Events

You can set up events for your community and sell tickets that go straight to your Collective budget.

Create an Event

Log in to your Collective and scroll down to the Events section. Click on the "Create event" button.

  • Template: if it's your first event, select no template. If you want to copy a previous event, select it.

  • URL: the online address your event will have - very important so you don't get a 404 error.

  • Name of the event

  • Description: purpose, schedule, etc

  • Start date & time

  • End date & time

  • Location: the address will load a map

Tickets & Pricing

You can create several kinds of tickets.

  • Type (backers, sponsor, or ticket)

  • Name (eg, gold sponsor, free ticket, donation, etc)

  • Description (what the ticket includes or who it's for)

  • Amount (price) can be free or you can charge

You can add more tickets with the "add another ticket" button.

Add Images

You'll need to host your image somewhere and link to it with markdown syntax. Use this Markdown cheatsheet if you're not sure how. The basic format is:

![](https://img.url)

The size of the image should be 750 px wide max.

Finally, click the "CREATE EVENT" button.

Edit or Delete an Event

  1. Log in to your Collective

  2. Click on the events tab

  3. Click on the name of the event

  4. Click "EDIT" on the event page

You will now be able to edit your event.

To delete, scroll down to the bottom and click "delete event".

I can't see my event listed or get a 404 error

You probably forgot to set the URL field when creating the event. Just write to us at support@opencollective.com and we will fix it. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you—we are working on improving this.

Email Attendees

If you want to email your event's attendees, you can do it in two different ways:

  1. Login to your Collective, go to the event, and under registered people you should see the option for emailing.

  2. Send an email to $event@$collective.opencollective.com to reach out to all people who RSVPed ($event = the name of your event, $collective = the name of your collective).