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Like the name suggests, group events are events that are hosted by and associated with local groups. To create a group event, the user must be an organizer of their local group. Once they've been approved as an organizer, the user will see a link on the group page that allows them to create a new event.
Creating a Group Event
If the group organizer clicks to Organize an Event, they'll be brought to the new event form. The event creation process is the same as for other types of events. However, after publishing the event, the organizer will be asked if they'd like to send an invitation email to group members. Information about the event will be added to the email, but the organizer can also include a personalized message to group members.
Note: when the organizer clicks to Send the email, it will be added to the email moderation queue. Once the email is approved by an organization administrator, group members will be sent the event invitation.
When the event's moderation status is set to Good, it will be shown on the group's public pages.
RSVPing to a Group Event
The event page for a group event looks like all other event pages except that it includes a link back to the local group.
When a user RSVPs to a group event, if they're not already a member of the group, they'll be automatically subscribed to updates from the local group, including messages added to the group's forum. We notify users that they've been subscribed to the group in a second popup after they RSVP.
From there, they can choose a password to create a full account. They can also remove themselves from the group if they don't want to receive updates about group activity. Once they close the popup, they'll be returned to the event page where they can see their RSVP status and share the event on social media.