Getting Started

NCA Engage is more than a social site or a learning management system. It's a professional networking and learning tool designed to connect National Children's Alliance members and partners. NCA Engage provides instant access to a community of your peers, useful and informative document libraries, access to online training, and allows users to engage in focused online discussions. In short, NCA Engage provides members with an unprecedented opportunity to reach new heights, elevate their game, and share expertise to be of greater service to children everywhere.  



1.) Complete New User Registration
Complete the new user registration form
  • The sign-in form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. 
  • The primary contact of each member organization received the Organizational ID to share, but if you do not have it, please contact membership ( to get your member Organizational ID number.  This  number helps us give you the appropriate member access to the platform.
  • If you are not a member, simply type in the Organizational ID field - Non-Member, to gain limited access to the platform.

Please contact to remove former staff members from Engage. 


2.) Action Required to Activate Your Profile

Once the user submits the new user registration. An email verification is sent to the email address. Once the user verify the email address the account is sent to an administrator for approval.

Approval can take up to 24-72hrs


Once the account is approved by an account administrator the user will receive a welcome email from NCA Engage. 

Please contact if you experience issues with requesting an account.

Due to the high volume of email generated from our community, some email service providers incorrectly identify the email as spam. While we do everything possible to ensure strong deliverability rates, it's sometimes necessary that you add the community email addresses to your "whitelist" (this tells your email provider that we are approved senders and not spam). If you stopped receiving email from the community, this is the first and most critical step to take to ensure our email can be delivered to you.

3.) Login
Click on the LOGIN button in the upper right hand corner. Enter your email address and the password you created. If you have forgotten your password select "Can't access your account?" to reset your password.

Complete Your Profile
Once you login to NCA Engage, locate the menu bar on the homepage. Click on "My Profile"(you can also find a profile link in the top right hand corner of the page).

Begin by adding a profile picture (Add a Picture > Upload).

Next, tell other community members about yourself in the BIO section. Complete the education, job history, and interest sections by using the Add/Edit links (optional).

Link to your profile(s) on Facebook®, LinkedIn®, Twitter®, etc., simply by clicking on the appropriate link(s) under Social Media Sites and following the prompts (optional). 

Your membership type ribbon (Accredited, Associate, etc.) will automatically be displayed on the left side of the page under your profile picture.

Customize Your Settings

Using the My Account drop down menu, click Privacy Settings. Here, you will set your contact preferences and control how you appear to others. After setting your preferences be sure to click Save.

Using My Account drop down menu, select Community Notifications. Here, you will set your preferences for how long you wish to be notified of discussions and other activities. You can choose to be notified in Real Time, by Daily Digest, in Legacy format, or you can choose to receive No Email notification at all. Setting your subscriptions to No Email requires logging in to NCA Engage to view all activity (not recommended, you may miss something groundbreaking).

Adding Contacts

Using the Member tab on the menu bar, users have two search options. The Basic Search allows you to search by first name, last name, company, or email address. Advance Search also allows you to search by location, member type, subject matter expert, topic interest, region, and professional associations.

Now you're ready to build your contact list!

 Now that you've logged in, built your profile, set preferences and invited new contacts, you're ready to explore and discover all that NCA Engage has to offer. Send messages to your contacts, start a discussion, join a community, or complete a course. It's all here in one place!