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Use Group Notifications to Get Your Church’s Attention

To help you get your church’s attention, we just rolled out group notifications.

Use Group Notifications to Get Your Church’s Attention
by

Jesse Wisnewski

Making announcements can feel like a waste of time.

After you …

… make an announcement on Sunday …

… include it in your bulletin …

… send an email to your church members …

… mail a flyer …

… share your event on social media …

… and hang up posters in your facilities.

It can still feel like your church members don’t know what’s going on.

Your church members are lost in a flood of information, and it's hard for them to know what is important.

(Frustrating, I know.)

It’s like everyone tunes out what you say, unfollowed your church’s Facebook page, and added your email to their spam folder.

To help you get your church’s attention, we just rolled out a new feature to our church app you’re going to love.

Hello, group notifications

Here’s the deal:

Push notifications are one of the most effective ways to share a message.

But there’s a downside to push notifications:

Send too many notifications, and your app users will turn them off.

What’s a church to do?

Glad you asked.

If you have a church app with Tithe.ly, you can now add group notifications.

With group notifications, you can send push notifications to groups of people, as well as church-wide notifications.

By adding groups to your church app, you can send the right message to the right people at the right time.

What’s the big deal?

Simple.

This will increase the number of right people who will see and respond to your message.

Not convinced this is helpful?

Give me just a few minutes to break this down for you.

If you’re pressed for time, feel free to scroll to the end to watch a video.

#1. Send the right notification to the right people

Are you worried about bombarding your church with too many messages?

You don’t have to any longer.

Instead of sending out a church-wide push notification for everything, you can now send notifications to specific groups of people.

Need volunteers in your kid’s ministry?

Send a group notification to people who have joined your kid’s ministry group.

Short-handed for your church’s worship service?

Let people know who may be able to help.

Does a parent or guardian need to know what’s going on in youth ministry?

They can sign up to receive notifications.

Know what else?

Your church members can turn on or off group notifications in seconds.

So, if someone no longer wants to receive a notification from a group or needs to be in the know temporarily, then they can turn group notifications on or off in seconds.


#2. Reduce the noise

Know what you have in common with every member of your church?

You’re swimming in a sea of information.

Whether you're at home or work or on your phone, laptop, or computer, you are bombarded with a slew of messages.

Here’s the bad news:

Your church members have an uncanny ability to tune out announcements.

(You know I’m right.)

Here’s the good news:

You can now send targeted group notifications to people who need to know.

Don’t feel like you’re overwhelming your church with information or bugging them with push notifications during the summer.

Instead, streamline your communication by sending group notifications.

This pivot in your church’s communication strategy will help you limit church-wide notifications by sending targeted messages to groups.

Here’s the deal:

Add group notifications to your church app.

Reduce the number of messages you send during the week.

And watch more people respond to what you have to say.

You can thank me later. 🙂

#3. Group notifications are easy like Sunday morning

We made signing up to group notifications easy like Sunday morning.

Your group notifications aren’t hidden in a dark corner of your church app where no one can find them.

When you add or change a group, your church app users will receive this nifty pop up:

Use Group Notifications to Get Your Church’s Attention


See?

That’s like pressing an easy button, right?

Add group notifications to your church app

Do you have a church app with Tithe.ly?

Then you can now add group notifications.

Click here for the group notifications instructions.

This nifty article will walk you through how to set up group notifications in your church app and how to send notifications to groups.

Need to see group notifications in action?

Watch this short video:


Need a church app?


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