Our WEBSITE WEDNESDAYS blog posts will be focused on teaching you a new tip or trick for using the website or member management options. There is a ton of functionality for use on this service and initially it may seem a bit confusing and overwhelming. It took me a few days during the building of the site to understand its workings and I am still discovering new functions. So without further delay, let us explore today’s topic.
So you seen the announcements or heard rumblings about the new website and online membership but are not sure how get into the system and renew your membership for 2017. Let’s break it down into the key steps. We are going to divide the steps into three blog posts.
1. Receive the Welcome email.
2. Click the link to request a password reset.
3. Reset your password.
4. Login to Your Profile
5. Confirm your profile data and correct.
6. Click the Renew button
7. Select any changes on the renew application.
8. Select your payment option
1. Receive the Welcome Email
The welcome email went out to all existing 2016 members on January 24th. So just open that and …..wait, what? You didn’t get an email? Sigh, well yes that is very possible. About 25% of our memberships have not given us an email to use. Another 10% are not valid email addresses. So if you fall into one of these buckets, first step is to email Tina Zanotto at firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address you would like to use or to confirm your situation.
Another reason you might not be getting your email is from it being blocked as spam. Add email@example.com to your safe list. Don’t know how to do that? This page shows you the steps for some common email platforms. Notify Tina, and she will resend your welcome email.
2. Ok, lets assume you now have the welcome email. Read the entire email, because it provides you some basic guidance. Then click the link.
This will take you to reset password page where you will enter your email address and the code in the box to make sure you are a real human. Click the submit button.
3. Now you will get another system email to reset your password. Click the link to go to the password reset page.
Enter your desired password, click the set as new password and you are done. Write it down! If you forget it, you will be going through reset again in the future. You can now go to blog post 2 of 3 to learn how to log in to your profile. You won't have to go through these steps again, unless you forget your password.