It's simple to add events to your Guild groups.

Events and community go together naturally - community adds value to your events which in turn help improve community engagement.

Events can increase engagement in your community when your members meet up in real life

Even if you’re not running your own events, signposting relevant events for your community is a useful part of community management and is valuable for your community members.

For all these reasons we have an events feature in Guild.

It’s quick and easy to use - here’s a video and step by step guide to get started.




Who can add event listings on your Guild community?

Events are available to all Guild group members to view, but you can only add or edit events if you’re a host, moderator or admin.

Head to your community home screen and you’ll see the 'events' button in the banner at the top. Clicking on this will take you through to the calendar.

To list an event, click the 'create new event' button on the right hand side and complete the details.

How to create a new event in your community on Guild
Guild hosts, moderators and admins can add events to Guild groups and communities. Here's an example of an events listing from the Guild Community Collective.




How to add details of your event

You can fill in your event name, start and finish date, time zone, location, a description of the event and a URL. Add as much detail as you can to help your community understand if the event is for them.

There's a separate field for a clickable link. You can use this to send your members to a registration page, a website with further information or directly to a conferencing platform like Zoom.

Once you’re ready to publish the event you can decide whether you want to use your 'visibility boost'.

This will email details of your event to your members, as well as adding it to the events section.

Once you’re ready, click the create button to publish.

You can use Visibility Boost to email your community when you create a new event listing
You can use Visibility Boost to email your community when you create a new event listing.




How to edit, delete or share your event

If you need to edit your event details, copy a link to share the event listing or delete an event it's simple.

Go back to the events calendar in your community and select any of your events. Click the three dots on the top right, and edit the details, copy a link to share, or delete an event.

Click on the three dots menu on any event to edit, copy a link or delete
Click on the three dots menu on any event to edit, delete or copy a link for sharing.



Your events archive and event recordings

Past events stay in your calendar unless you delete them. They will be greyed out and beneath upcoming events.

You can still edit past events. For example, you may wish to use the events listings as a useful resource to linking back to recording of a sessions or event summary blog posts.

This can be useful as your community grows. Your events section could become a reference area for new members to catch up on events they’ve missed and know what to expect from your community in the future.

Share recordings and other resources by editing your older events listings
Share recordings from your events and other useful resources by editing your older events listings on your Guild group/community/network.


Here are some extra tips for combining additional Guild features to make your events a success:


Use the Video Room to run events on your Guild group

If you have a Business Plan you can also run events and meet-ups using the Video Room in your Guild community.

Only members of your community will be able to access the Video Room. So maximise attendance by combining it with the event listing feature and the 'visibility boost'.  

The Video Room feature on Guild makes it easy to run live virtual events for your community
The Video Room feature on Guild makes it easy to run live virtual events for your community



Use polls to power your events

Involve your Guild community and power up your events by using a Poll on your Guild group/community/network.

For example, you could ask your community members to vote on their preferred event topics, favourite speakers and much more.

Use the poll feature on Guild to engage your community in planning events
Use the poll feature on Guild to engage your community in planning events



Highlight your AMAs on your Guild group

The events calendar is also a good way to highlight AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions on your Guild group.

AMAs are extremely popular event formats in communities on Guild. They are a great way to engage your community members, introduce experts and provide value to all.

Highlight an AMA using the events calendar in your community (example courtesy of the Ecommerce Marketing Leaders community on Guild)
Highlight an AMA using the events calendar in your community (example of good practice in running AMAs courtesy of the Ecommerce Marketing Leaders community on Guild)


Collaborate with fellow events professionals


If you’re an events organiser, join the free community for events professional CREO. 1,200+ events professionals share experiences, insights, learnings, recommended technology/suppliers and useful contacts.

Share expertise and pick up tips from event experts and peers.



More events resources on Guild

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CommsHero superpowers virtual events community

How to make your event diverse and inclusive with DICE


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