Can you explain the relationship between groups, i.e. a parent group

I have set up a new group which includes members who are also part of a larger group. What does it mean if I set it so the larger group, i.e. volunteers, is the parent of the smaller group, i.e. Monday weeders?


  • ...and if that's not what you were wondering then feel free to clarify your question :)
    – alec
    Commented Sep 1, 2018 at 4:26

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If your monday weeders group belongs to the volunteers group, then members of the monday weeders will be acted upon automatically as members of the volunteers group. So when you send an email to the parent group of volunteers it will be sent to all the members of monday weeders and any other group that's a sub-group of volunteers.

Is that what you're wondering?

There's more information about groups here https://docs.civicrm.org/user/en/latest/organising-your-data/groups-and-tags/.

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