Below you'll find our guide to distributed organizing from a host user's perspective. Feel free to use this information in your own materials by inserting your organization name and URL and adding your branding.
Thanks for hosting an event for [Candidate]! You’re halfway there, all you need to do now is invite your friends and neighbors and log into Mobilize to manage your sign ups.
Use this guide to learn how to use the Mobilize tool to keep track of your event attendees.
Step 1: Logging in
Your dashboard is where you can edit event details, find contact information for event attendees, and add new signups!
Go to mobilize.us/dashboard/[organizationURL] and click Continue with Facebook to log in using your Facebook account, or click Get a magic link to log in using your email address.
If you choose to log in using your Facebook credentials, you will be automatically logged into the site.
If you choose to login using email, once your provide your email, check your email inbox and you will see an email from Mobilize. Just click Log in to MobilizeAmerica in the body of the email and you will be brought to your Dashboard!
Step 2: Managing attendees
Once your event has been approved by [Campaign name], it will be posted onto the organization’s event list located at events.mobilizeamerica.io/[organizationURL]. Supporters will then see your event and be able to sign up to attend when they search for actions in their area!
You can view a signup list and keep track of who is coming and who has cancelled from your Mobilize dashboard.
Once you’ve logged in, you will see your event listed in the Events tab. Click on your event and you will be brought to the event details page.
Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see Shifts and Signups. You can click on Export signups to download a CSV list of signups if you would like to have a copy.
Next, click on the event Time to view a full, manageable signup list. Here, you can see everyone who has signed up for your event. When someone signs up for the event, they are automatically marked as Registered.
This list includes folks who have accessed the link through the campaign website, an email or text from you, or a link shared by one of their Facebook friends.
Each signup receives an email (and SMS if they opt-in to that on the signup form) from Mobilize the day before the event, reminding them of the details and asking them to Confirm their attendance or Cancel. They also get your email and phone number in case they need to contact you.
Step 3: Recruiting for your event
Invite your friends, family and neighbors by emailing, texting and sharing your event on Facebook and Twitter
If you know a friend is coming to your event, make sure they sign up through your event link so that all your signups will be in one place! Once your event is approved, find the public link for your event in the event details page.
Your signup link will direct volunteers to a page where they can enter their information and sign up for the event, like this!