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Quick Start Guide

Getting Started on MemberCONNECT

Make the most of your MemberCONNECT experience online by taking these steps to allow others to find and connect with you, engage in meaningful conversations about the topics that matter to you, and build your presence in the online community.

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Log In

Your login credentials will be the same as your credentials for your Individual Member Account (not your company account). When you go to https://memberconnect.nicuparentnetwork.org  click “Sign In.”

Profile Set-Up

Tell us about yourself. Upload a profile picture and add some information to your profile so it is easier to find and connect with like-minded peers.

Profile Settings

Sign Up for Notifications

Your frequency can be in the form of a daily or weekly digest–a single email each day summarizing the hottest topics in your community, or stay informed in real time with instant alerts.

Build Your Contact List

Select Directory from the top navigation bar to find friends and colleagues belonging to MemberCONNECT. Creating a contact list helps identify relationships and build searchable networks. Our Advanced Search option offers further parameters for making connections.

Customize Your Profile Settings

While on your profile page, click on the tab for My Account. Here you can set up how you want to receive emails from the community, how much of your profile you want visible to other members, design the signature area that appears under your discussion posts and more. If you have any questions about what a certain setting means, please email the Community Manager at [email protected] for help.

Join the Conversation

Posting a Message

1. Select “Add” next to the Latest Discussions or “Post New Message” if on the Discussions page.

2. You can upload attachments (attachments will automatically be added to the community library).

3. You can @mention specific community members.

Scheduled posts and drafts can be found under the “My Contributions” tab of your profile.

You can save a draft of the post. The system will automatically start saving your message once you start adding content. You can schedule a post to go live at a certain time. To access your scheduled posts and drafts, go to Profile > My Contributions > List of Contributions

Reply to a Discussion

REPLY: Reply to the entire thread.

REPLY PRIVATELY: Sends a private response to the member’s community inbox.

MARK AS INAPPROPRIATE: If a member’s post clearly violates the MemberCONNECT Code of Conduct, you can flag it to be reviewed by the community management team.

Find a Community

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Share a Resource

Finding the Resource Library

To find the Resource Library, select Browse from the navigation menu and then select Library Entries.

If you are on a Community homepage, you can access the Library by clicking on the Library tab.

To add a new library item select “Create Entry“. Complete the required fields on the library entry form: Title, Library, Description, Entry Type. Based on the Entry type you select you will need to take additional steps after you select next.

What Now?

Let Us Know You're Here

Say hello and share what you are hoping to gain by participating.

Ask Questions

What do you want to know more about? Have a question about anything from professional development to everyday problems? There’s someone out there with the answer.

Share Ideas

Is there a hot topic you want to discuss? How about a lesson you’ve learned that might help your fellow members? Start a discussion thread to give others a peek inside your world or to demonstrate your expertise on a topic.

Give Feedback

Use your knowledge and experience to answer other members’ questions. Just click Reply to the right of any discussion post, or comment underneath a library entry.

Spread Knowledge

Check out our useful Resources, such as the Resource Library, to see what others have uploaded and keep the sharing going.