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ConnectVA 2.0 Launching – New Site, New Features!

 

We are excited to announce the launch of ConnectVA 2.0: a more user-friendly, interactive, and mobile optimized version of our resource hub! Here are a few of the changes that are soon to come!

PLEASE NOTE: Current Users will receive an email with new login information; please refer to this email (and check your spam box) for your new system-generated password. You will NOT need to re-register.  We anticipate your new password to be sent between Friday April 17th and Sunday April 19th!

 

Mobile Responsive Design

The site will be optimized for mobile viewing, with a responsive design, for when you’re on-the-go.

Dashboard

Each registered User will have their own personal “pop-out” dashboard, to easily post information on the site and manage their Member and Organization profile.

From the dashboard, as a regular registered User, you will be able to:

– request an Organization or Business profile

– post on the Community Discussion Forum (formerly the Message Board)

– add items you have available to our Item Exchange

– fill out and edit your Member Profile that will be included in our Member Directory (see below)

If you are a registered User who will be managing your Organization Profile (you can have multiple managers!) from your Dashboard you will also be able to manage:

– your Organization’s Profile

– add Jobs

– add RFP’s

– add Events

– add Items Needed/Available

Organization Profile

We encourage you to completely fill out your organization’s profile, and add your logos, contact information, specific program information, links to other profiles you have, like your giverichmondportrait or handsongreater richmond profile and of course, the human services programs you offer in our Basic Needs Directory, powered by Aunt Bertha.

Member Directory

In addition to the Organization Directory, we will now feature a new Member Directory to encourage ConnectVA community members to connect with one another – you will be able to add profile pictures, contact information and your own sites, like LinkedIn or Twitter, to your account through your dashboard.

Community Calendar

New features of the site include an optimized Community Event Calendar; not only will it be easier to post and search for events, you will also be able to export the calendar, as well as add images and google maps to your event.

Job Finder

Our enhanced job finder will allow you to post and search for jobs by new categories, besides just full-time and part-time positions – there will be internships, temporary, contract and freelance categories!

RFP Portal

We are even adding a portal for RFP’s to our Job Finder!

PLEASE NOTE: For any organization posting open positions, the launch will coincide with a price increase for job postings – they will now be $45 each. This decision was made in order to ensure the sustainability of our operation, and we thank you for understanding.

Items Needed/Available

You will now be able to add images to items that you need or have available in our Item Exchange.

Community Discussion Forum

You can now have a more interactive discussion, adding through visual and video content on the Message Board – now called our “Community Discussions” Forum.

We encourage you all to re-subscribe to various forums, as your subscription will not carry over to the new site, so you can stay up-to-date and get immediate notifications when a funder posts information about a grant opportunity, when a big announcement happens in the nonprofit sector, or when a question is posed on the Communications and Marketing Forum.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about these changes and feel free to send us an email should you have any questions or concerns.  Should you experience any disruptions in service, we appreciate your patience, as we’re under construction!

 

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