Building a thriving community on Meetup is a process, and we want to assist you every step of the way. During this all-access demonstration with Customer Support professionals, you’ll learn how to plan and host successful events. We’re here to help!
Watch Alex Harris, Alex Marden, and Alissa Purcell from Meetup’s Community Support team as they explain new event hosting options including Meet & Greet events, featured events, and Meetup’s integration with Zoom.
- Starting a New Group (1:24)
- Building a Leadership Team (5:23)
- Engaging Your Community (12:00)
- Tools to Offset Subscription Cost (15:55)
- Promoting Your Group (19:30)
- Creating an Event (22:03)
- New Features! (31:40)
- Contact Support (34:49)
- Q&A (36:44)
Top Q&A Questions & Resources:
- I have had a group for a long time but have a problem with people canceling or not showing up to the events, any tips?
- Alex H: This is a really common problem. I’ve been an organizer for a while and getting people to actually follow through with their RSVPs is one of the biggest challenges of organizing a group. One of the things that I like to do is charge an event fee. even just a small fee will help people commit to the event and follow-through. I also think sending a personal reminder is always a good idea, and using that contact members tool to send out automatic event reminders.
- There is a new app for organizing events on the phone, but what if you want to use your computer instead?
- Alex M: Great question. Go to meetup.com, log in with your account credentials using the same email address and password that you would use to log into the app. You’ll have access to all of the same tools, you can open your group on the Meetup website, there’s a button that says create events, and you can get started filling out the exact same event.
- I currently have a group in Los Angeles and I want to duplicate it in another state, and I’m thinking, of running events simultaneously. In other words, if it’s the same event that I would like to address to both locations at the same time. This means I would have two groups, right?
- Alissa: Yes, you would need to create another group in that location. The only thing I would just mention is that if you’re doing it in another state, and you plan on having in-person events you should add someone in that area to your leadership team. They could also help manage the events in that location.
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Last modified on June 28, 2022