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Invite Contacts to Self-Register

text message cell phonesWith all of the extreme weather situations we are experiencing, now is the perfect time to invite your contacts self-register to receive your important alert messages.

To enable the Registration by Invitation feature, please contact Rapid Notify Customer Support with an advance request.

Rapid Notify’s self-registration feature helps organizations ensure that their mass communications are privacy compliant by offering opt-in and opt-out capability.  People are more likely to be receptive to your messages when they can control their subscription and contact information.

Once you have selected “Invite New Contacts” from your contact list, an email with registration instructions will help guide the contact through the process.

Self-registrants complete a short online form with their contact information, indicate their preferences for notification, and select a secure login enabling them to return and update contact details as often as needed. The form collects comprehensive contact information with multiple fields including name, address, zip code, up to three phone numbers, email and SMS text number.

If you need assistance implementing Rapid Notify’s Self-Registration Invitation, please see page 24 of the new 2015 User Guide.

Encouraging Self-Registration

Red mouseEmergency Management magazine has a very helpful article regarding effective methods of encouraging the public to self-register for emergency notifications.

5 Strategies for Getting the Public to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts” offers some easy to implement ideas based on real world success stories. For example, rather than using scare tactics to push the public to register, the article suggests using a message of empowerment and inclusion.

Read the full article here: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/5-Strategies-Public-Sign-Up-Emergency-Alerts.html

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