Quick Start Guide

Getting Started on Connect@SGA

Make the most of your SGA Community experience online by taking these steps to allow others to find and connect with you, engage in meaningful conversations about the topics that matter to you, and build your presence in the online community.

Log in:

When you go to https://connect.southerngas.org click “Sign in”. Your login credentials should be the same as your Member Login credentials for https://www.southerngas.org. If you have forgotten your login credentials or need assistance with your login information, please contact us.

Profile Set-Up:

Tell us about yourself: Upload a profile picture and add some additional information to your profile so it is easier to find and connect with like-minded peers.

Add a photo and some information about yourself

Profile Settings

Customize your profile settings: While on your profile page, click on the tab for My Account. Here you can set up how you want to receive emails from the community, how much of your profile you want visible to other members, design the signature area that appears under your discussion posts and more. If you have any questions about what a certain setting means, please email the Community Manager at community.manager@southerngas.org for help.


Email Delivery Options: Your frequency can be in the form of a digest–a single email summarizing the hottest topics in your community either daily or weekly, or you can stay informed in real time with instant alerts.

My Account > Community Notifications
Select Daily Digest, Real Time or Consolidated Weekly Digest


Build your contact list: Select Member Directory from the top navigation bar under Resources to find colleagues belonging to SGA. Creating a contact list helps identify relationships and build searchable networks. Our Advanced Search option offers further parameters for making connections.

Join the Conversation

What now?

  • Let us know you're here: Say hello and share what you are hoping to gain by participating.
  • Ask questions: What do you want to know more about? Have a question about anything from professional development to everyday problems? There's someone out there with the answer.
  • Share ideas: Is there a hot topic you want to discuss? How about a lesson you've learned that might help your fellow members? Start a discussion thread to give others a peek inside your world or to demonstrate your expertise on a topic.
  • Give feedback: Use your knowledge and experience to answer other members' questions. Just click Reply to the right of any discussion post, or comment underneath a library entry.


Starting a New Discussion:

1. Select “Add” next to the Latest Discussions or “Post New Message” if on the Discussions page

Latest Discussions:

Select Add to start a new thread

Discussions page:


2. You can upload attachments (attachments will automatically be added to the specified community library).
3. You can @mention IADR members
Add a subject line, include attachments, save drafts

*You can save a draft of the post. The system will also automatically start saving your message once you start adding content. You can schedule a post to go live at a certain time. To access your scheduled posts and drafts, go to Profile > My Contributions tab > List of Contributions.

My Contributions > List of Contributions

Reply to a Discussion:

Mark as inappropriate or Reply Privately


  • Reply: Reply to the entire thread.
  • Reply Privately: Sends a private response to the member’s community inbox.

Share a Resource:

  1. You can access the library by clicking on the Library tab, from a community’s home page
Create New Library Entry

*You will notice that there are two different ways to view the community library content (list or folder). The default view is the folder view. Use the icons to switch the view.

  1. To add a new library item select "Create New Library Entry". Complete the required fields on the library entry form: Title, Library, Description, Entry Type. Based on the Entry type you select you will need to take additional steps after you select next.
  2. All library entries must respect intellectual property rights. It is best practice to share links to resources if you are unsure about the intellectual property rights on an entry.