Upcoming events

    • 6 Feb 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • VIRTUAL...wherever you are

    VIRTUAL:  Making the Most of the CTPA Website - Tips & Tricks

    6:30 p.m. CST - Monday, February 6, 2023 

    Do you want to...

    • Increase your visibility to potential employers?
    • Market yourself better? 
    • Find other guides?
    • Increase your knowledge of technology and software?
    • Ensure that you are correctly positioning yourself for success?

    You can do all of these things by attending this CTPA Website Tips & Tricks session, suitable for new or returning CTPA members.

    Since 2018, CTPA has used the Wild Apricot (WA) association management software. Since its first use, we have had a searchable online directory accessible only to members. This can be helpful to locate guides with certain areas of competency (architecture, cruise guide, gangster tour) or skills (Spanish or other foreign language, transportation).  Did you know that? 

    To reach the directory, you need to log in to the private member portal that is password protected. Have you never logged on before or forget your password? No problem. It is easy to set or reset your password by yourself! Learn how.

    Since March of 2022, CTPA members who complete a few extra data fields and check a box, can also be listed in our PUBLIC directory. More than 55 members appear on the public directory, but there are some issues with a few of the member generated listings in our public directory.  After you updated or verified your member data and paid dues, did you check to see how your public directory listing  appears?  If you are going to be visible to the public, you need to make sure you look good!  We'll show you how to insert a photo or tweak your text or complete the requisite data fields.

    Did you know that you can email other members when logged into Wild Apricot?

    Do you need a CTPA member card you can carry in your wallet or send to an employer? There is one you can access online, anytime. See how!

    Wild Apricot also tracks when your dues are paid, which programs you signed up to attend, and which you actually attended. While this information is visible only to the individual member and website administrators of CTPA, it might be helpful to you.

    RSVP to attend this virtual training to help maximize your visibility and marketability as we enter the busy spring season of 2023.  

    If you have a particular concern or inquiry, send your Website/Wild Apricot questions in advance to primascopy@gmail.com so that your issue(s) may be addressed during this program.  After going through the planned tips and tricks, additional "open mike" attendee inquiries will be addressed as time permits.

    (The session will be recorded if you are unable to attend live. Minutes of the meeting will be sent to members...but there is no substitution for live interaction!)

    See you then!

    • 13 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting - Link will be provided on 1/12 and 1/13/2023

    Tax tips for tour directors and guides with Bill Caldwell

    This educational event is organized in collaboration with the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild. It will focus on tax saving tips for tour directors and guides and also tax situations to avoid.

    With his extensive knowledge of tax codes combined with strong accounting skills, CEO Bill Caldwell is able to help his clients realize their dreams. His own firm exemplifies the business management strategies and growth principles he shares with his clients.

    Bill is an innovative problem-solver who serves to minimize his clients’ financial burdens and maximize their growth opportunities. Specifically, Bill has developed expertise with tour guides to help them take maximum advantage of the tax code to help guides keep their tax bill as low as possible.

    If you do significant work throughout the year, especially if you are an independent contractor, you'll learn (and maybe save) a lot if you attend.

    Being on the east coast between Washington DC and New York, Bill is familiar with both the New York and DC guide associations. He has spoken to those groups and at ITMI, IATDG and still other Associations.

    The link to the meeting which will take place on Monday, February 13 at 9 am Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and Noon Eastern time.

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