#1 Log into NB and go to the People section.
#2 Before you create a new profile in NB, check whether the individual is already in the database by entering their name in the Search People box.
NOTE: NB searches for an exact match. If it doesn't find the person and you suspect it should, try searching on the first or last name alone.
#3 If NB finds a match in the database, please see faq_profile_update.
#4 If no profile exists, click on the New Person button.
#5 Enter the new member's information on the Contact details page, including phone number(s), email and address.
#6 Enter all of the following tags into the +Add tags field. The purpose of each tag is explained below the New Person screenshot.
Local League tag (choose from list below), member, mdvoter, sbl, education_advocacy, election_advocacy, energy_advocacy, fiscal_advocacy, housing_advocacy, police_accountability_advocacy, transportation_advocacy
[Local League tag choices are: AACo, BaltCity, BaltCo, Calvert, Carroll, Fred, Harford, HoCo, Kent, MidShore, Mont, PG, QAnnes, StMarys, WashCo]
mdvoter Tags person to receive the Maryland Voter, a periodic e-publication from LWVMD
sbl Tags person to receive the State Board Letter, a monthly e-newsletter from the LWVMD Board
*_advocacy Tags person to receive action alerts from seven LWVMD advocacy teams: education, elections, energy, fiscal, housing, police accountabiity and transportation.
NOTE: Members have the opportunity to opt out of receiving some or all of these communications at any time by going to lwvmd.org/unsubscribe.
#7 In addition to the tags listed above, a student tag has been created to identify and facilitate communications with student members. Please include this tag when adding new student members.
#8 You may also choose to add tags specific to your local League (optional).
#9 Click the blue Add person button at the bottom of the screen.
#10 When you save your entry, a box will pop up confirming the addition and containing a live link with the name of the new profile. To continue, click on this link or type the individual’s name in the “Search people” box.
#11 Click Edit in the menu below the person's profile, then click Custom fields from the submenu.
#11 Click on “Custom fields” and fill in values for the fields indicated below:
*League ID: local League identifier assigned by LWVUS (see below)
First joined date: optional but worth recording when known
*Membership expiration date: last day of current membership term
*Member status: choices are “active,” “inactive” or blank
*Member types: choices are “Primary”, “Additional”, “Student” or “Life”
#12 You may record notes and other member information in the remaining custom fields (optional).
#13 When complete, click the blue Save custom values button.
#14 If this is a household membership, go back to step #4 and create a separate new person for the additional member.
NOTE: To record a new member in your League's NB membership roster, see faq_nbmember_cks.