Action Network Help & FAQs

Creating events

Choose "Create Event" from the "Start Organizing" menu to start creating your event.

Fill out the event's title.

You can next choose whether your event has an end time, which is optional, and whether your event takes place at a physical location (good for a meeting or rally) or not (good for a conference call or webinar).

Choose a date and time by using our easy date picker -- click on the input and then choose a date, then an hour, then the minutes for your event. You must choose a date and time in the future -- you cannot publish an event that has already happened. Your time should be local time. Optionally choose an end date if you've decided to give your event one.

Next, if your event is in a physical location, add a location name (ex: My House), address, city, state, and ZIP/postal code for your event (and country, if this is an international event -- click the "Not in the US?" link to access the country selector).

If your event isn't in a physical location, choose a timezone for your event instead.

Add optional public contact info so your attendees can call or email you if you'd like. Finally, add a description and call to action for your event to get activists to RSVP.

Show or hide standard fields to remove, say, first name from the form if you do not want to collect it by clicking "Edit Form" and using the visual form builder. You can read more about the visual form builder here. You can also decide whether you want to make the field required or not. Email address and country must always be present and required, as every activist in our system must have an email address and country.

You can add in custom form inputs using the visual form builder (explained here) or by writing your own HTML. And you can add an optional image if you choose.

You can also set a max size for the event, after which no more RSVPs will be taken, and choose whether you'd like to be notified every time someone RSVPs.

And, you can choose if your attendees can bring guests, using the checkbox in the sidebar. If you allow guests, attendees will be able to enter in a number of guests they're bringing, which will count as RSVPs and against the max event size if you have one.

Click "Save and go to next step" and add in instructions that activists will see after they RSVP. (ex: Bring food to share!) You can also show or hide the sharing options on thank you pages.

When you're ready, publish your event to make it live and start collecting RSVPs.

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