Whether you're just getting started with your first template or looking for ideas to make existing content more robust, Donut's Building Blocks make it easier than ever to discover and add new messages to your templates. 

Categories of Building Block Messages

Building block messages have been pre-sorted into a few different categories.

  • Recommended: includes basic presets such as 30/60/90 day check-in messages for new hires, buddy intros, anniversary reminders, and more
  • Customization required: includes messages that will require a bit of tweaking to fit your organization's needs, such as benefits, policy reminders, recommended Slack channels, etc. 
  • For Managers: includes messages and reminders for managers such as monthly check-ins, ramp-up polls to assess how new hires are doing, new manager onboarding, and more.

Where to Find Building Blocks in the Dashboard

To locate Donut's Building Blocks:

  1. Login to app.donut.ai with your Slack credentials
  2. Select the template you'd like to edit
  3. In the top right corner of the screen, you'll see the purple building blocks button. 

   4. Click the button to open the Building Block sidebar. Here, you'll find a list         of all pre-written messages you can add to your template:

How to Add Building Blocks to a Template

Building Blocks contain one or more pre-written messages, and you can choose to add all or just a few to your templates.

From the main view of the Building Blocks sidebar, you can see how many messages are included in each set.

Click on the Building Block you'd like to use to review all of the messages that are included (you can scroll down within the sidebar to read the messages as they will appear in your template). 

Adding All Messages in a Building Block to a Template

If you'd like to use all messages in a Building Block, hit the purple "Add" button, and all of the messages will be automatically added to your template. You'll be able to view, edit, and customize the text of new messages after adding them to a template.  

How to add all messages in a Building Block at once:

Adding Individual Messages from a Building Block to a Template

If you'd like to use only specific messages in a Building Block rather than all, you can drag and drop individual messages from the sidebar into your template. You'll be able to view, edit, and customize the text of new messages after adding them to a template.  

How to add single messages using drag & drop:

With Donut Building Blocks, you can quickly set up a brand new template, or use the pre-written messages as inspiration for your own ideas. 

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