Copy an Event

September 2, 2019 Tips & Tricks

Problem: Events take a long time to set up.

You spent a ton of time getting the instructions, settings, structure, slot times, reminders, thank you emails set up for an event.  Now you want to set up this same or a very similar event for next week.

Solution: Re-use your work from the last event.

When you copy an event, you copy its structure and settings by default.  When you supply a new event start date, all of the event’s dates (end date, signup start, individual slot dates) are all adjusted relative to the new start date.

Copying an event is easy:

  1. In the left sidebar of the Events section, select the event you wish to copy.
  2. Click the Copy button at the top of the event list or select the Re-Use button in the Details tab. (Hint: they both do the same thing.)
  3. In the New Copy dialog box, modify the Event Name, Unique ID, and Start Date as needed.
  4. Select if you want to copy the administrators and reminders/thank-you emails and if you want to copy the confirmed participants or not. (There are a few special circumstances in which you may want to copy over the volunteers.)
  5. Click OK. Edit your new event as needed, and then click Save.
  6. Voilà! You have a new, fully configured event.

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