Our whole office is celebrating - it's here!!
We've just launched our newest, and arguably coolest, feature on the site: Broadcasts.
We know our users are communicating on multiple channels, like email, SMS and social media, and often they are sharing the same exact message across all of these mediums. We thought, "wouldn't it be cool if they could just do it all at once?".
Broadcasts are now the fastest, easiest, and most comprehensive way to share news with your group, giving you the option to post a unified message over SMS, email, and the mobile app - simultaneously - in just a few clicks.
We've always offered SMS and email, but broadcast brings them together on a simple, seamless platform to deliver your message the farthest and fastest, without you having to go through the process all over again for each technology. Whether you're announcing an urgent update, reminder, or cancellation, broadcasts are the best way to maximize exposure for your message in record time. You can even send long detailed messages with images - mobile recipients will receive the first 160 characters as well as a link to view the message in entirety online.
Possibly the most exciting feature in Broadcasts is the real-time reporting for both email and SMS recipients. Now you'll be able to see who has received the message, via text, email, or both, and who didn't, letting you quickly identify which members you may need to reach out to again.
Oh wait - no this is the coolest!
The broadcast feature is available on the mobile app too! Now you can schedule and send broadcasts anytime, anywhere, right from your iPhone or Android. We kinda think the mobile app is even easier and more convenient than the desktop version, if that's even possible.
Log on to try it now, and keep your eyes out for more info and suggestions from us about using broadcasts!
Part of our last major update included a feature we love: Membership Levels
Membership levels allow you to sell various membership types to new members joining the group, or to existing members who are renewing their memberships. These levels will be mirrored into your member database, making it easy to search and sort your different members.
For example, some nonprofits offer tiered membership based on donation amount. This is a fast and easy way to encourage and recognize your most generous donors.
Gold Level: $500
Silver Level: $200
Memberships can be set to renew automatically on a monthly or annual basis etc. and reminder emails about upcoming or past-due payments will ensure that your members are in the loop at the end of each payment period.
Membership levels can also be used to categorize different types of members, or offer a way for members to self-assign to various roles, even if they are free or have identical prices. For example:
Fundraising Committee: Free
Volunteer Committee: Free
Community Outreach Committee: Free
Learn more about Membership Levels here.