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  • Help

    On this page you will find advice and guidance on how to use the various features of Grow-a-Group. Each point includes a short video illustrating the process.
    If you have any questions, please submit a message using the Contact link at the bottom of the page.


    Why you should register for Grow-a-Group

    Registering on the platform will allow you to make the most of the features. When you create a profile for yourself and your organisation, you can apply for offers and requests as well as posting your own. Without registering, you can only ever browse through the search page, but you can’t apply.

    Step 1. Complete your profile

    When you have registered, it is a good idea to add a profile picture or choose an avatar. This can make you more recognisable by fellow members of your group or users from other organisations.

    Step 2. Create an organisation

    Grow-a-Group was designed to help groups rather than individuals, so creating an organisation is essential if you want to post offers and requests or respond to applications. You will not be able to access the full functionality of Grow-a-Group without creating a group.

    You can create an organisation at any time by clicking your avatar on the status bar and selecting ‘My Profile’. Click on ‘Join or Create Organisation’ and fill in the form as outlined above or join an existing organisation by typing a keyword into the search bar.

    Create a request

    If there is a specific resource you’re looking for which would benefit your organisation’s activity, you can post a Request for it. Explain exactly what you are looking for and why you need it. Choose a distinct image to illustrate your request.

    Create an offer

    If you have a resource which you would like to share with others, you can Create an Offer, describing what it is and how it can be useful. Include an image of your resource to make it easier for other users to find what they need.

    Apply for an offer / resource

    Have a browse through the resources on offer. When you find something that is of interest to your organisation, you should submit an application and explain why your group should be the one to receive it. You can only apply if you have created an organisation.

    Accept an application

    You will receive a new notification whenever an organisation responds to your offer or request, posts a story or a comment. Notifications can be seen in the top right corner, with a bell icon flashing green.

    Request a story

    Once you accept an application, you form a connection with another organisation. The next step is to post a story about the positive experience. If a group is taking a little too long to submit a connection story, you can request it.

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