There's been a lot of folks complaining they can't send Facebook invites via the new Ning Invite feature, and I was among them. I'm pleased to announce I solved the problem, inadvertently aided by Monica from Ning help. I was having the same problem with my LinkedIn invites, and Monica informed me the default invitation message was too long, and preventing the invites from going through. I thought maybe this might be the same problem causing my Facebook invites to fail. I was right.
You may have a problem that is specific to you network, but if you're having the same problem as I was having, I have the fix.
This is the problem I was having:
If this is the problem you're having, what you need to do is shorten the default invitation message. Once you do that, you can invite your Facebook and LinkedIn friends.
Another problem might be how you're connected. If you're connected as your Facebook page rather than your personal profile, you might not be able to send invites. Ning will have to confirm whether this is true or not.
Thanks to Monica for staying with me through all of this (and helping me to identify some other problems as well). Ning needs to fix this for the sake of our members.
Sure thing, Patrick!
Glad to hear this tweak to the invitation message text does the trick for you. If that's the case for anyone else, they should send us a ticket so that we can have some more examples of this to check further.