All About the Free Web Tool for Organisations

  • Do I have to install interests.me software on my computer?

    No, interests.me is cloud-based software which means you can access it from any device using an email address and a password set by you. You do, however, need to be online to access interests.me. This applies whether you are representing an organisation, or acting as an administrator for a commu...
  • Do I have to use all the interests.me features?

    No, you can use just some of the features, or all of them. It’s up to you. Many groups use our email tool to manage their mailing lists and send email newsletters, but others just use it to publish their events on one or more of our community websites, and in the weekly emails.
  • Is the free web tool really free?

    Yes, it's free to use our web tool, although there are some 'fair usage' limitations on the number of email subscribers you can email, to avoid abuse of the free service by those who have huge mailing lists. If you are a local organisation, you are extremely unlikely to come up against these 'fa...
  • Can I use the free web tool without publishing content to the community website and weekly email?

    Yes, you can. Any local organisation can use our free web tool, including small businesses. You can use it to manage mailing lists, send email newsletters, and post to social media, without being a member of a community at all, or without publishing content to the community website and weekly em...
  • Does everything get published to the community website?

    You don't need to publish anything if you don't want to. If you choose to keep an event or article just for your group to see (for instance in an email newsletter which you send out), it will not go on the community website. However , if you do publish a story (an event or announcement), and you...