You can send invitations 1) to non members to join the site or 2) to existing members to join a particular group where you are already a member.
Inviting to Join the Network
Step 1: Invite a new member to join the network, by going to ‘My Account’>’Send Invites’>’Invite New Members’, which you will find in the sub navigation bar within your account.. Follow the instructions.
Step 2: You can include an invitation to join all or some of the groups in which you are a member. Simply select the check boxes next to the group from the list of groups given under section 4 in the form, ‘select some groups’. Then the invitee will receive invitations to the group when they join the site.
Step 3: OR you can invite anyone to join the network by entering their email addresses in the text box located on the bottom right of the logged in home page. When you click on ‘continue’ it will take you to the Invite New Members page above. You can invite only 30 people at a time.
Step 4: All invitations you send to new members to join the network will be displayed under ‘My Account> Send Invites> Sent Invites’.
Inviting to Join a Group
You can invite a member to Public, Private and Hidden groups, as long as you are a member of that group.
Step 1: Go to the group to which you want to invite other members. Click on ‘Send Invites’ tab on the sub-navigation bar below the group image. You can either search for members to invite or select them from the directory.
Step 2: Then click ‘Send Invites’. The invitee will be notified of these invites by email.
Step 3: If you need to invite to the group someone who is not yet a member of the network, click on the link ‘send invitations by email’ (see screenshot above) and you will be taken to the page where you can invite a non-member to join the network.
At the bottom of the page, you will see that the group to which you wanted your colleague to join has automatically been selected. The invitee will now receive an invitation to join the Network, and once joined, will receive the group invitations.
Step 1: You will receive invitations to join from another member by email. Either follow the link in your mail box or click on the invitation on your ‘Notifications’ tab on the top right, and accept/ decline the invitation.
Step 2: In order for the invitation to appear in your Notifications, go to ‘My Account’> ’Settings’> ’Notifications’> and select ‘a member invites you to join a group’ option under Groups.