How do Yana Groups Work?
Yana Groups is a full-featured platform for community building and organizing.
Two Types of Groups
Announcement GroupsDesigned for larger groups, around announcements. The first post goes out to everyone as an email message.You'll only get email responses if you show interest, to reduce email fatigue. Harder to engage larger groups? Message views lets you know messages are read.
Working GroupsDesigned for smaller groups with in-depth conversations, or infrequent conversations that involves all. Everyone gets an email for all the messages so no one is left out of conversation.Comes with an announcement-only level, so less involved members can still stay informed.
SubgroupsFor larger groups, create subgroups to enable smaller working groups on differen topics/interests.Members can easily pick subgroups of interest to join.
View Members & SubgroupsFrom the email footer, you can easily view all the members, and any group questions they've answered.
Members can see also see the subgroups, and join those.
Create a GroupIt's easy to create a group, and you can specify a group code for joining.You'll then get an email address to email the group; use -all for emailing the announcement only folks.
Sign Up for GroupsUsers can join with either the group code or a link like http://yana.com/signup?code=<your code>They can then answer group questions you set up or pick subgroups to join.
Add Users to a GroupIf you already know users' contact info, you can also directly add them to a group.
Admin ControlAdmins can add info for group members, move them to announcement-only, or remove members.Admins can also approve announcement messages to the group.
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