Anyone who has ever spent time agonizing over fonts and images in a branding message, or even just debated what to wear before an important event knows how true the above statement is. When deciding how to bring members into your online community, it is no different. We understand that you want to put your best foot forward. Once you've designed your community and created activities, then you are most of the way there, but you can't always just build it and hope that people will come. There is one more important part to getting people into your community: the invite.
CMNTY Platform allows for a few different methods of inviting members to your community. You can choose the best method for you, depending on your particular needs. Read on to learn more!
Inviting members manually is the most commonly used method for growing smaller, private communities. Our easy invitation system allows you to add an email address (or multiple, separated by commas), select a language (for multilingual communities), define user roles and user group membership, and send invites with a single click. You can even edit invite text from the same page. Learn more about inviting members manually!
For larger communities, you can also import members using a CSV file. Your CSV can include any profile information you want to include for your members so that you won't have to leave any information behind if you are migrating from another system. Keeping all of your profile information in tact will also allow you to use dynamic user groups to curate each member's experience once they are in your community. Learn more about importing members!
Typically, if you do not want to make your platform open or allow members to register themselves, an invite requires an email address. However, there may be times when you will want to restrict access to only a specific group of people, but you don't have any email addresses. For cases like these, CMNTY Platform allows you to create unique tokens to distribute. Your target audience will need to enter their unique token (one-time use) in order to join your community. Easy breezy! Learn more about invite tokens!
If you have questions about how to send invites, don't hesitate to let us know. We are happy to talk about best practices. Now, what are you waiting for? Go make that great first impression!