Creating an event page will allow you to promote your event, manage signups for your event, send out reminders and private information, and collect feedback from your attendees.
Click here to create your event.
Creating Your Event
Event Title: Please include the type of event, your first name and your town and state. (example: Phone Bank to turn Florida Blue, hosted by Julia from Arlington MA).
Event Type: Choosing the appropriate event type (Phonebank, Letter Writing, etc). Mobilize will not promote events without an event type.
Event Description: This is the description of the event that appears on the event sign up page. Please make sure to add your name, contact info, and the name of your group to the Event Description.
Location: Select In-Person event for a postcard-distribution or you may receive RSVP’s from over-eager out-of-state volunteers. Enter the full address and click “Only Attendees Can See this Location.”
If you select a virtual event, enter the zip code under Event Location.
- Public events: Will be promoted on the main Indivisible Mobilize page and website MAP
- Private events: volunteers must have the link to sign up for the event.
Event Logistics & Accessibility
Event Contact Phone (not shown to Attendees)
Additional information for attendees:
Add your pickup location, phone bank link, a script, training video, best practices document, or other information for your volunteers.
For a postcard/letter pickup, you can use the following message, which will be inserted into mail sent to attendees:
Please pick up packets from Your Address (insert any additional directions that may be helpful to volunteers)
Pickup Times: You may pick up your packets at any time between _ and _
Payment method: Please pay with check or Venmo. Make checks payable to Your Name, or Venmo at @Your_Name
Here’s the message your attendees will receive:
Hi Name —
Thanks for signing up for Event Name on Date
Here are the details of your event:
What: Event Name
Contact: Host Name, Host Number
[The text you typed above will be inserted here.]
Looking forward to having you! P.S. If you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel.
Special Questions and Custom Photos
If you would like to ask your guests a question, such as how many postcard packets they wish to pick up, you can add the question after you click “Host this Event.” Just edit the event and find the option to add a custom field. See Edit Event, below.
Alternatively, you can ask guests to register twice. See “Other Options” below.
You can also change the photo for your event. Our recommended size is 1200x630px (or check that the thumbnail looks okay).
NB. You need a user account with Organizer permissions to make these changes. If you would like to upgrade your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Options to List in Your Event Description
Here is a sample event description from Swing Left Rhode Island.
About this event
We CAN hold onto our majorities in the House and Senate in 2022 — but not without your help. The midterms are closer than they appear. NOW is the time to encourage as many folks in key states to register to vote.
How this event works
- The is a contactless “pick-up at a location on the East Side of Providence” event at 273 Morris Avenue.
- On event day, pick up your packet(s) of postcards to write from home.
- Postcards should be written and mailed within one week of pick up, or by the date specified on the instruction sheet.
- Each packet will contain instructions, postcards, addresses, and––while supplies last––40 cent stamps!
The Small Print
- If you would like two packs of postcards, register twice. Be sure you have the time/volunteers to write as many as you reserve. Quantities are limited.
- CANCELLATION POLICY: To cancel, use Mobilize or email email@example.com. Please be considerate and give as much adequate notice.
- MEMBERSHIP: To become a member of Indivisible X, visit www.indivisiblex!
Thank you, as always, for doing your part to preserve our democracy!
-John and the team at Indivisible X!
Your Event dashboard lists all of your events. Past events are on their own tab. Using the blue buttons at the top, you can email all the past attendees of your events or create a new event.
If you can’t see these buttons, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an upgrade to your account.
Edit Your Event
You can change anything that appears on your RSVP page – edit the description, change the address or time, change the maximum attendees, etc. Just go to your Event dashboard, find your event, then click on the black triangle at the right end of the row and select “Edit even my t” from the pop-up menu. After you have edited your event, save it by clicking “Submit” at the bottom of your event description.
If you change the time or date of the event, those changes will be reflected on the public calendars.
View Signups and Add Attendees
From the Event Dashboard, click View Signups. This takes you to the Shift Details screen.
To manually add attendees — either people who respond by phone or email, or who simply show up — click the + New Attendee button, and type in their contact information.
Email Your Attendees
You can easily send an email to people who have signed up for your event. You can also email attendees of past events.
Email Attendees from a Single Event:
From the Event dashboard, click the title of the event. On the next screen, click the Email Attendees button (top right). Compose and send your email. You will get a copy of the email you send.
Email Attendees of All Your Past Events
You can send an email to everyone who attended a past event that you hosted. (Your attendees can choose to unsubscribe from these emails.) You can do this from the Event Dashboard. See the Event Dashboard section above.
Email Attendees from a Single Shift of a Multi-Shift Event:
From the Event dashboard, click the title of the event. Scroll down to Shifts and Signups. Select a shift. On the next screen, click the Email Attendees button (Under Supporters). Compose and send your email. You will get a copy of the email you send.
Export Registration and Attendee Information
If you use Mailchimp or other bulk email software, you can add your attendees to your email list.
- Go to your Event Dashboard and click Past to get to a list of your events that have already taken place.
- Click the event title to get to the Event Detail Page
- Scroll all the way to the Shifts and Signups section at the bottom and click the Export signups button
- Mobilize will send you a link to the list. It expires in 24 hours.
Creating a Custom Event on Mobilize
If you would like to create your own event, we’ve made it easy for you. Just go here.
Making Pledges, Interest Forms, and Anytime Online Actions
To make either a pledge, interest form, or online action, simply choose that option after clicking “create an event” and fill in the relevant fields! You can find more information on these here.
Upgrading Your Account
If you would like to create a different type of event or action, you will need an organizer account. Contact the support team at email@example.com.
Using Zoom Breakout Rooms
See Joel Silberman’s excellent guide here.