Call an emergency meeting
Round up your group wherever they are in the nick of time with SMS. Members can use the mobile app to receive a message anywhere.
"Only 3 spots left!"
Generate urgency for limited inventory or registration spots by sending an email announcing dwindling stock of popular items or registration spots.
Send friendly reminders & confirmations for meetings and standing appointments.
"No snacks containing peanut butter please!"
Keep members cognizant of important restrictions, whatever they may be by sending a reminder email or text.
Use these broadcast ideas and we guarantee your event will be a success!
It’s that time of the year where the sun is shining, the weather is great, and you’re itching to get away for a vacation. It can be a struggle to get everyone and everything organized on-the-go. We at memberplanet understand; it’s tough, but our mobile app makes things easy.
Let us fill you in.
Let us help you create a new memory!
Did you know we have an app?
Members can view and manage everything you send - right from their mobile devices.
The app streamlines everything from your MP account on one simple mobile interface. When your members download the app they will have a simple place to check for all the updates, reminders and action items you send.
Leaders have the ability to send SMS and email announcements your entire group right from the app. Broadcasts are a simple and convenient way to reach everyone in just a few clicks.
The feed is your source for all updates. It populates with new Surveys, Events, Donation Sites and Emails in real time. Each item can be opened, viewed and shared socially right from the app. You can even make payments on-the-go with your credit card! Feed filters let members instantly view upcoming Events on the group Calendar and photo albums.
Collect and Make Payments
Administrators can scan cards using the phone’s camera to allow both members and non-members to make payments. Accept donations or sign-ups at your next meeting and events! Members can even scan their own cards on the app to register for upcoming events or make donations.
Notifications let you know that you have news or an outstanding action item, like a required payment. When you respond to an item, it will disappear from your notifications.
The history feature keeps track of all of your past actions on memberplanet. You can always check here to see where you've donated, registered for an Event or submitted a survey response.
If you are a member of multiple groups on memberplanet, you can view group feeds independently or as a combined feed. This is a great way to keep scheduling straight with a synthesized Calendar.
Share the App
Simply send a Broadcast announcement notifying members about the app - all Broadcasts automatically include download links on both email and SMS platforms.
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!
memberplanet is the perfect tool for managing school communication. In fact, many of our features and upgrades have been developed as custom solutions for our school clients. For example, the entire online packets module (seamless bundles of multiple pre-created forms) was created for one local school district who needed a seamless, paperless, and cost-effective registration process for parents. But MP has more to offer than just seamless registrations, and most of our school clients are active year round on our system via desktop and mobile app.
Here's how schools are using memberplanet year round.
Whether you are hosting a carnival, a homecoming dance, a PTA dinner, or a school play, memberplanet makes it easy to manage. MP allows you to host a free-standing event webpage, issue email invitations, sell tickets, monitor guest lists and inventory and much more.
Keep parents and faculty in the loop! MP custom newsletters are a professional and cost-effective solution for school-home communication. Manage tracking, post button links, schedule future sends, and save your templates to use over and over.
Group Texts for Alerts and Reminders
memberplanet makes it easy to quickly send a text message to your whole list, or just a segment of your list. Inform parents about last-minute delays and cancellations, or send safety notifications. memberplanet will provide your group with a free local number that your group members can save in their contacts.
Our online forms are simple to create and flexibly accommodate any type of data collection. Even better, they are 100% white label, export seamlessly to excel, and offer a competitive transaction rate for online payments. Unsure which type of field would most efficiently capture the data you want? Our support team will walk you through the creation process to build the best form for your needs.
Raise money for new technology, library additions, field trips, textbooks and more. We offer competitively priced online donation campaigns so you can raise money for anything.
The student and parent roster can sometimes feel like a revolving door, requiring constant maintenance and often out of date. memberplanet makes it easy to collect and sync information, and even allows for parents to submit and update their information independently. Distribution lists allow you to quickly and easily segment your list into unlimited cross sections for targeted communication.
Transferring Leadership Roles
Once your account is up and running, you can seamlessly pass admin responsibilities from one leader to another. Unlike other sites that tie to the primary creator's email address, memberplanet anchors to the group name, allowing you to fully pass administrative to another user, no strings attached. You can also manage administrative access for multiple leaders easily and efficiently.
Most schools have many small groups working within the larger group, like PTA, Boosters, Student Government, etc. The platform allows you to collaborate with these groups by sharing specified data or combining forms for a shared registration packet.
Whether you are creating an album from a school dance, an overseas trip, or a recent community project, memberplanet allows you to host and share full pixel quality photos and albums. Even better, email-uploading allows you to seamlessly crowd-source photos from everyone at an event.
To learn more about any of these school solutions contact a team member at Successteam@memberplanet.com
Uses for Group Texting
You may be familiar with ‘group text’ on your cell phone, but nothing compares to group text on MemberPlanet when it comes to functionality, speed, and cost. Now, MemberPlanet allows you to send unlimited texts, instantly and simultaneously, from your MP account. Here are the top 3 uses for this forward-looking new feature:
1) Alerts: More than ever, schools need the ability to reach parents and students immediately in the event of an emergency. Whether it’s a delay for inclement weather, a power outage, or a real emergency, text messages are the fastest way to spread an alert.
2) Group coordination. Whether you are coordinating a conference, reunion, charity event or party, group messaging is an awesome way to keep things running smoothly. Arrange for text alerts to go off at designated times so everyone in the crowd knows where to go and when. Segment your contact list so different group members are given personalized instructions for his or her schedule. It’s simple and easy to do one MP.
3) Reminders. Is your registration coming to a close? A volunteer event starting early in the morning? Shoot a reminder text to make sure everyone on your list sets their alarm clock or gets to their registration on time!
These are just a few of the many uses for group text. Unlike other providers, MemberPlanet allows you to send a text to up to 200 contacts – free! For each additional 200 contacts, it’s only $5 per month. If you would like to give it a try, click here