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Tip of the Week: Subscribe and Post to the Discussion Forum


Have you checked out the new look of the Discussion Forum? Formerly known as the Message Board, the Discussion Forum is a place to participate in cause-related dialogue and seek real-time answers on a variety of topics. Forums include:

  • News and Announcements
  • Inquiries and Advice
  • Grants and Funding Opportunities
  • Project Participation and Survey Requests
  • Classifieds (not to be confused with our Items Exchange, the Classifieds forum can be used to post about real estate and property for sale or rent with special benefit to nonprofits)
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Communication and Marketing

Important Note: If you were subscribed to a Message Board prior to the new website launch on April 19th, you MUST resubscribe to Discussion Forum(s) on the new site.

How to Subscribe to a Forum:

You may subscribe to multiple forums and you may unsubscribe at any time. To begin, ensure that you have logged in to your user account from the ConnectVA home page. Next, navigate to the Engage button at the top of the home page, and click on Community Discussions. Then, click on the Forum(s) in which you wish to subscribe, and click on the Subscribe button.

Subscribe to the ConnectVA Discussion Forum

You will now receive e-mails whenever a new topic is posted in that Forum.

How to Post a Topic in a Forum:

To begin, log in to your user account, or register. Expand your Dashboard (orange button), and click on Post a Message to our Community Discussion:

Post a Discussion on ConnectVA

Choose which discussion forum you would like to read and participate in. Read and reply to topics or start a new topic.

Post a Discussion on ConnectVA

Add a Discussion on ConnectVA

To add a photo, click on the photo icon. You may insert a photo with a .jpeg URL (a photo from a website).

Add a Discussion to ConnectVA

To add a YouTube video to your post, simply copy and paste the share link into the body of the post, and when you click Submit, the video will be automatically embedded in your post.

Add a Discussion to ConnectVA

Add a Discussion to ConnectVA

Post a Discussion to ConnectVA

Please review our Discussion Forum Rules for guidelines on appropriate topics as well as adding media to posts.

Want more tips on using ConnectVA 2.0?  Read how to:

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