Category Content: Control

Can our organization limit who can see certain needs?

Yes, in two directions:

  1. Post/Edit Needs – You can post needs so that they are seen only by your members (private), only on your web site (semi-private), or may be seen outside of your organization (public).  For example, a church may set up a team for Visitation exclusively for its Elders and Deacons.  In that case, the Visitation team leader would post needs as “Private” so the Elders and Deacons would have to log in before even being able to see those needs.
  2. Hide/Show Needs – You may also choose which needs from outside of your organization may be seen by your members or employees.  For instance, you may be working with one food bank and not another so you could show the first food bank’s needs and not the others.  You can do this in one of two ways:  1) If you want to show all local needs except for the needs of particularly charities, then you can “hide” the needs of those charities, or 2) Rather than showing all local needs, MTN can provide you separate links for each of your charity partners showing each charity’s needs on separate buttons.

How can the church or company control the needs that show up on its web site?

The organization has two options for how to hide or show particular needs:

  1. A company may want to show all needs of local charities and families within a certain radius, but screen out a couple organizations. Or it may want to connect with one food bank but not another one. The Key Contact can search local organizations that are part of the MTN network and simply click a button to hide the needs of any organization from its web site.
  2. A church may only want to show the internal needs of its members, for internal volunteers, for its own events, or for an upcoming mission trip.   Or the church may want to highlight the needs of certain local charity partners. Depending on what needs it wants to show, MTN will provide customized links to attach to “buttons” on their web site showing only those particular needs.