So you want to be an Event Organizer on the group?
If you want to be an Event Organizer on this group RSVP here to indicate you are in agreement with the group rules and then a main organizer will contact you.
If you are currently an Organizer on the group you are going to be administratively RSVP'd to this. Remaining RSVP's will show your agreement with the guidelines. Changing to "no" will signify you do not with to follow group best practices.
Best Practices or the rules simplified.
1.) No Emailing and no using the "discussion" box
2.) No outside links
3.) All events are Hosted. There are no "no host" events.
4.) List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.
5.) Special note about Repeat Events
*** PUT THE CITY OR AREA WHERE THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE TITLE. If it's not, . . . it may be administratively added. Just Say'n
Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.
1.) No Emailing AND No Discussion Box
The one BIG BIG rule is NOBODY messages the general membership via the email feature. Post the event and let Meetup send out all the notices. The discussion box is just another way for you to send spam. So that is closed, and only for the use and management by and of the (main) organizer only.
If you feel you need to send a message contact the main organizer.
2.) No Outside links:
No links to other social media or to other meetup groups.
Do not just put a Facebook link. Copy all the wording and put the words. If you can't even take the time to put in the words . . . people will see that and not even take time to click a link. Link's are lazy and instead of giving doing the work to write it for them to read the info you are telling to do work that you did not do and click something to find the info. You want them to click the RSVP. So don't give any other option that may lead them away from the page with the RSVP button.
If you need to add a link message the main organizer to get permission.
3.) Meetup does not allow "No Host" events. You will be there and present. If you want to post an "informational" event then go and post it on Craigslist.
4.) List money costs in the first few lines.
This has to do with email notices. The email version of the event sends the first few lines of the writeup. If it's free, . . .say it's free. If it costs . . . say it early so people have the info. If you need a payment link: make it as short and direct as possible. In general evens under $20 can be posted with no permission. If more . . . just ask.
5.) Events can repeat , but do NOT use the auto-scheduling feature. When your event occurs log on and list it again. The Auto-pilot is a problem as people forget they listed. They don't show up and people do. The complaints end up being filed against the group and not the organizer that bailed. If you use the "repeat" feature it will be edited and the future ones edited off. Weekly event need to be approved ahead of time. Monthly is OK. It is preferred if every 2 or three months if needed to repeat. There MUST be FIVE weeks notice between repeat events.
For instance if you are doing a live band same band will be ok to repeat in 5 weeks. Less is OK with permission. Just ask.
1.) Great Copy
2.) Great Pix
3.) 4 weeks notice is best.
4 & 5,) Great Copy and Pix
Since you are not using outside links you need Great Copy and Pix.
No need for outside links if you simply copy The Copy from the link and paste it in. Do this instead of copying the link itself.
Members have said when they see just a link and that's it they think the organizer is just being lazy.
Be complete, . . .
Parking info is always asked . . . so put it in too.
Post where and how they will recognize and see the host.
6.) 4 weeks notice
Less notice is less eyes that will see it. I know . . yours will be short notice. In the future . . . try and plan ahead. More notice will always get you more RSVP's