How Do I Create Events in My Mighty Network?

The Events feature, available for those on The Community Plan or above, offers the ability to create virtual or in-person events that you can share with your members.

How to Enable the Events Feature

To enable Events within a Space in your Mighty Network go to the gear icon > Space Features > Events

Clicking on Manage will allow you to change the name of the feature from Events to a custom name, and you may choose to only let Hosts and Moderators create Events in that space, or let everyone (including members) create Events.

How to Create an Event

Once Events are enabled in a Space, you can use the + button to create an Event.

From there, you'll see options to customize the Event:

You'll see options to select and customize:

  • The title of your Event

  • If you want the Event to immediately show in the Feed when it's posted (if you have the feature enabled)

  • The start time and end time for the Event, including time zone (for online Events, members will see the Event's time in their local time zone, and for Local Events, you can indicate if the Event's time zone differs from the member's local time)

  • If you want this to be a Repeat Event

  • The Event Type (see below)

  • How you want to manage RSVPs

  • The description for your Event (this area can include unlimited images, media embeds, file attachments, formatted text, and more—just like any Article you create in your Mighty Network)

When you publish your event you may choose to notify all members or you can schedule it to publish later.

Selecting the Event Type

Every time you create a new Event, you'll have the option to choose from one of five event types. The Event Type you select will signal to members what to expect from the Event. The Event Type appears on the Event itself in the Events list and when someone views the full details of the Event. The Event Type will also be visible in the feed if you choose to have your Event post to the Activity Feed.

 

If you are hosting a virtual Event, select the "Online" option and then choose the specific Event Type you want to use.

Here's a breakdown of each option:

Zoom

When you select the Zoom Event Type, you'll have the option to connect your Zoom account directly and schedule Zoom Events right within your Mighty Network. Go here to see the full details of how to create a Zoom Event.

Meeting

You can host an Online Meeting by directing members to a link of your choice. Simply copy the meeting URL and add it into the box that appears when you select this Event Type. Some of our favorite services are GoToMeeting, Join.me, or Google Meet. More here about how to use this Event Type.

Webinar

You can host a Webinar by directing members to a link of your choice. Simply copy the webinar URL and add it into the box that appears when you select this Event Type. Some of our favorite services are Crowdcast, WebinarNinja, GoToWebinar, and YouTube Live. More here about how to use this Event Type.

Live Video

You can host a Live Video Event by directing members to an external streaming service of your choice. Simply copy the video URL and add it into the box that appears when you select this Event Type. Some of our favorites are Crowdcast, Vimeo Livestream, or YouTube Live. You can also Go Live inside of your Mighty Network. More here about how to use this Event Type.

Text Chat

You can also host a Text Chat Event for all members of your network, or all members of a Course or Group. When it’s time for the Event to start, members can click on a link that will open up All Member Chat in that space. Note that if you have All Member Chat turned off by default, you’ll need to enable this feature before the Event begins. More here about how to use this Event Type.

 

If you're planning an in-person Event, you'll need to select the "Local" option, enter the location of your Event, and add an optional link if you want members to visit an external page to learn more.

Where Events Show Up in Your Mighty Network

When you publish an Event, it will show up in the Event tab in the Space that you posted it to.

On the Events list you'll also see an option to expand a calendar view that showcases all the Events in a single Space.

If you have the Event Global Feature enabled, then all of the Events that you or your member has access to, will appear in chronological order. There is also an option here to expand to a calendar view.

There are also tabs to view Nearby Events (Local Events nearby to the location saved in your profile), Past Events, and Your Events (the Events you've RSVP'd to).

Events in the calendar view will be color-coded according to the Space where the Event exists.

How Time Zones Display

When you set a start time and end time for an Event, you can include the time zone. For any Online Events you create, members will see the Event's time converted to their local time zone. For Local Events, you can indicate if the Event's time zone differs from the member's local time.

Managing Event RSVPs

If you choose to give members the option to RSVP for your Event, you have a few different options available for how to manage RSVPs, including the options to restrict the Event Link or close RSVPs. You can also message Event attendees based on their RSVP status and download a full list of RSVPs.

Event Reminder Notifications

Members who RSVP "Going" or "Maybe" to an Online Event will automatically receive a reminder notification 30 minutes before the Event is about to start. For Local Events, the reminder automatically gets sent 24 hours before the Event. For virtual events, Event reminders contain a link to the Event within Mighty Networks, but not a direct link to the event room (Zoom links, Crowdcast, etc.)

Event Ticketing

We are working on adding this and hope to have this feature in the early part of 2023.

Updated January 2023

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