EASE OF USE!! Flocknote has turned several non-technical staff members into multi-tasking, email and text sending, super staffers!!! Seriously, we have a few staff who rarely used their computer for much more than checking email. Now they are fully in love with Flocknote and the ability to send messages to their "Flock" (ministries).
Other than email, Flocknote allows us to connect in multiple ways. Users can send messages as either emails or text messages for those who opt in. Flocknote also collects responses to messages on the Flocknote website and displays them along with the original message. Replies can be marked as private if needed, but can also be left public to share with the larger community. Flocknote also provides many more great ways for the community to come together, including daily Lenten reflections, poll questions, and embedded videos.
I wish there was an ability to remove a large group of contacts if they are only in one group. When we are dealing with a few thousand contacts, it is hard to pull out those who are only in one particular group and remove them from the database. For example, we send out a marketing piece each fall to everyone who has ever given to our parish. There is a large number of non-members, past members, etc. - however, that group also includes our regular members. I would like to be able to easily pull out those who are ONLY IN THAT GROUP and delete their contact info after that yearly marketing piece.
If you are a church - you need Flocknote!! Definately!!
SECURITY!! All contact information that is put in Flocknote is encrypted and secure. No personal information is ever shared or sold. On top of great product security, it also allows our community to stay in touch with each other without having to share a hard copy list of names and contact information.
There are some pretty wonderful people working at Flocknote who understand the value of building relationships and community. At its core, that’s really what Flocknote is all about.
Aw shucks, thanks for your kind words Melissa :) We're so happy to hear that you all are enjoying Flocknote! Currently the system does have the ability to remove members from a specific group and the entire network in one fell swoop, but we do not have a way to identify if anyone is only a part of the Everyone group (and not any other groups) and remove them. I hope that makes sense. If you have an event in the future of non-parishioners, you could simply add them to their own group as well (even if you never use it to email or text them) - that way they can easily be removed later. I'd be happy to walk you through that, just give me a shout at email@example.com :)
Flocknote Happiness Engineer