Have a great community event coming up? Set up Private and Public Events straight from the lounge!
Add an event with the location, time, and any other details then invite members. Members receive the invites straight to their calendars and can RSVP without needing to log in or sign up to Mobilize.
Event creators can also send reminders, update event details directly on their calendar, and send content to event attendees pre and post-event.
A quick tip: Make sure to set up the event with an event image, description, and details before inviting guests.
Private Event: Only invited members will see your event. (It will also only show in the Events tab.)
Public Event: All group members will be able to see your event. (The whole group will be invited and the event will show in the Feed.)
Creating a Public Event
To create an event, select Event in the lounge feed:
Or create an event in the Events tab then choose the Create Event button:
Next, fill out all the event details - Name, location, and Start/end times. Add the event Description to let attendees know what they can expect at the event. It's good to include links, images, gifs, and files in the event invite.
At the bottom, choose whether the event should be Private or Public.
Adding Members to a Private Event:
When finished adding the event details click the Create event button. The Event screen will show next:
Click Invite people and choose the attendees to invite to the event. Use tags and search to filter easily. The members will receive an invite directly on their calendars and can RSVP directly from their email inbox.
To manage any of the event details or the attendee list click the Manage Event button and choose between: Edit event details, Send a reminder, Managing the RSVP list, and Delete event.
How do calendar invites work
Calendar invites are sent to invited members along with the invite.
If a member has Instant notifications turned on, they will get the invite added to their calendar the same time they get the email for the event.
If their notifications are set to Daily Digest those members will receive their calendar invitation only when they receive the Daily Digest email (8 am EST the following morning).
If they have email notifications turned off or if they are not invited, the event will be added to their calendar only when they click the Going button.
*Members who have instant notifications will also get calendar updates if an update is sent at the time of the change. To ensure all members are aware of any time changes, we recommend announcing in the event as well as in the feed for any changes.