How Do You Use RSVPMaker? Share Your Story in a Guest Blog or Video

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After years of working to improve RSVPMaker, answering questions about it, and troubleshooting problems, I want to hear from those of you who have made it work for you in your business or nonprofit.

Can I get you to share your story in a guest post on the RSVPMaker blog? I would also be interested in connecting with you in an online video meeting to interview you about your story. This can be your opportunity to ask questions or tell me about improvements you would like to see at the same time.

What do you say?

David F. Carr, versatile and inventive writer, editor, and web consultant
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  • LeBon Abercrombie

    I use the RSVPMaker plug-in for a non-profit social club website (https://stillwaterclub.org). Members use it to sign up for our monthly luncheon. I send out a couple of email blasts before the meetings with an RSVP button for them to sign up. This is a club for retired men, so not all of them are proficient with websites. Therefore, to minimize friction, I don’t require them to log in to the website to sign up. They can also sign up by clicking on the “Upcoming Events” entry for the meeting if they are logged in to our website.

    We have been using this method for 2 or 3 years, and it has been working very well for us. One thing I would like is for the plug-in to use the email from the RSVP button (which I personalize to the member when I send out the emails) and look up or remember the member’s name and email address so they don’t need to re-enter it each time they RSVP. As I recall, it used to do that, but stopped at some point in the development process. I see quite a few typos in the emails they enter, which cause bounces with the confirmation emails.

    • I’ll have to do some testing, but the ability to recognize people by email address should still be in there.

      Re: your story, would you care to share your story as a guest blog post with a few screenshots?

      • LeBon Abercrombie

        Let me know what you want and I could probably do that.

        • You should have just received an invitation to set a password. You would be logging in as a contributor, which will allow you to create a post and submit it for my okay.

          • LeBon Abercrombie

            I didn’t receive the invite

          • I tried sending the invite to the email address for you reported through the comments system, but it might not be correct. Please drop me a note at david@carrcommunications.com so I have your correct address, and I’ll reply with the login credentials.

            Thanks

          • BTW, re: recognizing people by email address, that was set up to work with invites sent out via MailChimp. Are you using MailChimp for that purpose?

          • LeBon Abercrombie

            Yes, I am using MailChimp.
            Is it a problem that I do not require members to log in to the website to RSVP from their email invitation? I want to reduce friction to RSVP as much as possible.

          • No, the idea is they shouldn’t have to log in. I need to carve out some time to do some testing, figure out if that’s stopped working and if so why.