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.

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I would definitely love the private option for events as well.

Hi Theresa and Patrice,

I appreciate you both taking the time to share your support for this suggestion. I have added both of your thoughts to our existing notes which can be considered during one of our upcoming team enhancement meetings. 

Additionally, I appreciate you sharing your idea, Gina. It is always great to see Site Admins sharing information with each other and coming up with clever strategies to achieve their goals!

Thanks again to all of you for reaching out with your thoughts and I will be happy to provide updates here with any information about this suggestion moving forward. 

With gratitude, 

Jeff Rodell (He/Him)

Client Onboarding Specialist

Galaxy Digital

We are just starting to explore the use of the events feature. As echoed above though it is limiting that it cannot be made private. It seems like it would be more streamline for party and training tracking than making an opportunity. But very few of the events that we do are open to the public. 

We would love to see this feature developed. If you have multiple user groups associated with your organization with targeted events then the Events feature is somewhat useless. I recently wanted to use the Event section of Galaxy to create the invite for our annual appreciation dinner for one of our user groups. I could not because all users would be invited. 

Any chance this is going to happen anytime soon?

We would love to be able to use the Events feature however, without the private option we can rarely utilize it.

Would love the option of private events for selected users. Thanks! -Tony

Definitely a feature we would like for a volunteer recognition event for internal programs, so not open to the public. I hate to have to send them to a google form rather than track them on our site and see how many attend etc. We can invite them by the number of hours tracked in the system, which would give them the incentive to use the software portal more and log their hours.

One of the work-arounds we have found for "private" events is to only use the event feature for our organization. When we were given the opportunity to turn off the event feature for our agencies on the portal a few years ago (which the agencies seldom used), we kept the feature only for our organization (that we access as the site managers). That way, none of our events are in the site's navigation and are only seen if we share a link to all of the events or a single event. We also, when posting an event, toggle off our events so they are not shared on the university and state-wide portals that our hub feeds into. Just passing that along if it helps anyone else.  - Gina, HOI United Way 

Hi Camille and Thelma,

Thank you for taking the time to check up on this enhancement request! 

At this time, we have not implemented an option to make Events private or that allows Events to be shared only with a specific User Group. For now, our recommendation is to utilize Opportunities in order to take advantage of privacy and user group features! If you have questions about how to best utilize Opportunities for your specific goals, please contact for further guidance.

We are always looking for opportunities to improve the software for our clients, so please keep an eye out for future enhancements!

All the best,


did this ever come about, because I'd love to have a feature to make an event private as well?

Is this option available? I would like to create an event for volunteers to RSVP.  It would be private and directed towards a user group.

We would like to have the option for private events also, for training sessions and such. Please consider making this an option! 

Hi Tara, 

Thank you for adding your support to this suggestion! I'll make sure that Development knows that another admin is in favor of this enhancement. 

Have a great weekend!

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!

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