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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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
Justin Reese commented
This feature would help me out a lot. I've created meetups that are sponsored by multiple Meetup groups and cross posting leads to confusion with RSVP's
Absolutely!! this is a great idea. totally make sense!!
Michael Davenport commented
I am an admin for a hacker space that hosts many meet-up groups I would really appreciate the ability to share an even with the other groups
All Organizers around the world commented
Yet another top no-brainer! All of us organizers love to collaborate with each other..... and we would love to collaborate with meetup by having them listen to our ideas and suggestions like this one!
Oh wow! This idea was suggested in 2009?!!!!! Why do they provide an ideas forum, but then not take action on their paying customers wants?!!!
Wish I had more than one vote to use, but I used them on all of the top 3 ideas! This idea is as good as them all!
Robert McDougall commented
Agree. From a programming view, assuming there is a table for groups, and a table for events which contains the RSVP limit. Then all that needs to be done is create a new table which joins multiple groups to multiple events, and incorporate this throughout. The main advantage would be cross pollination of groups, and the organiser still controls the event regardless of who comes.
Louis Wendruck commented
It's a wonderful idea in theory but probably very difficult to do technologically, and Meetup probably doesn't have the time, money and technical expertise to implement this enhancement.
It takes a lot of computer power to maintain data bases and synchronize data. I am amazed at the technology and great service that Meetup provides for the little money we pay as group organizers to have these Meetup groups.
Think about it. If it costs $80,000 a year in salary plus computer costs to design enhancements to a computer system then that would take the annual fees of 445 paying Meetup organizers to finance $80,000 of development costs.
My mathematical calculation is $80,000 divided by $180 annual fees per organizer = 445 organizers fees.
($15 per month x 12 months = $180 annual fees per meetup organizer.)