How can I create a private event?

When you a publish an event, anyone can sign up and come to help out. When you create a private event, it will show up on the app to anyone who you have established as part of your organization. Creating a private event is a great way to track your volunteer hours, increase engagement, and remind your volunteers of upcoming events with push notifications.

How to Make this Happen:

  1. When you create an event (Need help with this? Click here), choose from the drop-down box if you want your event to be public or private.

  2. Then choose the privacy level. You have the option to make an event private for all volunteers in your organization (See the “Internal” tag on your “Volunteers” page), or private for a specific group. Hint: You need to have the group already created by this step. For more information on creating a group, click here.

  3. The event will be shown to all the members on the group on their app. To let them know the event is ready for them to sign up, send the group an email or text with the sharable link.

  4. You’ll know the event is private by the tag in the upper right hand corner of the event.

POINTer: When an event is created for a private group, it will show up at the top of the users in that group POINT app under a little section called “Just For You”, so your events are front and center!

Need help? Have any questions? Let us know at support@pointapp.org.

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