Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the NACDD online community. We are so glad to have you! Here are a few tips to get started.

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  • Filling out your profile will help people get to know you. Uploading a profile picture and a bio that show your personality is a great way to ensure you make a good impression in the forum.

  • Customize your profile settings. Start by finding "My Account" in your profile. From here, you can set up how you want to receive emails from the community, how much of your profile you want visible to others, the signature area that appears under your discussion posts, and more. If you have any questions about what a certain setting means, please get in touch with us here.



  • When you click the pencil symbol next to “Contact Details” a form will open for you to fill out. Please answer each section in order for your colleagues to identify you better and have more context for referrals.



  • PRO TIP: You are auto subscribed to zero digests for most communities, but you are able to change this settingto receive Daily or Weekly digests if you prefer. If you subscribe to Daily digests, you will receive an email each weekday summarizing the hottest topics in your forum.



  • Build your contact list. First, select Member Directory from the top navigation bar. Then, use the member search to find friends and colleagues. Creating a contact list helps identify relationships and build searchable networks. Our Advanced Search option offers further parameters for making connections.


What now? It's time to join the conversation!

Let us know you're here. Say hello and share what you are hoping to gain by participating in the Open Forum.



Ask questions. Have a question about anything from your career path, to referrals, to everyday challenges? There's someone out there with an answer.

Share ideas. Is there a hot topic you want to discuss? How about a lesson you've learned that might help your colleagues? 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 others' questions. Just click "Reply to Group" to the right of any discussion post, or comment underneath a library entry.

Spread knowledge. Upload useful resources to the resource library, check out what others have uploaded, and keep the sharing going.