What is Connect?
Connect is NCACPA’s most robust member benefit.
Connect is NCACPA’s online community that facilitates professional connection and collaboration. Members save time (and money) by gaining real-time answers to questions and support from fellow accounting professionals. Share your knowledge and benefit from others’ expertise when you need it, where you need it.
Current topics like PPP expense deductibility, ERC, technology, and NC’s General Assembly’s legislative actions are always popular discussions, and new issues arise daily for members to discuss. Being a part of NCACPA gives you access to a network of expert professionals right at your fingertips! Learn more about Connect and jump into the conversation today.
NCACPA members already have a Connect profile. Simply go to community.ncacpa.org and log in by clicking the green button to access with your existing ncacpa.org username and password. If you’ve forgotten your login information, follow the directions to reset your password or contact Experience Support at 800-722-2836.
We are so incredibly excited to offer a brand new, user-friendly, efficient, and streamlined experience to our members on your favorite professional community and networking platform!
To make this transition easier, we’re dropping a little tutorial here on how you can easily get logged in and start exploring all the new features.
Connect Access and Login
Creating your Profile
Notifications & Privacy Settings
Creating a Post
Using the Connect Tagging Feature
Using the Member Directory
Using the Search Feature
Using the Chat Feature
Connect Platform FAQs
When will the update occur?
Late October 2021. We consulted with Connect’s expert superusers and reviewed platform usage trends, and have decided to launch after the October 15 tax deadline. There is a heavy use period between September 1–October 15.
Will the platform experience any downtime during this transition?
There will be a short downtime for the platform with specific date information to follow.
Will the current content on Connect still be available?
Yes, the majority of Connect content will still be available. The short downtime period will allow for historical information, including discussion posts and library entries, to be transitioned to the new platform. While some features like individual profile photos and bios will not transfer over, this is the perfect time for users to update personal information!
What will change?
The look and feel of Connect will be the largest area of change. Content and accessibility will remain the same! Our goal is to de-clutter Connect by providing a more streamlined and clean design to encourage increased collaboration.
Why is NCACPA making this change to Connect?
Continuing to enhance and grow member resources is extremely important to ensure we provide the best possible experience for members. Association staff spent many months researching online community providers and working to understand how members utilize our current site, in addition to and most importantly, listening to your feedback. The new vendor provides for increased capability to enhance the areas you love (like a live chat feature in lieu of direct email messaging) and helps remove the clutter that discourages interactions.
What is happening to Volunteer 365 and Mentoring Connection?
As with Connect, both programs are also getting a facelift. This transition will be a longer process and while they will not launch with the updated Connect site, more information will be coming soon. Questions about these programs? Contact Courtney Gribble.
I am not familiar with Connect; what is it all about?
Connect is NCACPA’s online community that facilitates professional connection and collaboration. Members save time (and money) by gaining real-time answers to questions and support from fellow accounting professionals. Share your knowledge and benefit from others’ expertise when you need it, where you need it. Current topics like PPP expense deductibility, ERC, technology, and NC’s General Assembly’s legislative actions are always popular discussions, and new issues arise daily for members to discuss. Being a part of NCACPA gives you access to a network of expert professionals right at your fingertips!
Connect Code of Conduct: Rules, Etiquette, and Privacy Guidelines
We’d love to have you as part of our members-only community! To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic rules and guidelines for participation in our online platform, Connect.
By joining NCACPA and using Connect, you agree that you have read and will follow the Code of Conduct. Connect is an interactive service that will enable you to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in ongoing conversations and information sharing. Sharing any discussion post/thread outside of the Connect platform without permission from the post/thread contributor(s) is strictly prohibited. We want this to be a safe space for members to feel comfortable sharing and asking questions.
To preserve a climate that encourages both civil and productive dialogue, we reserve the right to remove any posts and/or suspend/terminate access in this community for anyone who violates the Code of Conduct. NCACPA does not verify the accuracy of the content in postings, actively monitor Connect for inappropriate postings, nor undertake editorial control of postings. However, if any inappropriate posting(s) is brought to the attention of NCACPA, we will take corrective action. For questions regarding this community or to notify NCACPA of an inappropriate posting, please email [email protected] or utilize the “contact us ” link.
Read more about each section of the Code of Conduct:
- All messages must add to the body of knowledge. Discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention by challenging or attacking others.
- All postings and comments must be of a professional nature. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, harassing, obscene, sexually explicit, inappropriate with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or other intrinsic characteristic and/or illegal content are strictly prohibited. Robust discussion and varying perspectives on legislative and regulatory policies are encouraged so long as they do not become partisan in nature.
- Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on discussion threads and in the libraries is available for all to see, and your comments may be subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
- Non-NCACPA advertisements are not permitted on any discussion list or resource library, including but not limited to products, services, and continuing professional education offerings.
- Job postings are not permitted on any discussion list or resource library. NCACPA’s Career Center is available to all members. For more information about the Career Center, contact [email protected].
- When discussing matters that may involve clients, members should be cautious not to disclose any client information that may go beyond what is available to the public (i.e., confidential client information) or that the client has not agreed may be disclosed. This would apply even in cases where the client’s name is not specifically mentioned. Disclosure of confidential client information without a client’s consent would be in violation of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, sections ET 1.700 and ET 0.400.09.
- NCACPA reserves the right to reject any message for any reason.
Discussion Group Etiquette
- State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your post and makes it easier to search the archives by subject.
- Only reply to all when your response contains information that can benefit everyone.
- Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list.” Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a Connect Community. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from Connect and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your NCACPA account information.
- Post your messages or documents only to the most appropriate groups or libraries. Do not spam several groups with the same message.
- As NCACPA engages in legislative advocacy and other political activity in a non-partisan manner, we ask that conversations remain non-partisan when discussing legislative and political matters.
- First Violation—(warning)—Subscribers in violation for the first time will receive a communication from NCACPA regarding the violation of the Code of Conduct. Note: There are some extreme incidents that could lead to an immediate ban. See below.
- Second violation—(suspension)—A second violation will result in a 30-day suspension from the platform. To be reinstated, the suspended member will be asked to demonstrate that they understand the reason for suspension.
- Third violation—(permanent removal)—A third offense will result in termination from the platform in perpetuity. Mitigating circumstances may be discussed privately with NCACPA but reinstatement will only be allowed under unusual circumstances, and such decision is entirely at the discretion of NCACPA.
- Extreme incident—(immediate revocation of privileges)—Posting of illegal material, purposeful dissemination of viruses, intentional derogatory/defamatory or potential libelous statements, and/or attacks will result in immediate removal from the community.
This site is provided as a service for members of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA). NCACPA is not responsible for the opinions and information posted by others on this site. We disclaim all warranties regarding information posted on this site, whether posted by NCACPA or any third party. This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall NCACPA be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, harassing, obscene, sexually explicit, inappropriate with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or other intrinsic characteristic, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the express permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants NCACPA and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price-fixing or other forms of anti-competitive behavior, a boycott of another’s business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. For example, messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
We respect your privacy. Any personal information you provide to us including your name, address, telephone number, and email address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside our organization except as noted below.
All NCACPA data within the Connect platform is the property of NCACPA.
NCACPA reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Code of Conduct at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to the Code of Conduct on this page and will indicate at the bottom of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Code of Conduct. If you do not agree to abide by this or any future Code of Conduct, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the service or site. While NCACPA will make every effort to notify members when policies are updated, it is ultimately your responsibility to regularly check the site to determine if there have been changes to the Code of Conduct and to review such changes.
Revised October 2021