Benefits and Risks of Each Invitation Model

Table 1.
FeatureOpen Invitation Invite Only Invite + Realm Account Sign Up Requests
Reduce possibility of duplicate recordsXX
Church controls who receives an invitationXX
People join without an invitation being sent from someone at the churchX
People can send a request for a new account, which must be approved by someone at the churchX
Reduced need to monitor the Overview dashboardXX
Greater responsibility on church leadership to educate congregants about privacy settingsX
Best used for campaigns, promotions, or limited occasionsX