If you're new to Unison.io and looking to get oriented then you're in the right place!
What is Unison.io?
Unison.io helps leaders reach and organize people through smart emailing and texting. Designed for churches, schools, clubs, and teams. For an overview, check out the video at unison.io/video.
There are a few basic concepts that will give you an overview of the major components of the program. They are also covered in the joyride when you first create a group, but we will show off some of the features in more detail here.
Announcements are created by group leaders and can be sent as an email or text message to group members. Unlike conventional emails, email announcements may contain action items that members of the group are expected to complete or events where members can RSVP or sign up to do or bring something.
Email announcements are also able to be sent to those without an email on file by sending the same message as a text. Once sent, you can track who has opened an Announcement, as well as manage responses to any action items or events. Doing so keeps all communication easily organized and accessible, avoiding reply-all email chains and providing easy follow-up to those who have or have not responded.
Each group also has a calendar to keep track of events. One time or recurring events can be created from the calendar or while composing an email announcement. Events can optionally have an RSVP or signup attached to them to help keep track of who is coming and what each person is doing or bringing. Members and admins can sync the group calendar to their Google, iCal, or Outlook calendar so they never miss an event.
Although most members will likely only interact with Unison.io via email and text message, they can log in as well, and will see the member view.
Members will be able to:
- set their notification preferences,
- see any Announcements they received and click on them to respond or complete action items,
- and access the group calendar. The group calendar is only visible if an event has been added to the group.
SMS and email notifications
Reach all members - regardless of their contact method.
Members can click directly on the links and buttons in email announcements to respond without having to log in.
Announcements can also be sent to members without an email as a text, where they can click a link to view the entire announcement and respond to action items and events. Secure links do not require members to sign in, so engaging is easy.