Redesign enhances member support, adds social media
The Board of Directors of the American Horticultural Therapy Association proudly announces the launch of our completely new website at www.ahta.org. The new site, in progress since a task force was formed at last year’s Conference, brings significant improvements in content and functionality to AHTA members and the general public.
To login for the first time as an AHTA member, enter your email address on the left and click "Forgot your password" and you will be sent a link to choose a new password and login. Both members and non-members alike will immediately notice the site's clean navigation menu on the left hand side and a full sitemap along the bottom of the page, you can quickly access any page on the site from wherever happen to be. Every page also offers a field for full site search in the upper right hand corner. To serve the needs of all visitors, the full site is ADA compliant.
The process for members to log-in is also greatly simplified. No longer do you need to remember your member number. You have the ability to set--or re-set--a password of your own choosing. When changes happen in your life, you’ll be able to update your own account information through an easy ‘My Account’ interface, visible on any page once you log-in. And, for the first time ever, AHTA will accept PayPal as a payment option at renewal time or when you order publications.
Another exciting improvement is the ability to search through the member database and filter your selection by location, population, and setting. Because we know that participating in local events with colleagues is critical to your professional practice, we’ve included a calendar listing of activities sponsored by regional horticultural therapy groups.
To help AHTA members stay in touch with colleagues, keep abreast of new information, and exchange ideas, the new site is rich in interactive social media features. In addition to links to AHTA’s Facebook page and LinkedIn group, you’ll also find that AHTA now has a presence on Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. If you’re one of those people who is not yet convinced that social media offers a whole lot more than just ‘social,’ please dip your toe in right here, in the comfort of AHTA’s own social media venues.
So please spend time poking around on www.ahta.org. Check it all out, see what you can find, and when you have any comments, questions or suggestions, be sure to let us know through the onsite ‘Contact Us’ page or by emailing Gerrie Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy surfing!