Using Mobilize’s Distributed Organizing feature allows volunteers to create their own events and gives your organization the ability to set parameters and control quality of volunteer-created events. 

To learn more, see articles on setting up Distributed Organizing, Volunteer Dashboards and Volunteer Permissions.

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Once your
Distributed Organizing feature is set up, volunteers can start filling out the Host an Event page to create their own events. 

There are a few different ways volunteers can find the Host an Event page: 

  • Volunteers will see the Host an Event link in the top right hand corner of your public events feed.
  • Volunteers will also be prompted to host an event if they search for an event in your public events feed and get no results in their area.
  • You can also direct supporters to create volunteer-hosted events through an email or social push using your unique link: mobilize.us/{org_slug}/event/create 
  • **Note that you can now toggle your discoverability to Private, in your Distributed Organizing settings tab. This will only allow volunteers to find the Host an Event form via the link above.

Once volunteers arrive on the Host an Event form, they can fill out the fields with their event information, and hit submit. The event will automatically show up in the Events section of your Dashboard in the Awaiting Approvals tab.  

Events will not be published to your events feed without being reviewed and approved by an admin on your dashboard. The host will get an email notifying them when their event has been approved or declined.

Volunteers can also manage their event once it is approved. To learn about volunteer user permissions and how volunteers can use the dashboard, click here.

To learn how to approve and decline events, click here.

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