Using this Site

Joining the Community

Member Dashboard (My501)

Account Settings

Connecting With Other Members

Discussions 

Searching the Community

OnBoard

Jobs


Joining the Community

Registration

Access to the 501(c)ommunity is exclusively available to Mission Capital nonprofit and individual members. Once you or your organization registers for a Mission Capital membership, you will automatically be added to the 501(c)ommunity. Learn more about membership and benefits at: https://missioncapital.org/join-our-network/

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Logging In

To log in to the community enter the email address that you gave Mission Capital along with your password and select "login". If you forgot your password you can reset it by clicking "Forgot Password" which will send a new password to your account email address.

For nonprofit members, each person on your team (up to 40 people people) can have his/her own login. You do not need to share one set of login credentials across your entire organization. If you are part of an organization that is already a Mission Capital member but you do not have your own login, contact the primary contact for your organization (typically the individual who initiated your membership), or email info@501community.org.

Not sure if your organization is a Mission Capital member? Check our member network page

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Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Mission Capital values your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. By visiting 501community.org, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Privacy Policy. Additionally, by using the 501(c)ommunity, you agree to the site's Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these terms, please discontinue use of the site and contact info@501community.org.

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Member Dashboard (My501)

Creating a Member Profile Photo

Your profile photo is the main image that represents you with all of your activity within the 501(c)ommunity. To change you profile photo click the “Change profile photo” link on the My501 page. Your organization's logo is an acceptable profile picture, if you do not have a personal photo available.

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Adding Colleagues

Nonprofit members can have up to 40 representatives in the 501(c)community, depending on membership level (meaning you do not need to share just one username across your entire organization). Representatives selected to join the 501(c)ommunity should be key stakeholders in your nonprofit organization - staff, board members, and key volunteers. Representatives from other nonprofits or businesses should not be added to your account.

One individual within the organization is designated as the primary contact (typically the same individual who registered the membership).  If you are the primary contact, you can add/invite your colleagues to the 501(c)ommunity by navigating to the My501 page, clicking the orange ‘Manage My Organization’ button under your profile picture, and selecting ‘Add Member’.  If you are not the primary contact for your organization and would like to find out who is, email info@501community.org.  

Bookmarking Content

The 'My Bookmarks' area (on the My501 page, under your profile picture) gives you a way to quickly get to specific content items on the site that you have bookmarked. You can bookmark items including photos, videos, files, and jobs by selecting, "Add to Bookmarks" when viewing that item. 

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Earning Points (My Stats)

You earn points with community activity such as asking questions, replies to discussion threads, making friends, and so on. As you hit certain point levels, you'll be rewarded for your contribution to the community. For more information on what these stats mean, visit the Points & Incentives page.

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Account Settings

Managing Account Information

In the 'My Account' area (on the top navigation, under My501 choose 'Edit Account Settings') you can update the main account details for your account including username, first name, last name, email address and password.

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Privacy Settings

The Privacy Settings tab in the My Account area gives you control over who can see your content. There are three settings for each area that can be applied: friends only, everybody and nobody. The areas that you can control privacy for are profile comments, profile information and all content. You can also restrict access to limit the ability for other members to send you a private message.

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Email Notifications

The Notification tab in the My Account area gives you control over what email notifications you receive regarding activity in the 501(c)ommunity. To customize the email notifications you receive for specific discussion categories, choose ‘All Discussion Categories’ from under the ‘Discussions’ tab in the navigation bar. Click the discussion category that interests you, then click ‘Subscribe to this category’ under the title to receive email notifications.  You have the option of receiving instant updates, a daily digest, or a weekly digest.  Repeat for each category that interests you. You can also unsubscribe from all site notifications in this area.

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Managing Content

The 'My Content' page (on the top navigation, under My501) allows you to manage photos, videos, files and posts that you have contributed anywhere in the 501(c)ommunity. For each item you upload you can add a title, description and tags. In the photos area you can select a photo to be your main primary site photo. The maximum file size you can upload is 20 megabytes (mb).

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Managing Your Friends

The 'My Friends' page (on the top navigation, under My501) allows you to view, remove and accept friends from the 501(c)ommunity. If you have any pending friend requests you can select one of the following options: “Accept” to add them as a friend, "Decline" to not add them and "No Action" to leave them as a pending request. To connect with other members on the site or become 'friends' you will need to send them a friend request. To send a friend request you will need to view their profile and click on the "Add as Friend" link (under their profile picture).

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Your Inbox

The Inbox (on the top navigation, under My501) allows you to communicate privately with other members on the site. The inbox view allows you to see latest messages you have received from other members. Within the Inbox you can open and read messages by clicking on the subject header of each message. To delete a message, click the check box and then click “Delete Selected”. To view sender’s profile, click the user name.

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Setting Up and Editing Your Profile

In the 'Edit Profile' page (on the top navigation, under My501), click the arrows to the right of each profile information area. This will expand that area and allow you to fill out the profile information form. When finished with each section click "Save" and the information will display on your profile.

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Viewing Your Profile

The 'My Profile' page (on the top navigation, under My501) is what other 501(c)ommunity members see when they visit your profile. You can also see and change your main profile picture, view your community stats, see the community recent activity, view a list of your friends, and see comments members have left for you. 

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Connecting With Other Members

Viewing Other Member Profiles

By clicking a member’s name anywhere in the 501(c)ommunity, you will be sent to that individual’s profile where you can view his/her information, and click the links in their profile to find other members with similar interests or experiences.To connect with other members on the site or become 'friends' you will need to send them a friend request. To send a friend request, view their profile and click on the "Add as Friend" link (under their profile picture). Depending on the specific member's setting you may also send a private message or leave them a comment on their profile. 

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Discussions

Subscribing to Discussion Categories

Under the My 501 tab, choose Edit Account Settings. Select “Subscriptions” on the right hand side. Choose “Instant” or “Daily” for each discussion category that interests you. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page when you’re done..

Participating in Discussions

Participate in the 501(c)ommunity discussions from the Discussions page (on the top navigation). There you can start a new discussion by clicking on the orange "Start a Discussion" button, or browse discussions by category (from the categories listed on the right hand side).  You can also participate in existing discussions by replying to a topic. Click into a discussion topic that you're interested in, and click "Reply" at the top or bottom of the post. To post your comment click “Post".

All posts should follow the 501(c)ommunity guidelines.  Read the guidelines before posting to find tips on getting your questions answered.

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Searching for Content and Other Users

Member Search

You can search members within the community from the 'Members' tab. There you can search by name, or select an option under "Filter By" on the left hand side to narrow your search. You can then view other members' profiles and add new friends by sending them a friend request.

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Basic Keyword Search

To search quickly using a keyword or phrase, type the keyword, name, or topic you are looking for in top right search box located on each page. Once you click "Search" you will be taken to a page where you can filter the search results by type, time frame and location. 

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OnBoard

Accessing Board Development Resources

From the main OnBoard page, you can access 5 Steps to Board Service (for current or prospective board members) or 5 Steps to Find Board Members (for organizations).  Each section contains useful tips and additional downloadable resources related to board development. 

Adding an Open Board Position

Mission Capital nonprofit members can promote open board positions via OnBoard. Underneath OnBoard on the top task bar, select ‘Add Open Position.’  After reading the guidelines, select ‘Post a Board Position’ on the bottom of the page.  There is no limit on the number of open board positions an organization may post.  Open board positions are visible to the public (including non-members). 

Editing Your Open Board Position

To edit or delete an open board position, log in to the 501(c)ommunity, find and select your opening in the list of Open Board Positions, and select ‘Edit Position’ or ‘Delete Position’ at the bottom of the page.

Jobs

Adding an Open Job or Internship

Mission Capital nonprofit members can promote open job and internship positions via the 501(c)ommunity.  Underneath Jobs on the top task bar, select ‘Add Open Position’.  After reading the guidelines, select ‘Post a Nonprofit Job’ or ‘Post an Internship’ on the bottom of the page.  There is no limit on the number of open jobs or internships an organization may post.  Postings will remain active for 30 days, at which point you may re-post if your position has not been filled.  Open jobs and internships are visible to the public (including non-members) via the Careers section of the Mission Capital website. 

Editing Your Open Job or Internship

To edit or delete an open job or internship position, log in to the 501(c)ommunity using the same credentials as when you first posted your position, find and select your opening in the list of open Nonprofit Jobs or open Internships, and select ‘Edit Position’ or ‘Delete Position’ at the bottom of the page.

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