Action Network Help & FAQs

Creating an event campaign for your group

Once your group has been approved for access, click the "Event Campaign" button in the "Create A Sponsored Action" sidebar on the right to create a new event campaign.

Event campaigns have three distinct sections -- your host form and instructions, your attendee form and instructions, and your ZIP/postal code search page. Before you publish your event campaign you must fill out all of the required fields for each one.

On the event campaign settings create page, give your campaign a title and a description that activists will see when they're searching. Here you can also choose whether you want to allow anyone to host an event, only organizers or administrators of your group, or nobody. If you choose nobody, you will have to upload a spreadsheet of fully hosted events in order to have anything for activists to find when they search by ZIP/postal code.

When you're ready, move on to the next step by saving or publishing.

After saving or attempting to publish you will be on the event campaign manage page. To continue setting up your event campaign, click the "Create Host Form" button in the top section to set up your host form.

On the host form create page give your hosts a pitch to convince them to sign up to host. We recommend letting potential hosts know how easy it will be to host an event, and what kind of support and instructions they will receive from you to help them do it. For example, you can let potential hosts know that you'll provide full instructions to help them pull off a great event after they sign up, and that you'll be letting activists on your group's email list who live near them know about their event to help increase turnout.

Click "Save and go to next step" to move on to the host instructions create page, where you can give your hosts detailed instructions on how to pull off a great event, including links to files you've uploaded or other resources.

When you're ready, move on to the next step by saving or publishing.

After saving or attempting to publish you will be on the event campaign manage page. To finish setting up your event campaign, click the "Create Attendee Form" button in the top section to set up your attendee form.

On the first attendee create page, give your hosts a template description to convince attendees to sign up. Your host will be able to edit this text as they create their individual event, but a nice action-oriented pitch will help them recruit as efficiently as possible.

Click "Save and go to next step" to move on to the attendee instructions create page, where you can give your hosts template instructions for their attendees, which hosts can edit if they choose. If attendees should bring signs to a rally event, for example, this is where you could link to those sign files in your file repository so hosts don't have to search for that information themselves.

When you're ready, save or publish. If you've filled out all of the required fields on all of the create pages, your event campaign will be published and you'll be returned to the event campaign manage page.

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