Public/Private Feature for Events

We LOVE the new public/private option on opportunities, but also desperately need it on events! Because we work with so many corporate partners and non-corporate groups, we are constantly having to use advanced finds to make events (and formerly opportunities) private. The new public/private feature on opportunities has saved us a ton of headaches, and we'd love to see it on events as well.

Hi, Kristen! I'm so glad you love the new public/private option! We don't currently have plans to do the same with events, as we haven't received requests for such. I'll add it to our enhancements list for consideration. Often when we bring up an enhancement idea, we're asked for "use cases," so can you give me some examples of the types of events you would want to make private?

Thanks for the suggestion!

Hi. I was searching for a way to make an event private and ran across this thread.  We have several events that we would like to make private.  

Example, we have an invitation only dinner we would like to post and track responses through the system.  What is your suggestion?

Hi Letitia -


An option is to create a private need and send the need link out to the invitees.


Please be aware that the event will be treated like a need, since you're posting it as a need. That will include:

  • You have to pick an interest for the "need."

  • When users RSVP, they'll have to click "Respond," which could be a little misleading.

  • People who respond will get an email thanking them for volunteering.

  • Reporting will not be as accurate since it will include this event with all of the needs on the site.

I hope this helps!


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