Joinable is optimized for spending time with friends, but is also a great way to get to know members of an activity group, intentional community, colleagues, a volunteer group, etc.
Assuming you've already downloaded the app and signed up, here are a few steps to get started:
Welcome people with a complete profile and set the precedent that this is how people can discover the threads of connection in your group.
Private Circles are by invitation only. While creating the Circle, you can choose if members can invite other members, or if you are the only one who can invite. All members of a Private Circle can see each other, even if they do not have shared connections (you, the Circle owner are their shared connection).
When Activities are shared with a Private Circle, all members can discover the activity invitation, but only direct connections are notified (we are working on more controls for this). Members can chat with all members of the Circle, but can can't send direct messages unless they've connected as friends. We do this to respect privacy and reduce unwanted messages.
Depending on your group or organization, these activities should be something that helps your members connect. Some examples:
When your members join, they'll be greeted with your invitations, so this is your first point of connection.
Familiarity with how Joinable works can help you get the most it. Invite a group member or friend to explore how sharing activities, chatting, and Circle administration works.
There are a few ways to invite your members:
Your members can either download the app (recommended) or participate via text message (SMS). SMS has some limitations, such as creating activities, creating chat messages, or controlling engagement settings. SMS users will receive activity invitations, RSVP, receive updates, and participate in activity chats. Learn more about participating via SMS.
Eventually your group will start sharing activities with each other, but at first it's up to you to show the value of Joinable. Post activities, events and ideas for getting together.