This is the fourth post in a series explaining the features and benefits around MemberHub’s Family Members functionality. If you’re wondering why we’re doing this, read this.
In the last post we talked about Adding Family Members and explored how to properly set up your family in MemberHub. Now that you’ve got a background on how to build your family in the system, let’s talk about some of the immediate advantages to having your family or household set up correctly.
This first advantage to explore is calendar sharing. While you may not want to give your spouse access to your ladies ministry hub, for example, you may still want to share that calendar with him so he can keep track of your events with that group. For each and every hub that you are affiliated with, you can access your own Personal Settings tab that can be found under the Hub Settings button. On this tab is a checkbox:
By default, your hub calendars will be shared with other members of your family. This means that they can see your calendar events from your hubs on their combined calendar (and 5-day calendar).
One of the ultimate goals with MemberHub is to give you, as a busy member of multiple organizations, a combined calendar of all your family’s events in one place. So for example if your church, nonprofit and local YMCA are all using MemberHub then you would have one place to go to see the calendar events across all the groups and activities that each of your family members particpate in. You’ll see your small group activities from your church, your spouse’s meetings from your local nonprofit and your child’s practice schedule from the local youth sports leagues. All your events across all the third-party organizations in your entire family life!
Another advantage to having your family set up correctly is family administrative capabilites for adults. MemberHub offers the ability to not only manage the hubs in which their family members are placed, but also be included in all correspondence that takes place in that hub.
One great example of this would be a youth ministry at a church. Or perhaps you need to create a hub and put children in the hub to accurately represent the membership in that hub. Either way, if children are placed in the hub, family administrators can receive all notifications that come through that hub. They will also be given access to that hub so that they can monitor that child’s interactions online.
I hope you’re beginning to see how far-reaching the implications of the Family Members section is in MemberHub. Next post we will discuss the newest feature available…hub membership, grouped by family. This is a big one for churches!