Now Organizers and Assistant Organizers can make any group member a one-time Event Host!
Say you have a member who has stepped up and volunteered to organize a Meetup - plan the whole thing on your Meetup Group site as well as host the actual, in person Meetup event - but you don’t want to make them an Assistant Organizer. You’ll now be able to make that member an ‘Event Host’, which will give them the ability to organize ONE Meetup event! But once the Meetup takes place their access goes away. Think of it as a temporary website ‘power’.
If you have group members who want to help your run the group, this feature is for you and your Meetup Group!
We know that you guys have been asking for ‘co-organizers’, the ability to assign ‘roles’, etc - this is a first step to getting all of us there!
Setting things up
Here is how you set them up, on the Meetup Event creation page. Note that as the Organizer (or Assistant Organizer), you’ll first need to create the Meetup Event as either a draft or as a real Meetup on your calendar.
What can Event Hosts do?
Event Hosts will be able to do anything Organizers and AOs can do as it pertains to the Meetup:
* edit the Meetup details
* change members’ RSVPs
* email members if they need to (only as it pertains to the Meetup event)
* see members’ answers to RSVP questions
* manage Waiting Lists
* and take attendance after the Meetup on Meetup.com!
Other stuff to know:
- You can leave ‘special instructions’ to whomever you’ve chosen as the Event Host
- Event Hosts will not be able to Copy events
- Event Hosts will be notified of their special powers via email. If they visit the Meetup Group they’ll see special editing powers for the Meetup Event they have access to.
- Each Meetup can only have one Event Host at a time for now.