the United States, 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 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:
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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