Inviting People to Realm
When you've completed customizing Realm, you'll want to communicate and encourage your congregation to either accept an invitation to join Realm (invitation-only model), or, if you chosen an open-model for the initial launch, you'll lead them to visit your website to create a login.
You can invite congregants and others to use Realm.
For an open church, a Realm invitation just gives your congregants a convenient email link they can use to create a login. For an invitation-only church, however, it's a requirement for creating a login.
- To send invitations to individuals, see Invite Users One-at-a-Time.
- To send invitations to group members, see Invite Group Members to Join Realm.
- To send invitations in mass or bulk, see our our instructions on creating a report, and use the results to send Realm invitations.
To see a list of invitees, click . To send reminder emails, select the check box next to one or more individuals, then select Send a Reminder in the drop-down list at the top of the page.
When do emails expire?
Some emails require a response from the recipient. Of those, some must be answered within in a set period of time; others are valid indefinitely. Here are some examples:
|Invitation to congregants and leaders to sign up for Realm||90 days from date sent|
|Invitation reminder||90 days from date sent|
|Invitation for those with new user permissions to sign up||24 hours|
|Invitations for converted accounts||72 hours|
|Password reset||24 hours|
Using Realm Invitation Models-A Best Practices Guide
Download and print this best practice guide which explains the benefits and risks of both invitation models.
Using the open-invitation model comes with additional responsibilities to safeguard the privacy of your congregation. Download and print this best practices guide.