ASPB's new web site has a feature called Groups. You can explore Group pages. Get to know one another. Contribute to a conversation. Share your expertise. Learn from others… and feel free to stay awhile. Online community Groups bring together people via the web site in one place with similar interests or purposes.
ASPB has groups available for members only, sections, interest groups, publications, and audiences.
To see/enter a group you are a member of, select "Groups" on the right-hand side under MY PROFILE. A list of groups you have joined are there. Note: All members are automatically assigned to the primary Membership group for members only.
Your Primary Group is the group at the top of your group list. Change by selecting the group at the bottom.
Select the group name you'd like to enter.
JOIN A GROUP
On the left-hand navigation, mouse-over Online Community and select Groups. Enter the group type you are interested in, select the group name, and select Join Group at the top. Note: Some groups are restricted and a notice display if you are unable to join.
Note: What you can do depends on the rights your group allows for members. Different groups have different settings.
Home - The group home page will be the default tab. A description of the group is at the top. Below that are postings to your group including members of your group who updated profiles recently, events from the event calendar that apply to your section, and news that applies to your group.
Wall – Select the Wall tab to view the wall of your group. Similar to a Facebook wall, this is a quick place to post news and information for your group. Members of group will receive email notices (if they haven't opted out) that a posting was added.
Upload Photos – Select this option on the right-hand side to upload photos for your section. An example of photos would include pictures from meetings and events.
Group Pages – On the top left, select to view sets of group pages posted by your group administrator.
Directory + Features
Group Directory – Search and view members in your group
Calendar – View events posted by your group administrator
Blogs – These blogs are those only posted to your group
Forums – Threaded discussions on topics for members to participate in
Photo Gallery – A gallery of photos posted on upload photos
Group Admin – Find your group admin on the right-side of the group page. Contact them for anything regarding your group.
Take a few minutes to browse through the groups and join one that interests you or contact us to suggest a new one! As always, feedback is welcome!