The new system allows Restarters to be associated with a particular group. As a host, seeing who are members of your group is helpful in organising events. You can send out invitations to the members of your group inviting them to RSVP and let you know they are coming. As a host the attendance list is useful in knowing how many volunteers plan to come to your event. As a volunteer it’s useful to know what events you have coming up.
In order to get members in your group, you can invite people to join a group. If you are a host, this might be people that have expressed an interest and given you their email address. If might also be a volunteer that attended an event - you can record the fact that they attended your event and send out an invitation to join the group at the same time.
When a person receives an email invitation to join a group, then click on the link in order to join. If they are not already registered on the platform, they will be taken through the registration process and added to the group when finished. If they are already a member, they will be added to the group.
When a person is invited to join an event, they will receive an email. If they already have an account on the platform, they will be automatically RSVPed to the event when they click on the link in the email. If they are not already a member, they will be taken to view the event and given the option to create an account - they might not want to do so until after they’ve attended.
Overall, having volunteers associated to events should help in the planning and organising of events.
Let us know how you get on with this feature and what improvements we could make.