PastorsLine is always looking for ways to help you manage your time. 

Preparing and scheduling polls in advance is a great way for you to make the most of the 'less busy' time you have, so you keep communicating during the 'more busy' times.

Here's how to schedule a poll:

Step 1: If you have not already done so, create the group you wish to send the poll to and the poll you wish to send.

Step 2: Create an AMC (Automated Message Campaign).

(Our PastorsLine HelpDesk has more articles on all the above.)

Step 3: Click on Edit (pencil icon) for the AMC you wish to schedule. The AMC details page will open.

Step 4: Click on the Poll Item Bar to expand the details. You should see items such as the message type, the from phone number, and the 'To' field: make sure 'subscriber' is selected.

Step 5: In the Polls field, use the dropdown box to choose the poll you wish to use. 

Step 6: In this step, you will schedule the poll. Click on the dropdown menu in the Send field and select the date and time you wish the poll to be sent. Click Save when done. 

Note: You can create evergreen polls (based on a number of days since subscriber signed up for example) or a date-specific poll.

Step 7: In this step, you will add people to your campaign. Return to the Campaigns Page. Click on Add People (person icon). The Add Contacts to this Scheduled Message window will open.

Step 8: Search for and add the group desired. Click Add

This helpful video walks you through the steps with more detail. It also explains how you can keep track of your scheduled poll and its recipients in a variety of ways.


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