Contact Groups from MLS

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KevSloan
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Contact Groups from MLS

Postby KevSloan » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:49 pm

Hello - I'm new here. Thought I'd give this a try. I'm the Stake Membership Clerk and the Stake Presidency has asked about a way to create contact groups (such as "bishops" or "Elder's Quorum Presidents" etc) that are updated in connection with MLS. Other than having to manually create your own, is there a way to do it through MLS. They are looking for a way to do easy emails/texts to certain groups from a regularly updated list. Right now they are just keeping track of them on an excel spreadsheet which they have to update every time there is a change in leadership etc.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Contact Groups from MLS

Postby jonesrk » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:22 pm

Have you looked at the send a message feature in Leader Resources on lds.org? It's not perfect but it does have some pre-built groups.

The stake presidency and the stake clerk will have more groups than you will as membership clerk from what I have seen.
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Re: Contact Groups from MLS

Postby russellhltn » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:29 pm

I think you can create a custom report on the stake MLS computer that will give you a current list each time it's run.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Contact Groups from MLS

Postby KevSloan » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:54 am

Thanks for the replies. I checked out the "send a message" feature on lds.org/leader and it did have some preset groups. Is there any way to create custom groups there?

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Re: Contact Groups from MLS

Postby jonesrk » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:57 am

KevSloan wrote:Thanks for the replies. I checked out the "send a message" feature on lds.org/leader and it did have some preset groups. Is there any way to create custom groups there?

Unfortunately no.
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