After months of research and development, we are thrilled to announce the release of our latest feature. Our customers have highly anticipated this feature, and so have we. We’re calling it Calendar RSVP. The first five events you create are free, so I highly recommend logging in and trying it yourself.
What you’ll see is a fully robust group calendar that allows you to create single or recurring events. Here is a brief overview about this feature.
- Save time coordinating and managing events
- Make sure everyone receives the invitation
- Eliminate worry with automated RSVP reminders
- Easily collect RSVP’s
- Manage responses
Save time coordinating and managing events
This should look familiar, as our calendar has all of the features you would expect. Monthly, weekly, daily, and agenda views are available to help you stay on top of your events. You also have the option to view the calendar for all of your groups, or focus on to a specific group and only manage their events.
If you are a member of the group, you’re going to love the agenda view. It gives you a simple list of all of your events.
Make sure everyone receives the invitation
In order to ensure your members received your email, we give you a full report on the emails that were sent. Just in case an email bounced or their email address was entered incorrectly when you added them to your group, you can feel confident that everyone received your message.
I love this feature because it assures me that I entered everyone’s email address correctly. If I made a mistake (which probably happens too often), the response report tells me if the email bounced. You even have the ability to see who opened your email and didn’t respond. We all have those friends that never respond. Now, you can relax and allow Calendar RSVP to do the babysitting.
Eliminate worry with automated RSVP reminders
Whether it’s a single event or a recurring event, our RSVP email reminder feature gives you the option to send an automated RSVP email before your event starts. You also have the ability to set how far in advance you want the reminder to go out, saving you countless hours of tracking people for attendance.
This is honestly one of my favorite features. Imagine you are a PTA leader, and you have to schedule 4 months’ worth of meetings. You can create a recurring event for your board meeting that, for example, happens every Monday of every month. With this feature, you could have an sent 2 days before your event automatically. For the entire series of events, your members will receive an email 2 days prior to each event, with the ability to RSVP. As the event creator, you will see who can make it and who can’t.
Easily collect RSVP’s
When you create an event, people in your group (including your pending members) will immediately receive an email. This will include all of the details about your event and the ability to click a button to RSVP. We also sync directly with Google Maps, allowing your members to instantly get directions to your event.
Your members can respond directly by clicking a button right in the email they received. They can also log into the product to respond and comment with any questions. If you have ever tried to organize an event with back and forth emails, and had to deal with the “reply all” people, you will no longer be annoyed. This eliminates those “reply all” situations by giving your members the ability to comment in one place that isn’t a group email.
Our response report tells you exactly who is attending your event, and who can’t make it. With one click, you can re-send invitations to those who have not opened your email.
We also give you the ability to change responses. This is great for people who need to take attendance. Let’s say you have to keep track of who came to your event, and who missed it. If you know someone was there, but didn’t have a chance to RSVP, you can update their response. This gives the group leader the ability to manage their attendees as needed.
These are the main features of Calendar RSVP. We hope you love this feature as much as I do – and as always, let us know if you have any questions!
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