Yesterday I answered the question Will Old Writing Clips Work?
Deirdre Reid, who blogs at Reid All About It, in comments, asked:
The only published articles I have are behind “members-only” walls. I don’t have access to them nor did I keep copies. I wrote them a few years ago when I was working in association management and not paying as much attention to my writing since it wasn’t my focus. However, I do have hundreds of blog posts on my blogs and an industry blog.
When a potential client asked for article samples, I explained the situation and gave her links to a few of my guest posts on that industry blog. Do you think that was the best approach?
Deirdre, blog posts work – either on yours or another or both. You can also list the articles in your credits even if you don’t have access to them.
Another approach might be to just ask the association if they can give you either access or copies for your portfolio. Chances are they will be cooperative if they don’t have to do too much work. Suggest they get a temporary login and password so you can go in and make copies yourself.
My hunch, however, is you won’t really need those. With your writing blog and Grabbing The Gusto blog I suspect you’ve got what you need.