Members who organize activities on Stitch get to choose between three event types when creating an activity:
Public (or "Open") events
Full Members Only events
Organizers of Private groups can also create Private events.
This article outlines the differences between each type of event, and when you might choose one type or another.
Regular events are for Full members, plus new members who want to come along and see what Stitch is all about before they decide to join. Limited members can attend up to 3 regular events before they need to become a Full member.
Full members can create an unlimited number of Regular events & activities.
Limited members can create Regular events if they live in a location where there is little or no activity in their Stitch Community.
Public (or "Open") events are for all members of Stitch, both Public and Full.
If you want to maximize the number of people who can join your event, then opening your group to all members of Stitch by hosting a Public event can be a good idea.
Community Standard and Community Manager members can create Public events & activities.
Community Basic and Limited members cannot create Public events.
Full Members Only events
Full Members Only events are restricted to Full members of Stitch.
Many members create member-only events as they find Full members are more likely to attend their events, respond to messages, and be an active member of the community.
Event organizers sometimes choose to create a member-only event when their event has a limited number of attendees, or they don't want to spend time explaining Stitch to new members or helping them get verified.
Member-only events only allow members who support the community financially (with our very small membership fee!) can attend, which in turn helps ensure Stitch is able to keep running.
Full members can create an unlimited number of Full Members Only events. Limited members can create Full Members Only events if they live in a location where there is little or no activity in their Stitch Community.
Events may also be created as Private, by creating the event within a Private Group.
Only members of the Private Group will be notified of the event and be able to see the event listed on Stitch.
Learn more about Private Groups here.
What type of events can I create?
Your ability to create different types of events depends on your membership level. The table below outlines which types of events each level of membership can create:
(1): Limited members can only create in-person Regular events if there are no upcoming events within 5km/3mi of their location. They can only create a virtual Regular event if one doesn't already exist within 50km/31mi of their location.
(2): Limited members can only create in-person Full Members Only events if there are no upcoming events within 5km/3mi of their location. They can only create a virtual Full Members Only event if one doesn't already exist within 50km/31mi of their location.
(3): Community Standard members can schedule 1 upcoming local Public event, either in-person or virtual, regardless of whether any Public events are already scheduled by other members. They can also schedule a virtual Public event for their state or country if one doesn't already exist.
(4): Community Managers can schedule 4 upcoming local events, either in-person or virtual. They can also schedule a virtual Public event for their state or country if one doesn't already exist.