Why Use Gratavid When I Can Record a Video on My Phone?

6 key highlights of Gratavid

Brittany Nardi
July 19, 2021 · 4 min read
Why Use Gratavid When I Can Record a  Video on My Phone?

A question we often get asked is, “Can’t I just record myself on my phone and send it?” In a nutshell, yes you can, but with Gratavid, you can send out bulk videos within minutes. Can you imagine creating 1,000 separate videos on your phone to send out? Wowza! 

Now we certainly are not saying that you shouldn’t record a video on your phone when using Gratavid, because you should. Those are the videos that typically perform the best! Being genuine and authentic is what it’s all about.

The upside to using Gratavid to send your videos is that you can use single sign-on, send to hundreds or thousands of people within minutes, track your analytics, request videos, and integrate your contacts from your CRM. Talk about making your life easier! Let us break each of these further down for you beginning with the integrations feature. 

Integrations

If you didn’t know, the Gratavid platform directly integrates with Blackbaud, Salesforce, Bloomerang, and Zapier integrations with Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Hubspot, and 3000+ other apps. Use these integrations to connect directly with your CRM, email marketing platform, fundraising site, or calendar if utilizing Calendly! 

A few examples of these integrations include automatically creating a task for gifts over $100, a task when someone sends in a Google Form, or a task when someone schedules a meeting on your calendar. You can also automatically send a Gratavid note when a new gift under $100 was made. Another plus is with certain integration the data from Gratavid will save back into your CRM! Click here to learn more about our integrations and how they can help automate your process.

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Requesting Videos

Allow others to share their story, testimonial, and gratitude through video requesting.  Gratavid has a unique function where you can request people to send you a video via their email or phone number. They will receive the request with a link to click where they can record themselves and send it back. It will then get inputted into the Gratavid Note or Task section for you to upload. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Analytics

Gratavid will also store all of your analytics, which your phone video camera cannot do. Gratavid will let you see when someone has received your video in their inbox when someone has watched your video, when someone replied to your video, how many times it has been clicked on, and if any of them bounced. This allows you to see which videos perform the best and allows you to gain better insight into what your audience enjoys.

Click here to learn how our analytics work.

Analytics

Mass Sending

Remember how we mentioned that you can send bulk videos within minutes? Using our note function, you can create videos and add your list of contacts to who you wish to send the videos. Within minutes, it will appear in their email inbox. Talk about a huge time saver! 

Video Stories

Another plus to using Gratavid is Instead of just sending 1 video, you can send multiple. We have the click-through feature, similar to Instagram stories or Facebook stories. You can upload as many videos as you want, but we suggest 3-5. 

Pro tip: When sending out a task video, start with your personalized video, then add your more generic videos after. This creates a “story” in and of itself.

Using Single Sign-On

Here at Gratavid, we understand the importance of having security over your data. We also know how frustrating it is when you have to remember 1,000,000 passwords. So we made it easy for you! If your company uses Google or Microsoft, you can easily sign in with your Google or Microsoft account when logging into Gratavid. 

Want to Learn More?

Well, that wraps it up, folks! If this blog left you curious to dive deeper into our features, schedule a demo, or start your FREE 14-day trial today!

WRITTEN BY
Brittany Nardi
Marketing Coordinator @ Gratavid
Brittany serves as the Marketing Coordinator at Gratavid. She grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan surrounded by Mom & Pops, forests, and Lake Superior. Brittany happily joined the team this spring as a recent college graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Previous to working for Gratavaid, she worked for other nonprofits and higher education offices.
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