What's the difference between inviting and quick adding members? Javier Vegas March 07, 2016 17:57 Follow Inviting members - [group name] > Utilities <Manage > Invite Members > Send Invites Differences: Sends an invitation to the member via email. The member can click the link to fill out a registration form, pay any membership dues (if your group has them), set his or her notification settings, and join subgroups. The member can also choose to decline the invitation and not join the group. The admin can choose to review membership forms before approving or rejecting the membership. The member will not receive any email messages from the group and will not show up in any reports until completing the enrollment process. Recommended if: You need new members to pay a fee before joining your group. You need to transition existing members to your group and have them pay a fee. You want to give prospective members an opportunity to decline your invitation for membership. You don't want members to receive group communications or have them appear in admin reports unless they have activated as full members. Quick adding members -[group name] > Utilities <Manage > Invite Members > Quick Add Differences: Automatically adds a member to a group. The member does not have the opportunity to decline entry into the group until activating the membership. Likewise, the admin cannot approve or reject the membership. The member will receive an email notification about being added to the group. This email includes a link for the member to activate membership and obtain full access to the group on the Web. The quick add member tool does not allow groups to collect membership fees from the imported members. The admin enters the members name and email address and sets the member's notification settings. The admin will see the member in reports immediately. The member will receive group news notifications and forum messages via email (depending on what forum notification setting was chosen by the admin during the quick add). Recommended if: You need to transition existing members from your previous communication tools to BigTent, and you don't need members to pay a fee at this time. You need to quickly start a group without requiring your members to sign up for it. You need to automatically add a member to your group because the member is too busy or unable to sign up on his/her own. NOTE: If you need to quick add more than 50 members in a day (the 24 hour period between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. PT), please email BigTent Support for assistance.