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Welcome to the new NAIFA website!

Member profiles are the foundation of our networking, "Find an Appraiser”, and community interaction capability. A well-crafted profile shows other appraisers and prospective clients the range of your capabilities and your commitment to the profession through your involvement in NAIFA, chapter activities, or communities of practice. Only members and administrators of NAIFA have profiles. Guests and lapsed members are not eligible to post member profiles.

Through your profile, you can:

  • Maintain personal and professional information
  • Provide extended biographical information
  • Manage your external social/professional networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, and/or Twitter)
  • Select what profile fields are visible to other members and the public
  • Maintain categorized colleague connection lists
  • Use name formats for "company name" or nick/screen name
  • Maintain multiple personal blogs with audio/video sharing
  • Manage group/community/member blog subscriptions
  • Post and update online résumé/CV
  • Manage your project postings (solicit opportunities)
  • Manage your personal preferences and alerts
  • Upload to your personal photo albums
  • Create an affinity email address

You have control over how much information to make available to others and how much you would like to be contacted. However, you create greater professional and business development opportunities by your participation in more groups, balanced by your desire for privacy. The links in Manage My Profile are: My Personal Page- how your personal profile appears to registered site users.  

  • My Public Profile - how your personal profile appears to unregistered users (your personal blogs and photo albums, if you chose to create them, and the section titled "More Information" are hidden).  Edit My Profile - update all parts of your profile and hide certain data fields (e.g., email address, home address, and personal information)
  • My Groups - list of communities to which you belong (your groups have already been assigned), including "Members Only Café”, chapter groups, leadership groups, and more
  • My Networks - links to your profiles on other social network sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) , which extends your access to other professionals and lets others access yours (optional)
  • My Event Registrations - list of past and future events for which you have registered
  • My Blogs - list of your personal blogs (optional). Others can comment on your blogs, they are searchable, and others can subscribe to your blogs through RSS My Subscriptions - these are blogs on the NAIFA website to which you have subscribed to be notified when new postings are made
  • My Files & Links - your personal file libraries connected to your profile, most often to attach your company brochures, videos, etc
  • My Preferences - this is how you choose to be notified of activities of those with whom you are connected. We suggest that you use these very sparingly, because turning them all on could generate a lot of messages. However, we suggest you turn on "Email me when new messages arrive" and "Email me when someone applies for an opening I have posted" as a minimum My Messages (XX New) - internal messages received from another member who wants to contact you (number indicates how many were received while you were offline). Click "My Messages" to go to your mailbox and click "(XX New)" to go directly to your Inbox
  • My Connections (XX New) - you may choose to connect to selected members (similar to Facebook) that provide more messaging options (number indicates how many new requests you have received from people who want to connect with you) My
  • Photo Gallery - photos you have uploaded and want to share (optional)
  • My Résumé/CV - if you are interested in participating in automatic email notification of appraisal opportunities in your specified areas of interest, we recommend you create a CV to supplement your profile. The CV is more searchable by prospective clients or industry partners
  • My Career Postings - if you have posted a request, you can track them here
  • Membership Info - indicates your membership type and status of membership. This is where you would renew your membership.
  • Refer a Friend - share with colleagues the opportunity to participate in NAIFA professional, network, and business development activities. When you use this function to refer a friend to NAIFA and they register through the website as a guest or join NAIFA, this is tracked, along with those they refer, to a third level. NAIFA is offering incentives to members whose referrals result in new members
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