4.) 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.
5.) 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).
6.) 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!