How to Populate a Group Membership as an Administrator

All members of a Group Membership, except for its Primary Contact, are called ‘Employee Accounts’. Follow the steps in this article to learn how you can populate a Group Membership as an Administrator!

Group Memberships can be populated immediately in Member365. This article will show you how, as an Administrator, you can add contacts to a Group Membership without requiring any sign-up or work for these new members.

Method 1: From the Administrator Dashboard

You can add Employee Accounts to a Group Membership directly from the Administrator Dashboard in Member365.

Accessing an Organization Profile

1. Log in to your Member365 Administrator Dashboard.

2. On the top bar, click ‘Organizations‘.



3. Click on "View Organizations".




4. Locate the Organization whose Group Membership you are adding members to, then click its name. Use the search bar to filter results if necessary.


Adding Employee Accounts

5. On the left-hand side, click ‘Employee Accounts‘.

If there is no option to add Employee Accounts, then there is no Group Membership associated with the Organization.

6. Click ‘Add Account‘.

7. The ‘Create Employee Account’ page will appear.

Image showing the 'Create Employee Account' page, with a 'Yes'/'No' option to include an email, a 'Continue' button, and a field to enter the new member's email.

8. You are creating a new Employee Account: they will be added to the membership automatically. Including an email address is therefore optional.

Select ‘Yes’ and enter a unique email address if you want this new member’s email in the system. Select ‘No’ if they will not need email correspondence from Member365. 

9. Click ‘Continue’ to proceed. You will be brought to a page to configure this new member’s contact information.

Image showing the page to configure the contact information of the new Employee Account.

10. To prevent new group members from needing to sign up on their own, fill out as much of their contact information as you can.

11. Choose whether or not you want the new member linked to the organization.

Image showing the page for configuring the contact information of an Employee Account, indicating the section for 'Organization Linking' and the button you can click labeled 'No'.

‘Yes’  – The new member will be linked to the organization you selected on the previous page. Select this option if you know the new Contact will be a part of the same organization as the group’s Primary Contact.

‘No’ – Select this option if this new Contact should not be linked to the same Organization as the Primary Contact. This allows you to populate Group Memberships without forcing all its members to share the same organization.

12. If you selected ‘No’ above, populate this new member’s Address details as necessary.

Image showing the Address fields when adding an Employee Account.

13. Choose whether or not the new Employee Account will have Member Portal Access.

Image showing the prompt to give the new Employee Account portal access.

If you select ‘Yes’, this contact will be sent an Employee Welcome Email With Member Portal Access containing login details, unless they have login details already from a different membership.

If you’re unfamiliar with that email template, consult this Knowledge Base article.

If you don’t see the option to grant Portal Access that was covered in Step #13, consult this Knowledge Base article. You will need to check the Group Membership permissions in your Membership Category, and ensure that the option for inviting Employee Accounts to the Member Portal is ON.

14. When satisfied, click the ‘+ Add Employee’ button at the bottom of the page. The new member will be added as an Employee Account to the Group Membership.

Image showing the '+ Add Employee' button at the bottom of the page to create a new Employee Account.

Since you have filled out their contact information already, the new member has been added immediately. They will not need to complete any additional configuration or sign-up on their end.

Method 2: Through the Impersonate Tool

The Primary Contact of an Organization’s Group Membership can add Employee Accounts from their Member Portal.

As an administrator, you can add members to the group for them using the Impersonate tool. Below are the steps to impersonate a Primary Contact, and to add Employee Accounts to their Group Membership as they would.

Impersonating the Primary Contact

1. Consult this Knowledge Base article to determine the Primary Contact for an Organization’s Group Membership.

2. From the Related Contacts page, click the name of the Organization’s Primary Contact.

Imagine indicating an Organization's Primary Contact on the Related Contacts page for an Organization.

3. From the Contact Record, click ‘Impersonate’ on the left side of the page.

Image indicating the 'Impersonate' link on a Contact Record.

Members without Portal Access do not have an ‘Impersonate’ link on their profile. If you cannot impersonate a member, it is because they do not have Member Portal Access. Consult this Knowledge Base article if you ever need to grant Portal Access to a member.

Adding Employee Accounts

4. Now that you are Impersonating the member, consult this Knowledge Base article to learn how to add Employee Accounts as a Primary Contact.

The process is very similar to the steps outlined under the ‘Method 1: From the Administrator Dashboard’ sub-header.

5. When you are done Impersonating, click the ‘Back to CRM’ link at the very top of the page to return to your Administrator Dashboard.

Image indicating the 'Back to CRM' link when Impersonating a member.

Congratulations, you now know how to add Employee Accounts to a Group Membership!

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