What's the difference between inviting and quick adding members?

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.

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