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What is a Rang De group?

Rang De groups let you engage with your friends, family and other social investors on Rangde.org. Rang De groups will allow you to lend to rural entrepreneurs as a team. As a group member, you can communicate with other members and see the activities of group members in the group activity feed.

How are 'Public' and 'Private' groups different?

'Public' and 'Private' groups are similar except for the fact that any one can join a 'Public' group while you need to request access to a 'Private' group.

How do I find and join a Rang De group?

You can look for a Rang De group of your choice on the groups page. You can search for groups or filter them by category.
Public - You can join the 'Public' groups by clicking on the 'Join Group' next to the desired group on the groups page. You may also click on 'Join Group' on an individual group page to join the group.
Private - You can request membership to 'Private' groups. Click on 'Request to Join' next to a group on the groups page. A form would show up where you can provide any details that might help the admins of a group approve your membership request. You may also request membership by clicking on the 'Request to Join' link on the group's page.

Is there a section on the website where I can locate all the groups that I am a part of?

You may view all of your groups under 'My Groups' under the 'My Rang De' tab.

How do I invite others to join my group?

You can invite your friends and family to join your group by sending them a templated email invite. There are links on the groups page and individual group pages that open an easy to use form. You may also share the group with your social connections on any social networking website.

Can I invite someone to my group who is not a Rang De social investor?

Yes, you may. The invitee will receive an email requesting to join your group on Rang De. Once they register with Rang De, they will be given an option to join your group.

I received an email inviting me to a Rang De group. What do I do to accept the invitation?

You may review and accept the invitations on 'My Groups' under the 'My Rang De' tab. Additionaly, you will be presented an option to accept invitation on the page for that group.

How do I communicate with other group members?

You may write messages to the group members on the group page. Please note that in order to write a message, you need to be a social investor (should have made at least one social investment).

How do I make an investment for a group?

During the 'Review' step of your social investment, you will be provided with a drop down that lists the groups which you are a member of. You may select one group for each borrower and your investment will applied for that group.

I want all my investments to be marked for a particular group. Can I set a preferred group?

You may update your group preferences in the 'Groups' tab on the settings page. You will be asked to choose a group and save your preferences. Your preferred group would be auto-selected while making a social investment. If you have turned on Auto-Invest, all your investments will be tagged for this preferred group.

I want to create a new group for my college alumni. How do I do so?

You may create a new group by clicking on the 'Create Group' button on the groups page. Please note that you need to be a social investor (should have made at least one social investment) to be able to create a group.

What is the target for a group? How do I set it?

A target amount would specify the amount to be raised by the group within the specified date. This may be specified while creating or editing a group.

Who is a group Admin?

  • A group admin is a group member with special responsibilities. A group admin can
  • - Accept or Reject group membership requests.
  • - Moderate group members by banning or unbanning them from the group.
  • - Grant or revoke Admin membership to a group member.
  • - Moderate messages posted on the group.
  • - Chage the group settings.

My group has grown huge. I would like to have more admins. How can I do so?

In order to grant admin access to a group member, click on the 'Edit Members' link on the bottom left of the group page. Click 'Make Admin' beside the member who you would like to make admin.

How do I ban a group member?

In order to ban a member from the group, click on the 'Edit Members' link on the bottom left of the group page. Click 'Ban Member' beside the member who you would like to ban.
If you would like to un-ban some member, click on 'Load Banned Members' link on the bottom of the same page. Click 'Un-ban member' next to the member who is to be un-banned.

How do I leave a group?

You may leave a group by clicking on 'Leave Group' towards the bottom left of the group page.

I suspect spam/spurious content in a group. Where do I report it?

In case you suspect spam/spurious content on a group, please report it by clicking 'Report Abuse' on the bottom left of the group page.

My question is still unanswered. Who should I contact?

Please send an email to support@rangde.org for any further questions.

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Rang De groups lets you engage with your friends, family and other social investors on RangDe.Org. Rang De groups will allow you to lend to rural entrepreneurs as a team.