Group Notifications

Discover the power of group notifications in optimizing communication with your congregation. Learn how to create and manage groups effectively to send targeted push notifications. Follow simple steps to set up groups, send notifications, and even schedule them for future delivery. Users can also join groups from the app to receive relevant updates. Ensure your congregation stays informed and engaged with these intuitive features. Elevate your church's communication strategy with group notifications on Tithely.

Group notifications allow you to categorize who you should receive certain push notifications and allow users to opt into group-specific notifications. This is a great way to target who needs to see a push notification and who does not. In this article, we will go over how to create groups and use notifications.

Creating Groups

  1. Log into Tithely as an Admin.

  2. Select Apps.
  3. Select Push Notifications.
  4. Select Groups.
  5. Select an existing group to edit or select Add New.
  6. Enter a Name and Description.
  7. Select Save.

Sending Group Notifications

  1. Log into Tithely as an Admin.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Select Push Notifications.
  4. Select Add New.
  5. Enter details for the notification.
    • Title
    • Message
    • Optional Website Link
    • Optional Image
  6. Select Filter by groups.
  7. Check the box for the relevant groups.
  8. Select Send.

 

Scheduling Group Notifications

  1. Log into Tithely as an Admin.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Select Push Notifications.
  4. Select Scheduled from the top menu.
  5. Select Add New.
  6. Enter details for the notification.
    • Title
    • Message
    • Optional Website Link
    • Optional Image
  7. Select Filter by groups.
  8. Check the box for the relevant groups.
  9. Select a Scheduled date and time or Recurrence Rule.
  10. Select Send to schedule your notifications.

 

Joining A Group From The App

  1. Download the Church App - Tithe.ly from the Apple or Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the Church App - Tithe.ly app from your mobile device.
  3. Search for your church. 
  4. Select your church's account. 
  5. Upon launching the church's app, select Allow push notifications.
    Note: If push notifications are not enabled even after joining a group, a user will not receive notifications. They can update this setting in the settings of their mobile device.
  6. If groups are set up already, a user can opt-in right away to groups via a pop-up.
  7. To opt-in or update group preferences as a user, select the Menu.
  8. Select Settings.
  9. Select Notification Settings.
    Note: If your app does not have groups set up, this area will only show a Push Notifications Enable or Disable option.
  10. Select to enable or disable Push Notifications.
    Note: This will open up the settings of your mobile device to update.
  11. Enable or disable the groups you would like to join.

Tithely Tip

If a user is not receiving push notifications, ensure that push notifications are enabled on the user's mobile device, and they have selected to receive notifications from this group in the app.

You now know how to create groups and send group-specific push notifications! To learn more about push notifications, visit our push notifications article.

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