Members to be able to submit events
Not supported, only administrators can create events.
Members have the ability to submit simple events which can be approved by administrators.
Even though it is not a direct implementation, I hope this could be helpful:
We just launched integration with Integromat platform, which helps to build automated workflows. We also provide several templates for quick start, and one of them allows to copy google calendar events into WA events. So if you share a google calendar for events submission, then the scenario could copy submitted events into your Wild Apricot account.
You can try this integration by this link https://www.integromat.com/en/integration/2275-copy-google-calendar-into-wild-apricot-events
Sally Gilbert commented
it would be great to have a form embedded in Wild Apricot that would allow our members to submit proposals for events they would offer.
Adding my voice to the mix that this get higher priority.
I was under the impression before agreeing to Wild Apricot that this was an available functionality.
Our members are therapists, and they run groups and events for their clients. It's a member benefit to be able to list them in their directory listing, which ideally would synch up with a composite public calendar of all member groups / events. Admin could add in non-member yet pertinent events to the calendar.
Curious what people are using in the meantime ~ Google calendars are so limited ~ can't even put a hyperlink in a listing....
Thanks for continuing to improve it.
It would be nice if members with access can create events.
We use the # of comments and thread ratings (stars) as an approximation of the priority - however then we have to reconcile it against what we are seeing in support and customer feedback surveys.
Gary C commented
Please add me to the list of people that feel this is a very important feature. The functionality, as documented here http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8825554-members-to-be-able-to-submit-events-3764 , would work perfectly.
[quote user="Chief_Apricot"]Hi Jessie - sorry, we are not likely to tackle this feature in 2011.[/quote]
That's disappointing, especially since it was stated almost two years ago http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8825554-members-to-be-able-to-submit-events-3764 that it would be implemented mid 2010, at the latest.
Is the prioritization process documented anywhere? I understand that you can use these threads to get a sense of how important each feature request is, but how do you gauge how we would prioritize each of these features against each other? There are features that have been delivered over the last year that, personally, I would not have prioritized higher than this one.
Have you considered using some kind of stack-ranking system that your customers could use to communicate relative priority of feature requests? I recognize that the features may vary greatly in effort to implement, and that you have other constraints such as development resource expertise, which also influence priority. However, such a system could help define the workstream, provide visibility into the process, and alleviate some of the frustration that I'm sure customers on this thread are feeling.
Hi Jessie - sorry, we are not likely to tackle this feature in 2011.
Jessie Seymour Perkins commented
I'm a new user and am also interested in being able to have our members add events. Is there any news on this front since the last post?
Thanks - otherwise I love the product and looking forward to learning more about it.
There were no resources to do it in 4.0 - it was a major effort to redesign the financial management aspect so unfortunately other features had to be delayed.
Paul at PEN commented
Can I ask why not? This is obviously an important issue for a lot of people. It has been in demand for years and you said you had the system basically designed and that it would be included in 3.4 or 3.5 in early 2010.
See http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Release+history for links to pages listing all key changes in version 4.0
Paul at PEN commented
Is this scheduled for v4.0?
Gordon Stewart commented
I too would love to see this feature. Giuliano's description of the design from last January would work just fine for us.
Scott, this sound a pretty unique requirement so we would not include it in our original scope, sorry.
While I just found this thread I want to throw another option in for possible consideration.
I would like all of the above but for our organization, I use the calendar for training scheduling and would like to have the option to add a payment to the events added.
In other words, when a member adds an event they also either have to have a voucher (preassigned) for free/included training, or they have to pay a specified amount per hour.
Im hopefull that might be possible as this would make our training scheduling so much more simplified if members could view the calendar, see an open time slot and simply sign up and pay as needed.
Thanks for your consideration. - Scott
I'd like to reply to the thread, that what's being discussed is important for our organization as well.
It's a benefit for the members of our association to advertise their events. Once they have submitted the event information for approval, we'd like to 'approve' that for view on our website. While development time and details are necessary, even being able to create a simple form for submission to an administrator, or certain group of members for approval, would be a BIG step in the right direction. As I read the information now, I must use another service in order to create a simple form for our WA site, which doesn't make much sense to me.
Please include our vote for the critical importance of this ability for WA sites and organizations.
For what it's worth, I think it would be a great first step.
While it might be nice to allow members to edit their posted events, It would not be a big deal for the admin to post changes on their behalf.
Thanks for your post, sorry it took me some time to get to this.
So far our thinking is that once event is posted, member cannot edit it - all further management/coordination would have to be done by administrators. (Otherwise, we are talking about members getting involved in a pretty complex event management process etc.)
Do you think this is a reasonable first step? Do you frequently have events which should be edited/managed by submitting members?
(The search by zip code proximity is a separate issue - we currently have nothing of sorts, you might want to start a new thread)
@wmorrison - interesting point. So the question is: Are we talking about
1) External events that somebody else is putting up and members are recommending to other members
2) Event suggestions - events that members suggest your organization should put up.
My current thinking for now is focused on 1). Also, for practical purposes, solving 2) requires a whole another layer of collaboration.
I would appreciate input from other readers.
We currenty use calendars for two general types of events.
1.Events hosted by us (Digital Nova Scotia) where we use the full capacity of the events module for registration and ticket purchasing.
2.Events hosted by others where we are simply using the calendar as a list of events which may be of interest to our members or are actually hosted by the members themselves. No registration or ecommerce is used in this type of event
In our particular case we would only allow members to post events in case 2. We would also require that events posted by members be approved by an admin. This could be as simple as not allowing the member to make it visible. The admin could be notified when a new event is posted by a member and then the admin could choose to make it visible or delete it.
We should be able to select which membeship levels are allowed to post events to a particular calendar.
Our members are playwrights, directors, dramaturgs- theater people. We currently have events posted that are all over the country, and we have over 1000 members. As the calendar gains in popularuty, we would love to not do all the data entry for these events. Because the calendar is publicly viewable, and only members can post events, this is a big member benefit to them to promote their event. This is how I'd like to see this function:
Members enter events with specific required data (customizable by organization maybe?).
Admin gets an email to approve or reject event
Event gets posted or email goes back to user with explanation of why. This would be automated, and admin could type reason for rejection into email text.
Same member can edit his or her event and then ask for approval again. Members can only edit events that they posted themselves.
Calendar is searchable by zip code proximity (search within 5,10, 15 miles...) or by city, host name (or theater company in our case).
Events without payment might be allowed to have registration functions, but that is not very necessary for us.
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