Welcome to the new SND membership portal/directory

We’re pleased to introduce a new feature for SND members — a new portal that makes it easy to find nearby members; see and connect with members anywhere in the world with a visual and dynamic directory; present more detailed info about yourself (including slides of your work) to industry colleagues; and manage your own membership account details.

This portal preserves the features of our current system: you can “subscribe” monthly to SND instead of making annual dues payments, and you can still use Paypal or pay by check if you so choose.

If you have any questions about the new portal, or your membership status, feel free to contact Executive Director Stephen Komives at skomives@snd.org.

GETTING STARTED

All current members are in the system. You’ll need to log in and obtain a new password (you can change it to whatever you like — including your old SND password — once you activate your account).
Go here: http://www.snd.org/join/member-sign-in and click on Request Password

Within minutes you’ll receive a password in your email. Use that to sign in.
You’ll be taken to an ABOUT ME page, where you can enter your name, title, and home/work location information. Here you can also change your password. You will also see your membership level – Professional, Student or Educator – displayed along with your renewal date. You can click to renew or change your status right from here. Your billing info and expiration date are not displayed publicly.

Under the PROFILE tab, you can control what personal/professional information you would like displayed to other members in the public directory. You can also design your digital business card for the directory, including images of your work. And you can add your social links: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, BBB, Google+, Yelp, Youtube, Pinterest and Instagram.

MEMBER DIRECTORY

The Member Directory is here. The Member Directory is viewable only by other members who have signed in.

It offers a dynamic map view of all members plus the individual business cards (your public profile, viewable by other members). Its search function allows you to locate and connect with all members within, say, 30 miles of you. The map is geocoded to the current address on file. Here’s how it displays:

When you click on a business card you’ll see the member’s location mapped, and be able to view the work they’ve posted. You can also email other members, but you’ll note this system does not publicly display email addresses.

MORE TO COME

We will be rolling out a special Member-Only area on the site, for newsletter pdfs, workshop handouts, and more. Stay tuned!

About Stephen Komives

is Executive Director of the Society for News Design.

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