From private parties to organized trips over school breaks, you can organize and publicize any event using Facebook. As a social utility and networking Web site, Facebook makes a great platform for hosting and building your events.
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Things you need
- Idea for a great event
- Facebook account
- Computer with Internet access
Log in to the Facebook home page with the email address and password that you registered with (see Resources below).
Select "My Events" from the navigation menu. You will be taken to a page with all the events you are currently planning to attend.
Hit the "Create Event" button.
Fill in all the details about your event, including the time and place. You can always edit these later, but try to get as much detail in as you can initially.
Choose the level of access to your event. If the event is open, anyone can see the details and add himself or herself to the guest list. If the event is closed, only the time and description is shown to uninvited guests. Facebook users can request to be added to the guest list for complete event info. A secret event will not appear in search results and will only be viewable by those people you invite.
Click "Create Event" to complete your event details.
Upload a photo that represents the event. Use the browse feature to find a photo on your hard drive to upload.
Invite guests. Select your friends on Facebook and other users to attend your event. You can even send emails to people not on Facebook. After you invite people, you are done creating your event.
Tips and warnings
- Import your address book from your free email provider or mail software to easily send invites to everyone you know.
- Go to "My Events" at any time to see the status of your party. Check on who has RSVP'd and who isn't attending.
- Facebook is a great way to spread the work about a worthy cause. Create group for your special cause and have your group host a fundraising event.
- Visit customer support if the event you create does not show up properly in searches (see Resources below).
- If you are creating an open event, do not put your home address as the location. With open events, anyone can see the details, including location of the event. Personal data like phone numbers and addresses should be kept private.