A Simplified User Experience
Over the Holidays, we rolled out a massive update on Open In Indiana, including a simplified, easier-to-use user experience. In this blog, we’re going to show you what you need to know about using your new and improved Open In Indiana account.
New Member Dashboard
You’ll notice the change right away when you login to your Open In Indiana account. This simplified layout helps you navigate all of the components of your Open In Indiana membership. You’ll also see a list of recent activity from other members and you have the ability to share updates!
Stay Connected on Mobile
When viewing your Open In Indiana Member Dashboard from your smartphone, the user navigation buttons are placed in the Quick Links menu.
Updating Your Member Profile
Your Open In Indiana Member Profile is where you add your contact details for fellow members to connect with you. Your Member Profile has four sections,
- Details & Contact: This section includes your direct contact information, location and company name.
- Education & Career: This section includes details about your education and if you’re seeking new employment or business opportunities.
- Just for Fun: This section includes space to list any hobbies or fun facts you’d like to share with members
- Volunteer & Community Service: This section includes details about any service organization you’re a member of and causes you care about.
Updating Your Profile Photo
To update your Profile Photo, Click Change Profile Photo and select the picture you would like to use. Your image must be smaller than 100KB. Once uploaded, you’ll be prompted to crop your photo, then save your changes.
To update your Cover Image, click Change Cover Image and select the photo you would like to use. Be sure to click Save Changes when you’re done.
Returning to Your Member Dashboard
To return to your Member Dashboard, simply click the Open In Indiana logo in the top menu.
Adding Your Business Listing
If you haven’t already added a business listing on Open In Indiana, the second button in your navigation menu will be yellow and say Add My Business. All new business listings are submitted for review before publication on Open In Indiana. If you’ve already added a business listing, the button will be white and say Edit My Business.
Adding Your Event Listing
Just like the button for your business listing, if you haven’t already added an event listing on Open In Indiana, the third button in your navigation menu will be yellow and say Add My Event. If you’ve already added an event listing, the button will be white and say Edit My Event.
When adding your event, make sure you’ve selected the correct Event Package. Open In Indiana Forever Free Members are able to have one upcoming event at a time. Open In Indiana Local Favorite and Local Connector Members are able to add an unlimited number of upcoming events, and can add recurring events. All new event listings are submitted for review before publication on Open In Indiana.
Finding Friends on Open In Indiana
To connect with fellow members on Open In Indiana, click the Find Friends button. From That page, you’ll see a list of Open In Indiana Members sorted by their last login date. Click the Add Friend button to send a friend request.
Sending A Message on Open In Indiana
In this update, you now must be Friends with a member to send them a message. This change was made to help combat Spam on our network. If you are friends with the member you’re trying to send a message to, you can send a Public Message or Private Message. A Public Message is visible to all members on Open In Indiana, a Private Message is only visible to you and the member you’ve sent it to.
Discovering Groups & Forums
You can join Groups on Open In Indiana and connect with fellow members. Be sure to join the Promote Your Business Here Group where you can post a link for your business daily and the Let’s Talk Marketing Group for ideas on how to promote your business.
In the Open In Indiana Forums, you’ll find the latest topics such as Business Resources, Community Resources, the Open In Indiana Website Support Wiki and more.
Video Marketing Library
Did you miss a Featured Speaker or Webinar you REALLY wanted to see? No problem! We’ve added them to the Video Marketing Library where you can watch them anytime! Look for a new video added every week in 2021!
My Account & Settings
From the My Account page, you can view past orders, manage your Open In Indiana Membership, change your billing address and change stored payment methods.
In the settings menu you can change your password, change your email preferences and delete your account.
Open In Indiana Membership Passport
The Open In Indiana Membership Passport is a new way to partner with Business Associations, Networking Groups and Chambers of Commerce here in Indiana.
Features for organization include an Organization Landing Page, Unlimited Event Listings and the ability to add a link to join your organization in your listing.
When your organization joins, your members also get access to our Open In Indiana Forever Free Membership. Learn more about the Open In Indiana Membership here.