Tips for Posting Events for your Students
POINT makes it as easy as it should be for your students to do more good at your school. When you post an event on the POINT dashboard, your students see it on the POINT app.
If you want to kick your game up a notch, it’s the high quality, informative posts that’ll draw the most people in. We know it’s easier said than done, so here are a few tips to make sure you include the details that make a difference.
When you create an event on POINT, the image goes front and center. We call it the event header image. It’s helpful to use a picture of people instead of using logos or text. If you don’t have a picture of students, stock photos work great! (You can find free high-quality stock images on Unsplash.)
Start the event with a verb. Instead of “Men’s Community Dinner” try “Support homeless men by serving dinner”.
We recommend 2-hour events. If you have a long day planned, you can create shifts!
Share your event with your students to get the word out! Learn how here.
Don’t forget to check in your student volunteers at the beginning of the event! Remember, if you don’t manually check out students, POINT calculates their hours to match the length of the event or shift they signed up for.
POINTer: If you don’t make your event private to just your students, anyone in your city with the app can show up. Make sure you check the event privacy settings!