Allow multiple groups to collaborate on a meetup with shared RSVP limit
Allow multiple groups to collaborate on a meetup and share on RSVP limit. Currently meetup groups could do so much more to encourage participation if they just had the ability to collaborate on group. As is, one group has to take the lead and that means joining that group and all the ratings attribute to that group which some organizers are not willing to let happen.
It would be nice to have a feature that allows groups to cross-promote events, with an approval process... For example. Group A has an event that Group B would like to promote on Group B's site... Group B should be able to request a cross-promotion from Group A, and when Group A gives permission, that event will show up on Group B's site (still controlled by Group A since it is there event)...
This would be very favorable to organizers that run multiple groups and would like to avoid creating identical events in each site... It would also be easier to handle the RSVP if the event was only one instance instead of multiple...
Secondary would be favorable to Organizers like myself that run a group based on fun "Stuff" to do... When I find events that I like, I don't necessarily want to host them, but I'd like to reach out to those organizers and cross promote. It's good for everyone.
I'm part of a motorcycle and there are many other motorcycle groups on meetup. It is difficult to keep track of other groups events and then repost them onto my groups calender especially when details change. Additionally it is hard to reach out to other groups and invite them to our events. I would appreciate an option to send an invite to other groups and if they accept the invite the event would be added to their calender and their members could RSVP to it as well as when I change details they would automatically be updated on their calender. Additionally I would like the option to copy other groups events to my calender to minimize the effort this takes and get updates on event details.
We have multiple groups that have their own areas of focus and events, but also work together on other events that fit them all.
For example, a regional Coalition of Reason might include a skeptic group, a humanist group and an atheist group. They're distinct, but compatible perspectives. If those groups organize some shared events, people who are members of all three get cluttered calendars with three copies of the same event.
I think it would be useful to allow one group to create an event but share it with other groups. There could be options to set a shared RSVP limit or separate ones, and ways to view the number of RSVPs by group or in total. Organizers from each group involved would have the option of adding their own notes to the events, in addition to the shared time, location, and description information.
We are working on a meet up platform. For organization reason, I would like to know if it is possible to post a communication on a meet up and having it published on more different meet up? Is it possible to create connections between different meet up? For example could it be possible to have a calendar of activities shared within different meet up? Kind regards Michelangelo Serra
I'm an organizer/co-organizer of many political Meetups, posting identically-worded posts to many Meetups @ the same time. Please install a checkbox list to simultaneously post identically-worded meetups or emails to several different Meetup groups at one time.
I'd like to be able to "partner" with other meetups. This would be very simple but would allow groups to have a lose affiliation and allow some cross-promotion. The two features I envisage are a list of partner groups, possibly on the left site of the page near Sponsors and Perks, and the links and dates (only) of events of other partner groups in chronological order with the main group's upcoming events. The organizer of one meetup group would send a "partner" request, and if the other organizer accepts the partnership would be formed. Thanks!
It would be awesome to allow event organizers the option of sharing events with other meet-up groups. (ie, City Beach Volley League could share its end of summer BBQ with the Surf City meet-up group & the Coast Flag Football league meet-up) The organizer would have the option to let members share with other meet up groups, and if a member of one meet-up was an event organizer in another group, she could cross post the event. BUT- the cross posted event would contain the original description of the event and the rsvp's would reflect the total number of people registered across all meet-up groups. This would be a great way to encourage meet-up group organizers to take advantage of ways that their group overlapped with another, without having to open a new group. The new events would also benefit from the shared exposure.
Additionally, as someone who leads activities, I would be willing to pay a monthly or per event fee to allow it to be shared. I depend on members of meet-up groups to share my events. I've seen instances where no one from a particular meet-up group came, because they didn't realize there would be people from other groups there and thought they were the only one registered.
Post once - Select multiple groups - Manage one attendee list from any group posted to - Limit attendees across multiple groups.
I belong to mutiple local photography groups and several groups collaborate resulting a single event being cross posted 2+ times. My suggestion is for the ability to collapse these so as a member, i don't see this in my meetup feed 4 times taking up space. Kinda goes with the other asks for enabling easier cross posting but is from a member view rather than an organizers view
It would be great, especially for groups just starting up, to be able to "share" a meetup with another group. For example, Group X just started and has 15 members, and Group Y has 150 members. There should be a way for Group Y to easily allow Group X to post the event on its page without recreating the meetup.
I help organize a couple different groups and it would be nice to have a way to cross promote, like when you create a meetup, have a way to send it to other groups that you are part of or something.
I want an option that lets an organizer schedule a meetup across many groups at once if he is an authorized organizer for those groups. I hate copying and pasting my meetup across multiple groups. There should be a simple form where you fill out the meetup info and then checkbox all the groups you want it posted on. It would be very simple to implement. I am a programmer so I know. Just take a meetup details and insert into db for all the group ID's. It would save organizers like me a lot of time.
If we had the option to promote other groups on our pages and vice-versa, it would create more visibility for all parties.
It would be nice 2b able 2 easily crosspost 2 another meetup (w/ other organizer approval of course). An example would be for instance the international group want to go watch a foreign film which might also interest the movie group. Currently this action will have to be done separately with RSVP managed separately by separate people. It's hard to know who's coming and who is not. This way the organizer can manage it easier and the crosspostee can be an "event host" or something to help with the organization.
Groups with similar interests could join a coalition that allows groups with similar interests and motives (activism, politics, crafts, entertainment) to easily create events for members of all groups and allow members of similar groups to meet one another.
Let users create intergroup events. This will allow groups with commonalities to join together and meet. This events could be permitted by the group moderator(s) or user votes.
For users who are members of multiple groups and who want to post a single meetup event to more than one group. This would require the event host to only put together ONE meetup event, and other users who are also members of multiple groups would only need to RSVP to ONE event (versus RSVP for each event listed under each group's activities).
I think this is self-explanatory.
I'll be much faster for organizers that have more than one group!
As Organizer of 3 Groups, how can I list an Event in each Group without re-entering all the info?
Create a program that will allow me to control an event posted to multiple groups simultaneously.
We are looking to create a network of linked groups, and we want each group to be able to see
- the events of the other groups
- the members of the other groups (optional)
I have found the MeetupEverywhere feature, but that has various limitations like
- number of members that RSVP to each event is not automatically updated
- I can't figure out how / if you can link to MeetupEverywhere from the individual groups
- it seems that MeetupEverywhere is designed to funnel users only in one direction
I have 5 meetup groups and sometimes an event is for all 5 groups so this means I have to type it out 5 different times, it is a time waster.
Is there any way you could type the event out once and then choose which group's calendar to add it to? Is this a possibility in the future, I hope.
Toni wallachy commented
This is a great idea. Please add the feature
As a second feature, you can mirror the description, RSVP list, comments, but not the setup rules.
You could just schedule multiple meetups at the same location/time. Divide the limit, as a waiting list forms on 1, remove spots on the other.
This could also be an easy feature to add. Don't worry about how each is setup, Simply combine the # attending from both groups for a very quick feature update.
I would also love groups to be able to share calendars to make it easier to avoid conflicts or see upcoming events you may be interested in.
Have one master attendee list so that you are not counting on each group how many are coming as well as the attendees would only get reminders from one group instead of all the groups. I run 3 groups and some people want to repost my stuff for their members, then we get people complaining about too many emails about one event. or that the same meetups are in multiple groups. and you want them to sign up in each group so it looks full and others want to attend a big meetup. SO make this work for us MEETUP!!! : )
I like the Shared calendar. I'm constantly checking the calendar of several similar groups in the area before scheduling only to see someone schedule a conflicting meetup 5 minutes after i posted mine.
Michelangelo Serra commented
I would like to have news about the previous request made in March to utilizare a function, which is currently not available in the meetup, which allows to communicate simultaneously to all the meetup following Beppe Grillo dates of meetings, the local information, regional and national information .
I would also like to know if you can make online voting on specific topics.
Just got done doing this between my group and another group. Would be great if there was an easier way!!!!
Please add this feature :)
Yes it's an old request. Yes Meetup has ignored it so far. But we need to keep showing them we want this. We (organizers) are paying customers of Meetup.com and we'd like a response.
If you as an organizer want to make it "group policy" not to allow shared events fine. But there are groups that are more collaborative than that -- groups that want to share with their own membership, what other groups are doing.
I manage several groups, and collaborate with several more. All we need is a convenient way to include one group's event on another group's calendar -- with their permission of course.
If you don't intend to do this, please explain why.
Meetup Organizer commented
I can explain several reasons why this is difficult for Meetup to do. For one there are permission issues: both regarding event visibility, and visibility of members who are not in the group "hosting" the event. At this point I'd settle for a clean way to host an event in group A, but publicize and link from Groups B, C, D and E. That would force members of any other group to join group A to RSVP, but then permissions, counts and visibility would be simple and work as they do now.
When the San Jose or Mount Diablo Astronomical Societies hold events my group might be interested in, I'd like to to be able to create a link that points to the actual events, keeps the RSVP, time and description as it is in the other group but makes that visible in my group.
George K commented
No, and for many reasons. In fact many seasoned organizers have made it their group policy to not allow shared events. There is good and bad in everything but too many problems here.
I agree this should be re-reviewed by Meetup. I know our larger event planning would really benefit from this!
Michael B. commented
Wow Steven... you're right! I have noticed 'top ideas' seem to be ignored by meetup and can't figure out why the ignore demand. I know of a lot of people who hav moved-on out of meetup, but I guess they count on a consistant in flow of new people?
I know somewhere there is another similar idea which is a few months older than this one. I did a search and there are perhaps 1000 votes for this idea, but Meetup doesn't seem to be interested.
Don't waste votes here. This idea was proposed LONG ago. Meetup hasn't done anything with this which was proposed in 2009!
This is a very old request (2009). You are wasting votes here. See THIS instead:
but also have organizers tie groups together for events....such as.... when one group has an activity, it would also go on the the tied in group so that many groups can join in on the fun.....in my group I would have a lead .... "group "%)*#)$(*#" has this event on their calender and we can come along" and the activity would show up and every one would know what group it is coming from.
I had that same idea, I collaborate with many other groups around town and it's a hassle to copy and paste all of the event details and then manage 2 lists of RSVPs.
Awesomo 2000 commented
YES!!!!!!! Awesome idea!
Awesomo 2000 commented