old page - Getting started

Here you'll find links to resources that will help you get started with Action Network.

Please note: This page is overly complicated please use the individual pages above whle we re-edit this.

First things first...

For Information on how to become an admin of an XR Group, please go to Becoming an XR Admin. For information on how create a new group, including considerations for whether it is GDPR-compliant to move your list into Action Network from another system, please go to Creating, merging, rebooting a group. The chapter covers what you need to know before migrating your email lists, about GDPR and becoming an Action Network admi[n]

Navigating Action Network:

If you are totally new to the Action Network platform, you may find these two videos at Action Network useful:

An introduction to Action Network tools

This is a brief introduction to the tools - they are all well documented elsewhere - in the toolkit under Action network for XR and at Action Network’s support pages - so this is just a skim through with handy links to the resources.

You can use Action Network to ...

- create and send emails to a list
Did you know…

Sending emails via Action Network is an important tool used to support the movement. And it costs $1 per 1,000 emails sent. So if you're sending an email to 100 people in your local group, it’s not a big deal, but if you're sending weekly emails to the whole of the UK, please stop and think :-)

- target your email to a specific subset of your group's list
- create ladders

Ladders allow you to deliver an automated series of emails to individuals, which can take a different course, depending on what action they took.

- create forms

There are some XR guidelines that should be considered before you create and send/publish forms.

  • In the XR Action Network system, you need permission to be able to create new questions to use in forms. There are ready-made questions that are available for you to use, and using these 'pre-built' questions helps the XR Data Team to keep data on rebels organised. If you still need to create a new question please fill out this form and contact the Action Network Data Team for next steps.

  • Video tutorial on forms (links to Action Network Support)

- create reports

You can create reports that can be used to target a certain subset of rebels in your group's list.

Getting in touch with the Action Network Data Team

Contact the Action Network Data Team