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 calendars, 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.)
*Private Events are not visible in the mobile app at this time.
To learn about updating existing events, click here
Click the links below to be taken to each section:
- How to add and use Hashtags (#)
- Adding Members to a Private Event
- How do calendar invites work
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.
How to add and use Hashtags (#):
When creating a Post, using a hashtag makes it easier for users to find specific relevant content and categorize messages. Use hashtags to search all the community content with the same subject.
When adding a hashtag, existing hashtags will appear after typing # and then three (3) letters. If no hashtags exist with those three (3) letters, pressing Return/Enter after typing the new hashtag creates it and adds it to the Post.
NOTE: When adding a hashtag, do NOT use a space as it prevents it from being created. Instead, use capitalization or the underscore “_”. For example, #HashtagsAreGreat or #hashtags_are_great. When creating a new tag, press Return/Enter after typing to create it.
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 inboxes.
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.
To personalize your email notifications for events, check out this help article.