Lose the Paper – Tip #6
Our app builder gives you the ability to send push notifications and messages directly to member mobile devices. This is a quick and efficient way to get the word out on upcoming events, youth outings or simply a call for volunteer help. This app feature enables you to send messages to the entire church, or specific ministries – men, women’s, youth, etc. You can send a notification immediately or schedule it for the right timing to reach your app users.
It’s easier than you think!
Here are 2 simple steps to follow:
1. First you need to go to your app dashboard. On the left menu bar select Notifications and then Push Notifications. Hit the green send new notification button. 2. Next name your event, select who to send it to and write your message. You can either send these notifications immediately or you can select the option “later” and schedule the best time to send the notification. This is a great tool to schedule reminders ahead of time. Push notifications are an easy way to stay connected with members. And, it is different than email in that the open rate is over 90%! No more excuses for not seeing an email! As you can see, this is pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it. Now imagine all the things your church can do with this app feature. The possibilities are endless in sending announcements, notifications and reminders to your church community! I hope this was helpful. I will share another Lose the Paper tip soon!