Emails by Group Members
Add the ability for group members (not just administrators) to send emails via the site.
U3A Swansea commented
I would like a button for all group messaging using the Members Directory Gadget (for non-admins and group leaders to use)
It would be great if within the directory, a member clicks on the member group, it could not only display all of the members, it could allow them to send an email to all of the members automatically, like when you click on the email hyperlink to an individual within WA. All email addresses with be filled in and it would actually go out using the members email.
John Canfield commented
We also need this ability. I would like to see a new group classification that allows a club officer or officers the ability to send an email blast without being a full administrator! As it is now, I have to use one administrator slot for the club president to access email blasts, this is crazy.
Without the ability to set up groups within WA that allow members of the group to email the group, I am forced to use another application such as Yahoo Groups for my groups. That means that I have to enter the group members in both WA and Yahoo Groups.
Felix Figuereo commented
Dale until WA offers such an enhancement - we propose the following:
Site Admin will grant access to a specific WA page for each Group Leader.
-- On this page will be a form Nicasio creates using WordPress and a
-- If more groups are added or changed, Nicasio would need to
add/update these forms for the Site Admin (or walk the Site Admin
through how to set these up).
The form will include the standard email fields (subject, and body, as
from and to fields will be auto-populated behind the scenes).
-- The from address will be set to the group leader's email within the
form's settings (a Site Admin or Nicasio would need to edit this if
changes are needed).
-- The to address(es) will be loaded via a custom WA API script
Nicasio creates that pulls all email addresses from members within the
specific group being sent to.
The WordPress site and form will need to be hosted where client chooses.
-- The forms will then be iframed/embedded into the group leader pages
The WordPress site will not meant to be accessed directly and should
probably be blocked unless visiting from within the iframed page while
on one of the Wild Apricot group leader pages.
-- The WordPress site will be streamlined/stripped down to only show
the forms so any other content would be added to the Wild Apricot
To complete the items mentioned above we estimate this at roughly
$2250 to $2700. Please note this is only a rough estimate and all WA
API involved work is billed hourly.