Subscribers are people who wish to stay updated about the volunteer opportunities your organisation organises. They are existing members of your organisation; members of your partner organisations who are also interested in your work; or members of the public who find your volunteering opportunities and are interested in your organisation’s mission.
A person can subscribe to your organisation by clicking the Subscribe button on the Organisation page. Subscribers automatically* get notified via SMS and email every time a new opportunity/activity/programme is uploaded by your organisation. *This can be turned off to prevent spamming your subscribers.
Subscribers can sign up quickly and easily for new opportunities/activities/programmes or they can be added in bulk by you (the organisation administrator).
Subscribers can also share opportunities with their friends on social media sites to create more awareness and help increase the organisation’s volunteer network.
Adding Subscribers Individually
3. On the Organisation’s dashboard, click on the "Add Subscriber" button, and fill out the details for individual subscribers on the form that appears.
4. You will need people’s full names, mobile numbers and email addresses (if emails are available). All personal information you upload is kept private. Click "Add Subscriber" at the end of the form when you're done. That person will now be on your organisation's subscriber list and they will receive a notification that they have been added to it. They will also be automatically notified when your organisation has opportunities and invites its subscribers. Read more about managing opportunities and volunteers here.
Using Bulk-Add to add a lot of subscribers at once
Back on the platform, from your organisation's dashboard click on Add Subscriber again...
...and scroll to the bottom of the Subscriber form and click the link that reads, "We also offer a bulk creation using a csv file. To add subscribers using our bulk creation form please follow this link." (shown below)
You'll be directed to a page that looks like this where you'll upload the .csv file you just created:
Be sure to tick the box that reads, "Skip first line" if your .csv file still contains the headings "first name", "last name" etc.
When the file has uploaded, click "Add Subscribers" to complete your Bulk Upload.
Congratulations! You've now made communication with your network a lot easier. To learn more about managing your subscribers and getting more subscribers interested in your opportunities, click here.