What is a Networking Group? The Networking Groups’ purpose is to expand the Association’s engagement through affinity groups and/or geography. The Networking Groups’ activities are also aligned with the Association’s Strategic Quadrants to ensure efforts advance NCACPA’s strategy. Networking Groups may or may not have a direct correlation with a Resource Group, however, there is a working relationship between them.
What does a Networking Group do? Although the nature and extent of the Networking Groups’ roles and responsibilities may vary due to its specific purpose, maturity of efforts, and environmental factors, each Networking Group shares the responsibilities of awareness and to plan and promote events.
What does Networking Group involvement entail? There are two primary roles within a Networking Group, Steering Group Member and Volunteer. Each Networking Group has a Steering Group to lead activities with assistance from identified NCACPA staff support. Volunteers attend events and provide feedback for future Networking Group events or topics to the Steering Group.
Who can participate on a Networking Group? As contrasted with the Resource Groups, which have a structured process to become a volunteer, any volunteer (member or non-member) may become a Networking Group volunteer based on their personal interests. It is recommended for the steering group of each Networking Group to consist of 5-7 members. There is no limit to the number of Networking Groups members a group can have.
What is the time commitment to participate with a Networking Group? The time commitment varies based on each group and their activities. Group members can participate as their time allows; however, steering group members do have more active roles in event planning.
The Community Connections Networking Group strives to promote interests of accounting professionals, inform the Association about the interests of accounting professionals, and connect those professionals with the capabilities of the Association.
The Financial Planning Networking Group strives to deliver high quality objective financial planning resources and information to empower professionals in making sound personal financial decisions, provide guidance to clients, and facilitate collaboration within the professional community.
The Women’s Networking Group strives to facilitate connections between women in the accounting profession by encouraging social, personal, and professional growth.