Many organisations deal with recurring events such as courses, weekly clubs/groups and so on. While Civi deals well with one-off events, it can't easily handle recurring events. The core of this feature is the ability to handle more complex events. The overarching term ‘recurring events’ includes several different scenarios:
- An event with multiple sessions such as a 10 week training course for which someone registers only once
A genuinely recurring event – like a youth club, class or our running club. Set it up once and it can run each week or you can block out times (eg no class in the school holidays)
A repeating event - such as a thank you event for donors which runs on 3 different evenings and people choose to attend just one
This campaign will also enable organisations to record attendance for their Civi groups. Groups are a key indicator of engagement for many organisations and tracking their attendance opens up many possibilities. Reporting may indicate which groups are thriving; which leaders are effective; which marketing campaign has been successful and so on.
Thanks to funding from Zing the dream is now a reality, we'll be covering how you can manage your recurring event from within CiviCRM.