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Send Email Reminders, Thank Yous, and Invitations

October 10, 2018

The Send Email tab gives you the ability to invite participants to sign up for your event and to schedule and send other types of emails to participants.

send email tab

Note: You can define a default schedule for any new events in your Organization’s New Event Settings.

To send an invitation email:

  1. Click on the Invitations to Sign up tab.
  2. Click Send or Schedule.
  3. Select whether you want to send now or schedule for a later date. If you are scheduling an email, enter the date and time that you want it to be sent.
  4. Select your recipients: either all the database participants or a specific group of recipients. You also can exclude people who already have signed up for the event.
  5. Select an email template, or click on the New Template button to build a new one.
  6. Edit the Reply-to Address and the Subject and Body of your email as necessary.
  7. Click Send Test E-Mail if you want to send a test. You also may save the email as a template.
  8. Click Schedule or Send Now.

To create a reminder, thank-you, or custom email send now or later:

  1. Click on the Reminders/Thank Yous tab.
  2. Press either the Schedule or Send Now button.
  3. Select the type of email you want to create from the Template dropdown list:
  4. Reminder: Send an email reminder to participants in your signup sheet. See the Emails Tab under the Settings Tab to customize the Reminder email text.
  5. Thank You: Send a thank you email participants in your signup sheet. See the Emails Tab under the Settings Tab to customize the Thank You email text.
  6. Custom:  Send an email from a custom template that you create. After you select Custom from the list, either select an existing custom template or click on the New Custom Template button to build a new one.
  7. If you are scheduling an email, select when you want the email to go out relative to which date.
  8. Edit the Subject and Body of your email as necessary.
  9. Click Send Test E-Mail if you want to send a test. You also may save the email as a template.
  10. Click on the Schedule or Send Now button as applicable.

Note: You can define a default schedule for any new events in Organization Default Settings.

A saved schedule might look something like this:

When the scheduled time arrives, email will be sent to participants signed up in the tasks listed. You can also receive a confirmation email that the communication was sent, including all of the recipients. See the Emails tab under Event Settings to define who will get this notification.

Note: Please allow anywhere from a few minutes to up to 6 hours from the scheduled time for emails to be sent. We spread out the sending of these emails to avoid having ivolunteer.com email marked as spam by email providers.

To Re-Send Email Verifications: 

You can re-send confirmation emails to participants in your signup sheet who have not yet confirmed as a subtle way to remind participants that they need to confirm their slot(s). See the Emails tab under Event Settings to customize the Confirmation email text. Note that this is the same text used for all confirmations for the event.

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