Registration & Member Profiles

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website registration>

For a variety of reasons (including file downloads, event booking, becoming part of the imaginalCollective Community etc) you may need to register with the imaginalCollective website…

where is the registration link?>
the registration process>
  1. Complete the registration form fields (see explanations of each field below)
  2. click the create account button
  3. you will now be sent an activation email (this is an important security feature that helps us to validate your email address) to the email address you used (the subject will read: ‘Activate your account’)
    If you cannot find this email
    • please first thoroughly check your spam/junk mail folders
    • contact us via our contact form (using the email address you have registered with) and request that we re-send the activation email to you.
  4. either click on the link in your email OR, carefully copy the entire url and paste it into your browser.
  5. once the page has opened in your browser, click on the Activate button
  6. you should now be registered – wohooo!

Once you’ve registered you’ll be given the option to login to the website – just use your email address and password that you registered with.

profile fields required during registration>

email address: your email address is the primary way in which we contact you and is an essential means of identifying you as a community member – please ensure that this is entered correctly

first name, last name and username: all members, whether you are an individual, movement or organisation (see profile type below) are required to complete these fields. If you are an organisation you will be able to add additional fields, such as organisation name, to your profile once you have logged in.

The username is used…

  • to identify your account
  • as an optional alternative to your email address when logging in
  • to create the unique web address for your community member profile that you can then share with others…
    eg. imaginalcollective.eco/community/members/my_user_name/
    (so the shorter and more succinct the better)

profile type describes what kind of member you are and can currently be: individual(is the default), organisation, movement or project. There are also other profile types for affiliated organisations but these need to be applied for by contacting us after registration.

I haven't received my activation email! >

There are a number of scenarios that may result in you not finding your activation email – including the rare occasion where it is not even sent! The key thing at your end is to ensure that when you complete your registration you double check that your email address has been entered correctly.

If you cannot find your activation email

  • please first thoroughly check your spam/junk mail folders
  • contact us via our contact form (using the email address you have registered with) and request that we re-send the activation email to you.

community member profiles>

As well as the fields required for registration there are other profile fields that can be completed once you are registered and logged in…

Profile fields for organisations, projects, movements…

Depending on which profile type you have selected you will have access to further profile fields that are specific to describing that type.

As a minimum there will be a ‘name’ and ‘bio’ field available to describe the kind of profile you are holding …for example an Organisation Name and Bio fields for the ‘organisation’ profile type.

Generic Profile Fields

Location: when editing your profile you will see a My Visibility tab …in here are various fields (including your latitude and longitude fields) which need to be completed in order to be included on the imaginalMap and Community directories.

(see the FAQ, ‘how to enter your longitude and latitude’).

how to appear in the community member directories and searches>

Firstly: If you have registered but are not appearing in the community directories it may be that you have not ticked the Include me in the imaginal Community Directories checkbox on your profile.

  1. Tick the above checkbox from your member profile
    1. login from the left hand-side community menu select Me -> My Profile
    2. click the edit profile button
    3. select the My Visibility tab by clicking on it
    4. check the Include me in the imaginal Community Directories checkbox
    5. click Save Changes (important!)
  2. If you would like to be discovered by visitors and other iC members when they search for specific areas of interest you will need to update your Interest Areas – this is the same process as outlined below in the FAQ on how to appear on the iMap.
how to appear on the iMap>

To appear on the iMap you will first need to join the iC online Community and register as an iC member on this website. If you are already a member of an organisation affiliated with the iC you may still need to register on our site (please speak to your organisation's iC admin/moderator)

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You can learn about community membership here

If you are already a registered member...

enter your longitude and latitude>

You do this from your iC member profile:

  1. login
  2. go to left hand-side community menu
    • select Me -> My Profile
  3. click Edit Profile
  4. now select the Location tab by clicking on it
  5. click on the blue iMap button to open the iMap
  6. follow the instructions in the right-hand iMap options menu. If it is hidden you can reveal it by clicking on the Cog icon.
    • clicking on the tick icon (in the pop-up box on the map) closes the map and automatically completes your latitude and longitude fields.
  7. click Save Changes on your profile page (important!)

refine your presence using interest areas>

Fine tune how people find you on the imaginal Map (iMap) by completing your interest areas - also accessed via your members profile.

  1. login
  2. go to left hand-side community menu
    • select Me -> My Profile
  3. now select the interest areas tab by clicking on it
  4. click the edit interests button
  5. next to each interest area, that you want to appear on the map for, click the map icon so that it is now highlighted.
  6. when you have finished your selection click on submit changes (at the bottom of the page)
  7. ...you will now appear on the map when it is filtered for any interest area you have selected the map icon for. You will also appear in the members directory if you have checked that option (see how to appear in the community member directories and searches? FAQ).

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