In order to send a bulk email, I need to add contacts to a merge group; this merge group is populated using the Search Contacts dialog. I can add all students in a particular cohort or select students from that cohort, but (unless I'm missing something somewhere) I cannot select multiple cohorts or filter by start and end date.
For example, we wish to use Axcelerate to send a bulk email to all our students advising of a policy change or similar, because a note would then be saved against their records of each email sent. However as we have many cohorts (100+) with active students, it is not feasible to repeat the merge - check - send process for each cohort.
Further, merge groups are static, so in order to send another bulk email next month, I would have to recreate all those merge groups again.
I'd like to be able to select students using the Report Builder functionality and export the results into a merge group, which can then be used to send emails.
Even better would be to create a dynamic functionality: Warehoused report > Scheduled Run. This would mean we could 'Set and forget' a lot of our regular communications. Failing that, a Report-to-Merge Group would be good.
Unless I'm missing something.
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