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Set Up and Use the Network Portal

Gain insight into churches across your Network

Updated over a week ago

What is the Network Portal and why should I use it?

The Network Portal adds the ability for you as a Network leader to invite your churches to sign up for the Gloo App through a unique and custom shareable URL. As a result, you will be able to gain visibility into the churches that have signed up connected to your Network.

If you are a Network leader, the Network Portal will help you:

  • Be Informed: Get an inside look at the in-depth research, hear about emerging sentiments, and preview upcoming ads in the campaign.

  • Equip Your Leaders: Equip your ministry leaders to help their people live on mission and confidently have conversations about Jesus.

  • Measure Your Impact: Access data and updates that help you see the missional impact across your network, so you can engage your community with confidence.

How do I activate the Network Portal?

  1. Navigate to the Network tab under the Measure menu. Click Get Your Custom Invite Link.

  2. That’s it! You can start inviting your churches!

    Note: Once you’ve activated your custom invite link, you will not be able to undo this action to get back to the screen above.

I’m a Network Leader - how do I invite churches in my Network?

  1. View your custom sign-up link at the top of the portal. This is the link that your churches will use to associate with your Network.

  2. Click Invite or Start Inviting.

  3. Decide whether to send your invite link via email or text.

  4. If you decide to send your churches an invitation via email, make sure Email Template is selected and click Copy Message.

  5. Navigate to your preferred email provider, paste the message into a Draft, update any [bracketed] text, and send to your list!

  6. If you decide to send your churches an invitation via text, make sure Text Template is selected and click Send as Broadcast.

  7. Review the Broadcast and replace the [bracketed] text. You can either insert someone's name or use the "Add User Data" button to have the system fill in names for each recipient.

    1. Select who you want to receive the Broadcast.

      Note: Need help adding people into your account who can receive the Broadcast? Check out this article. Need help creating a group? Check out this article.

    2. Click Preview Broadcast.

    3. Click Send to X People and your churches will be invited!

Network Association at Sign Up

  1. Upon clicking the link, if a church has not yet created an account with Gloo, they will need to complete the account sign up flow.

    Note: It is important they sign up through your direct link in order to keep the Network attribution.

  2. Once the church signs up, you as the Network leader will see them listed in your Network Portal.

    Note: This association changes nothing about the account experience for a church leader, only the Network leader’s account. Additionally, only the Network leader can view the entire list of accounts associated with their network - the individual church accounts cannot.

Network Association after Sign Up

  1. If a church has already created an account with Gloo yet, upon clicking the link, there will be a modal that pops up prompting them to join your network. They will need to click Yes to confirm joining.

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  2. Once the church confirms joining the Network, you as the Network leader will see them listed in your Network Portal.

    Note: This association changes nothing about the account experience for a church leader, only the Network leader’s account. Additionally, only the Network leader can view the entire list of accounts associated with their network - the individual church accounts cannot.

View Network Portal Metrics

There are a few key metrics available in the Network Portal to help increase visibility across a Network. The metrics include an individual breakdown as well as a summary.

In the summary on top, you will see the roll-up metrics across the Network. These metrics show:

  • Total number organizations who have registered with your invite URL

  • Total number of explorers received by organizations in your network

  • Most common Explorer message topic among all of your organizations

  • Most common length of pause among all of your organizations

  • Total number of active contacts in organizations across your network (found under Engage -> My People)

In the list view underneath, you will see an individual breakdown of each organization associated with your Network. View each account’s:

  • Organization Name

  • Primary Contact Name

  • Total number of People in their account (found under Engage -> My People)

  • The number of Explorers Received

  • Common Explorer Topic

  • Current Explorer Status of their account

  • Length of Pause (If currently paused)

  • Reason for Pause (if currently paused)

Contact the organizations in your Network

  1. Select the organization(s) you'd like to contact and click Contact Selected.

  2. From here you can send what is essentially an email broadcast out to all of your network leaders. Just fill out each field, click Preview, make sure everything is correct, and send the message!

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