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Full Membership

Nonprofit and for-profit organizations that provide direct services to children and families in Texas and support TACFS’s mission and code of ethics are eligible for full membership.

Full member agencies receive all of the following benefits and services:


  • Network with and learn from industry peers
  • Join workgroups focusing on critical child welfare subject matter  

Education & Training

  • Access to quarterly in-person symposiums
  • Participate in webinars on timely topics impacting member organizations
  • Learn from national child welfare experts at our annual conference 
  • Earn 15 pre-approved CEUs at our annual conference
  • Receive weekly e-mails on public policy, national/state news, and best practices 


  • Testify, monitor legislation, and educate legislators on policy issues
  • Provide valuable information regarding state and federal legislative processes, including state agency budgets and legislation impacting member operations


  • First access to research findings via the newsletter and member calls and discounted research/evaluation services
  • Assistance with fundraising resources
  • Salary surveys, hiring trends and free job listings on our Career Center page to help you attract top notch employees

Administrative Support

  • Assistance with fund resources and fund development
  • Inclusion in our website’s network’s public facing directory 
  • Salary surveys, free job listings on our Career Center page, and other resources to help keep members current on trends in support of attracting the best possible employees
  • Assistance in contacting state agencies to get questions answered and problems resolved

News & Resources

  • Access to valuable and timely information regarding Texas and U.S. legislative processes, including state department budgets and legislation impacting member operations
  • Constant comprehensive information on national and local issues related to children and families
  • Weekly e-mail updates that highlight public policy issues, new and innovative services, training opportunities, and other articles related to providing quality services

Member Spotlights

  • Opportunities to be featured in blogs, video projects, and podcasts to highlight community organizations’ work
  • Special mentions in weekly newsletters and social media blasts 

Discount for Products, Services and Events

  • 25% Discount on Council on Accreditation’s accreditation and re-accreditation fees
  • 10% Discount on extendedReach Products
  • 10% Discount on Praesidium’s abuse risk management services (incuding staff and foster parent training, onsite risk assessments, criminal background checks and more)
  • 15% Discount on the first year of using Binti’s recruitment and licensing software
  • Significant discount on Alliance for Strong Families and Community’s Annual Human Services Compensation Report 
  • Exclusive member rates for our annual Texas Child Care Adminstrators Conference 

Annual full member dues range from $500 to $9,500 and are based on your organization’s budget for direct services to children, youth and families in Texas.

Supporting Membership

For organizations that do not provide direct services to children and families, but support TACFS’s mission and code of ethics are eligible for supporting membership.


A Supporting Member investment in TACFS includes:

  • Member rate for exhibit booth at annual conference where over 1000 child welfare professionals come to network and learn
  • Member discounts for TACFS and Texas Center for Child and Family Studies events
  • Weekly newsletter providing TACFS agency news, DFPS news and alerts, updates on state and federal laws and regulation, state and national child welfare news and research, and training and job information, and more
  • Annual dues are $1000
  • Take the Hassle Out of Renewal

    In an effort to better serve our members and simplify your billing experience, TACFS offers a recurring payment option for your convenience. Just fill and submit this form to enroll.