Getting Started on SNIS Connect

1.    Log in at Your username and password is the same as what you use for the SNIS website. If you’re not sure what your login information is, click on the "forgot password" or "forgot username" links and follow the prompts or contact us at  Once you've logged in you can access SNIS Connect.

*Important: When you log in for the first time, please be sure to read over the E-Group Rules and click on the ‘I Accept’ box at the bottom of the E-Group Rules & Etiquette page. You will need to accept these rules before continuing to SNIS Connect.  

2.    Complete Your Profile. Your colleagues will want to know a little bit about you. You can complete your profile by importing information from LinkedIn or simply enter your information on the profile page.

*Important: Basic contact and employment information is automatically populated onto your SNIS Connect profile from the Members Only section of the SNIS website. Updating your information there will also trigger the update of that info on your SNIS Connect.  This update may take a few days.  

3.    Build Your Contact List. A great benefit of SNIS Connect is the searchable member directory. Connect with friends, colleagues and fellow members that you met at past SNIS events.

4.    Review Your Email Settings. All members are auto-subscribed to the Open Forum and you will start to receive emails containing new discussion posts as members start participating. To update your email preferences, visit the “Settings” page under the “My Profile” tab in the menu bar. You can choose from the following options:

  • Real Time: You will receive an email each time a new message is posted
  • Daily Digest: You will receive one email each day containing all of the previous day’s messages
  • No Email: This means that you won’t receive any emails in your inbox. You will need to log in to SNIS Connect to view and reply to discussion posts.

Please make sure that your email address is accurate or you will not be able to receive any discussion posts.

Tip: To make sure that you always receive emails from SNIS Connect, please be sure to add “” to your email safe list. Instructions for adding emails to your safe list can be found in the user guide.

5.    Post a Message. Have a question? Your colleagues can help! Hover over the “Participate” tab on the menu bar and click on “Post a Message”.

6.    Share. Just like the “take a penny, leave a penny” model, if you find something useful on SNIS Connect, we hope you will share something of your own! To share a document, hover over the “Participate” tab and click on “Share a File”.   

7.    Need Assistance? Check out our user guide to help you navigate this new community or browse the FAQ page. If you need additional guidance, email or call 703-691-2272.   

Happy Connecting on SNIS Connect!