Social productivity for real world groups

Social productivity for real-world groups


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Group Examples

BeLooped can be used to manage almost any type of online or real-world group you can imagine. Here are a few examples that may inspire you.

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    Children
    • Children

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      Children


      There are many situations in which you may wish to create a group to organize children, such as daycare, or extra curricular activities involving teams or clubs.

      In most cases, the parents will be the main point of contact.


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      Children


      Helpful Resources to add websites, physical locations, people and sponsors that are useful to the parents in the organization. For example, for a youth soccer team: League Executive Contact info, Soccer Pitch Locations, Training videos, Sponsors for the team, etc.

      The News tab can be used to make formal announcements such as upcoming events and deadlines, or newsletter content.

      Read on for 3 suggested methods on how to manage a group with children.


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      Method One

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      Method One

      List of Parents; Children in Roles:

      A group is created with the parents as the main contacts. Role information has been set under the Company section of each profile to indicate which child they are the parent of.

      In this method, parents are recognized as the main point of contact, and have increased visibility into their child’s organization.

      Tip:
      The Public Note field under the Company section is a good place to add notes about other important information such as food allergies.


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      Method Two

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      Method Two

      Parents/Children in One List:

      Both the parents and the children are listed as contacts. Under the Company section in each profile, Roles have been set to show each parent-child relationship. If your device’s system settings are that names should be sorted by surname, then the child and parent will likely be adjacent in the list.

      In this method children are also granted visibility into the group if they have their own device, so this works best with older children.


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      Method Three

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      Method Three

      List of Children; Parents in Roles:

      A group is created with the parents as the main contacts. Role information has been set under the Company section of each profile to indicate which child they are the parent of.

      In this method, parents are recognized as the main point of contact, and have increased visibility into their child’s organization.

      Note: the parent’s phone numbers can be entered in the child’s note and can be tapped to make a call.

      See: Links in Text Fields, Role Field, Clip Art for Images

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    Church
    • Church

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      Church


      Churches often have a main congregation and many subgroups such as: Children/Youth ministries, Elder ministries, kitchen, classes/courses, missionary/outreach programs, auxiliary events, and more.

      This church has chosen to begin each subgroup with “CII”, so that the subgroups all appear adjacent to one another in the group list.


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      Church


      One main group is ideal for the whole congregation to share church-wide News, Resources, and contact information.

      In a larger group like this, it is likely that one or more people do not own a mobile device or the BeLooped application. These people can still be part of the group as Private or Visible members (managed by other people) for contact reference.


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      Resouces

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      Resources

      One reason to create subgroups is to create relevant focused Resource pages.

      A resource page for the main group may include listings of congregation members’ businesses or contact information for church elders, while the resource tab for the Kitchen subgroup may list preferred suppliers, or procedure manuals.

      Tip:
      While some groups will be long-lived, new groups can also be created to help organize one-time specific events – something that happens regularly with faith-based organizations – these are easily disbanded once the event is complete.


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      News

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      News

      News articles are used for clear and frequent communication or announcements such as: deviations from the regular schedule, special events (births, weddings, prayer requests, charities), newsletter content, reading lists for study groups, and more.

      When writing longer articles, using BeLooped with an iPad (and external keyboard) is a great time-saver.


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      Icons

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      Church


      Icons

      The Faiths icon set is a great supplement for faith based organizations and their subgroups.

      It contains 38 faith-related icons in 3 styles each: full color, BeLooped teal, and black & white, and is available for purchase in The Store.

      See: Links in Text Fields, Role Field, SubGroups & Merging Groups

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    Cohousing
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      Cohousing


      Cohousing involves many shared amenities and has a notable emphasis on community. This makes it the perfect candidate for BeLooped Groups and Subgroups to organize people, events and services such as maintenance, security, social activities/events, pest control, and more.


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      Cohousing


      In any community, it is likely that one or more people do not own a mobile device or the BeLooped application. These people can still be part of the group as Private or Visible members (managed by the GM or other members), or invited at a later time.


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      Resouces

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      Cohousing


      Resources

      One reason to create subgroups is to create relevant focused Resource tabs.

      The Resource tab for the main group may include skills and businesses held by residents, lists of self-help or other interesting organizations. The Resource tab for a specific subgroup such as “Inside maintenance” may include preferred suppliers.

      Tip:
      The Public Note section under each profile is also a great place to describe the skills a Cohousing member may possess and be willing to contribute.


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      News

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      Cohousing


      News

      News articles can be used for clear and frequent communication.

      In a Cohousing group, that may include upcoming events, important announcements such as achievements by residents, items being sought or that have become available, newsletter content and more.

      Tip:
      Creating subgroups is great for reducing “news noise” and keeping content relevant to the reader.

      See: SubGroups & Merging Groups

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    Family Care
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      Family Care


      When a friend or family member who’s getting older or someone with medical issues, assistance with things like grocery shopping and travel to appointments may become necessary.

      There is often a network of people who are available to help, and creating a BeLooped group to organize and coordinate them can be greatly beneficial to everyone involved.

      Tip:
      Be conscientious when naming your group. We’ve found that innocuous names such as “Elaine’s People” are a better choice than group names such as “Elaine’s caregivers.”


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      Family Care


      One or more members of the caregiving group may not own a mobile device or the BeLooped application. These people can still be part of the group as Private or Visible members (managed by the GM or other members), or invited at a later time.


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      Resouces

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      Family Care


      Resources

      Helpful Resources may include: doctors, dentists, podiatrists, physiotherapists, heart specialists, opticians, pharmacies, concierges, the grocery store, favourite restaurants, links to information on medical issues, and more.


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      News

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      News

      The News tab is a convenient way to share announcements such as upcoming appointments, outings, pill schedules, and notes from meetings with specialists.


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      Forum

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      Forum

      News is formal and under control of the group’s owner (although members can write and submit news stories). Forum is quick, informal and can be used by anyone in the group without needing the group’s owner to approve.

      Use the Forum for communicating emergency information or short notice changes to a plan. At the end of a visit, make a note of things you’ve noticed such as: a change in condition, an item that needs repair or cleaning, groceries and other supplies that need to be brought during the next visit, etc.

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    Events/Projects
    • Events & Projects

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      Events & Projects


      Sometimes, people are brought together for a short period of time to do something specific like a party, dinner, reunion, wedding, business event, road trip, or to follow a playoff series.

      (Example in image: “Avril’s Birthday”)


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      Events & Projects


      In the example of “Avril’s birthday,” the party planners have gathered together under a group to organize the day’s events.

      Sometimes, one or more people do not own a mobile device or the BeLooped application. These people can still be part of the group as Private or Visible members (managed by other people).


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      Resouces & News

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      Events & Projects


      Resources & News

      Resource tabs are utilized to write descriptions, addresses, websites, and contact information for events involving services such as catering, reception venue addresses, flower arrangements, entertainment, and more.

      The News tab can be used, for example, to announce meetings of the organizers, or to manage a “to-do” list.

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    Family
    • Family Groups

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      Family Groups


      Almost everyone belongs in one group, and that’s their family.

      Family can be further organized into as many as 7+ groups including your immediate family, 2 groups of parents, siblings, spouses, and children, and 4 more that add grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins from earlier generations.


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      Family Groups


      To avoid family members nominating relatives that are either too distant or unrelated to most other members, use the 7-group guide to keep all contacts relevant and organized.

      Tip:
      It’s a good idea to name these groups carefully, to avoid confusion. Example: “Decendants of Gertie and Willian Jones”, or “G & W Jones Clan”


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      Family Groups


      Often Children and Elderly family members do not own a mobile device or the BeLooped application.

      These people can still be part of the group as Private or Visible members (managed by other people) for contact reference.


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      News

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      Family Groups


      News

      Use the News tab to draw everyone’s attention to important events like birthdays, weddings, reunion plans, etc.

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    Friends
    • Friends

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      Friends


      Many people have friends, but it is not always the case where they all share a common ground.

      One person may have several sets of friends who do not often co-mingle, or who they wish to keep separate.

      Note:
      It is expected that some friends may appear in more than one friend group at a time.


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      Friends


      Some friends may not fall under one particular category.

      In that case, it’s handy to create a group with private members only. This way, your contacts do not share information with each other.

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    Neighborhood
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      Neighborhood


      Good communication and social interaction is a healthy way to integrate into any neighborhood.

      Create a BeLooped group for your neighbors to arrange block parties, coordinate neighborhood watches, arrange care for neighbors on vacation, or just to stay in touch.


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      Neighborhood


      Use the Resources tab to track skills and businesses held by people in your neighborhood, or recommended tradespeople.

      Tip:
      Having group members describe themselves in their profiles can help let others know what they may have to offer.


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      Neighborhood


      Use the News tab to announce upcoming events, items for sale, local news, and more.

      See: Links in Text Fields, Role Field

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    Elementary School
    • Elementary School

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      Elementary School


      Creating a group for an elementary school class can be a great way for parents to network.

      Tip:
      See the “Children’s Groups” example for ideas on how to set up this kind of group.


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      Resources

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      Elementary School


      Resources

      Use the Resources tab to keep track of names, phone numbers, and emails of the school and district administrators, as well as links to instructional websites, lists of books worth reading with children, links to self-check vision, hearing, symptoms of ADHD, etc, and more.


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      News

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      Elementary School


      News

      If the teacher is also part of the group, the News tab is a great place to post notices from the school such as upcoming events, dates of christmas/spring breaks, professional days, field trips, medical outbreaks (influenza, meazles), recognition of outstanding student achievements, and more.

      See: Links in Text Fields, Role Field, Clip Art for Images

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    Secondary School
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      Secondary School


      BeLooped groups are a fantastic tool to aid teachers in School Connectedness and organization.

      In this example, Mr. Wozniacki has created a group for each class he teaches, and added his students to them.


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      Secondary School


      It may be helpful to also create a separate group for parents.

      Role information can be set under the Company section of each profile to indicate which student each parent belongs to.


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      Resources

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      Resources

      In a classroom, use the Resources tab to list websites that are relevant to the course you teach, names and contact information about the school/counsellors/administrators, or other organizations such as crisis lines/anti-bullying websites/employment sites/tutors.


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      News

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      Secondary School


      News

      Use the News tab to share announcements about upcoming exams, due dates, field trips, and special events such as parent-teacher interview nights.

      See:Clip Art for Images

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