How Do I Invite People to Join a Group?

As a group administrator or member, you can invite people to join groups. Keep in mind that if you're using Jive as an internal corporate community, people from outside the community might not be able to join your group.

Any group member can invite any other user to join a group. If the group is private or secret, the invited user must accept the invitation. A group administrator must then approve the request to join the group. If it was a group administrator who originally sent the invitation to the private or secret group, the approval is automatic. Be sure to read Types of Groups to understand how a group's type affects the content visibility, participation, and invitation permissions for group members.

As a group administrator, you can delete or resend invitations while managing group membership. This can be handy if you've got a lot of outstanding unanswered invitations. Go to your group's main page, then click Manage group members. On the Manage group members page, click the Open Invitations link and select the names of people whose invitations you want to delete or resend. Use the drop-down menu above the list to select the action you want to take.

To invite people to join your group:

  1. Navigate to your group.
  2. In the Actions menu, select Invite.
  3. Enter the Jive user names or email addresses of people you want to invite. If you can't remember them, you can do two types of searches:
    • To invite several people from your email address book, browse your contacts by clicking the browse icon. Select the people you want to invite, and then click Add selected people.
      Note: You can also paste in a comma-, space-, or semicolon-separated list of addresses exported from your email application.
    • To invite only those with certain skills, click Search by skill to browse people by their skills. Type in the skill you are looking for, or select a popular one. Select the people you want to invite, and then click Add selected people.
  4. Edit the message you want potential group members to see with their invitation.
  5. Click Send Invitation.