Expand your network!

Looking for an easier way to make great introductions? Let ACG Connections introduce you to colleagues who matter.

We've helped tons of members...

just like you make great introductions. Whether it's helping you discover new business development opportunities, uncover best practices or getting to know new colleagues; we can help!

Matt Wilson, Managed Solutions Group I’ve been a member of ACG Connections for the past few months and have been regularly connected with great colleagues each month! I think overall I appreciate the simplicity and ease of the community vs other networking apps. Keep up the good work!
Don Levy, Duff & Phelps I was skeptical at first, but seeing as how each introduction was chosen for me I gave ACG Connections a try. Wow, I have not been disappointed! I have regularly been connected to great professionals and engaged some amazing business opportunities through the community.
Jennifer Santoni, Prism Optics, LLC The introductions have been reliable, but I appreciate the community aspect of the leads dashboard the most. It’s nice to see what everyone’s up to and chime in when I can offer my help or services!

01. What is ACG Connections?

ACG Connections is a focused networking community looking for more and better ways to connect and engage members with exciting new opportunities. A key benefit of a ACG Connections membership is receiving strategic introductions which help you generate everything from valuable business leads to cutting edge industry insights!

Here’s how it works

Answer a few simple questions. It only takes 2-3 minutes! Select how often you want to receive new introductions. Relax as our proprietary algorithms warmly introduce you to fellow ACG Connections members who fulfill your unique networking needs & preferences. Follow-up with your new introductions on your schedule while enjoying community billboards, leads, news and so much more!

At its core, ACG Connections is a one-to-one peer networking platform for our members. Participation is completely voluntary. If you choose to join you will receive tailored 1-on-1 introductions to fellow ACG Connections participants! You pick the introduction frequency; once a month, twice a month or weekly. In addition, take advantage of our real-time leads billboard, news portal and customized digests.

If you have any more questions or concerns regarding participation, please contact us at team@acgconnections.org

To get started, you may opt in by accepting your personalized email invitation or click Get Started at the top of the screen and use any personal email address on file. We look forward to welcoming you to the ACG Connections and hope you approach each new introduction as a valuable stepping stone!

02. Getting Started

If the idea of being intelligently introduced to fellow ACG Connections members in a one-on-one setting sounds intriguing, then you’re definitely in the right place! The goal of this community is to help find and meet the most valuable, mutually beneficial and productive members in our organization. Let’s get started...

Onboarding & Opting-in

By accepting your email invitation (or joining using the Get Started link above) you will need to onboard. Onboarding is where the ACG Connections community gets to know you a bit better; we need to understand who you are, but also what you need! The onboarding process only takes a few minutes and gives us our first glimpse into your networking needs.

For a much more in-depth look at onboarding, check out this helpful onboarding tutorial. It covers many of the questions and what they are used for. If you need more help, contact us.

Okay, I’ve joined, now what?

Fantastic, now that you have completed onboarding, your account is live! You will begin receiving introductions shortly, but in the meantime, you have a choice:

Setup your profile: You can venture into the ACG Connections platform and begin adding information concerning your bio, skills, services and company. You can also explore your Leads Billboard. More on that later!

Or, just wait: You’re busy, we get it. For now, just sit back and relax. Your basic networking profile is adequate and introductions are on the way!

03. Introductions

Once you complete the onboarding process, you will start receiving ACG Connections introductions! ACG Connections networking requires NO SEARCHING; our matching algorithm arranges ALL introductions between members.

Introductions will be made available to you via email and our mobile/web platforms. For a much more in-depth look at introductions, check out this helpful tutorial.

How do I get matched with other members?

You will have already selected your introduction frequency during onboarding, i.e., once a month, twice a month or once a week. At ACG Connections we do our best to match you with colleagues who share mutually beneficial values. The intent of every introduction is to provide both members with opportunities to forge real business relationships. Here’s some of the criteria we use to match members.

  • Age & Experience: We seek to match peers with complimentary professional context.
  • Complimentary Skillsets: Both peers should require each other's expertise.
  • Geographic Scope: Introductions should be located within your designated scope or city.
  • Custom Questions: We match based on questions designed by our community admins.

Okay, I’ve been introduced, now what?

Once you receive a new introduction, it’s your turn to reach out and get the ball rolling. With each introduction you will receive contact information and the member's summary and company info.

Remember, everyone in our community opted in and wants to meet you; why not be the first to reach out and introduce yourself? Here are a few tips on how to chat or meet.

Feedback & notes

From time to time let us know what you think of your introductions. Feedback is one of our most important means for better understanding what types of ACG Connections members you prefer meeting. It’s also your opportunity to jot down any notes or important reminders when following up later.

We do our best to introduce you to great colleagues, but sometimes we make mistakes. For a much more in-depth look at submitting feedback, check out this helpful tutorial.

04. The Leads Billboard

In addition to our tailored one-on-one introductions, we offer the Leads Billboard! This is a community wide bulletin board featuring member Needs, Offers, Questions and Updates. ALL members of the ACG Connections can view, message and post to this fantastic biz/dev resource!

You will need to “tag” your Lead before you post. This helps our community quickly organize and search the opportunities.

How do I post a Lead?

Posting a new opportunity to the ACG Connections Leads Billboard is easy! Simply follow these steps:

  • Step 1: On the Dashboard locate the "New Post" button.
  • Step 2: At the top of the lead pop-up window select the type of Leads you with to post.
  • Step 3: Follow the instructions for that lead type and attach any images or files.
  • Step 4: Once satisfied with your lead, click the "Submit Post" button.
  • Step 5: You should now see your post on the Dashboard. Click the ... button to edit.
Members can ONLY reply to Leads using our private messenger. For a more in-depth look at replying to Leads, check out this helpful tutorial.

How do I respond to a Lead?

Respond to a Lead by clicking the Message button at the bottom of the post you are interested in discussing. This will open the ACG Connections private messenger where you can submit a response to that particular member. Allow 2-3 days for a response before following up.

Posting and replying to the Leads Billboard is a privilege. Admins have the right to suspend or remove members for inappropriate and(or) spamming behavior. Please review our code of conduct.

When responding to a Lead, ACG Connections WILL NOT share personal or professional contact information. It is up to you and the Lead owner to exchange contact information if acceptable. More information on the Leads Billboard can be found under our FAQ section, or by visiting our User Support pages.