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NOTE: For basic information about using events in Little Green Light, please view this LGL video. You can also read more about how to manage an LGL event step by step.
As with campaigns and funds, each gift you enter into your LGL account can also be assigned to an event. In addition, you can build custom lists of constituents to invite to your event.
To view, edit, and add new events, click on the Events link in the sub-navigation. This brings up a listing of all your events. From here, you can add new events, edit existing events, or delete any events that are no longer wanted.
Adding new events
To add a new event, click on the Add event button.
Now you can fill out the event form and save it. You can optionally assign an event to a campaign, in which case event assignments made during gift entry can be restricted by campaign. You can also assign an event type, which allows you to classify your events as courses or performances, or differentiate fundraising events from friend-raising events, for example. You can set up your event types in Settings > Menu items > Other menu items.
(The "Code" field above can be used to provide a unique short name, or code, for the event. An example might be if you have an event named "May 20XX Gala" you might have a code of "XXGALA". The code you create can be used in imports to match import data to the correct event. The code is optional.)
After this point, it will be available for use in gift entry and reporting on the Fundraising tab.
Editing and deleting events
As with campaigns, funds, and appeals, events can be edited or deleted from the Events page by clicking on the Edit or Delete icons next to each event name. If you delete an event, it will be hidden from view.
All events are active by default. You can make an event inactive by editing the event and deselecting the Active checkbox. Inactive events are still usable in gift querying and reporting but will no longer appear when you are entering new gifts. They will also no longer appear among the active events once this box is unchecked.
You have the ability to clone existing events and can choose to preserve the existing custom categories, attributes, and segments from the previous event. To clone an event, click on the name of the event and choose the Clone Event button located in the top-right corner of the page.
Now you can name your new even and choose to retain previous custom attributes, categories, and appeal segments. Then you can save your changes.
Viewing your event data in sortable columns
You can choose to view your event's attendees in a column view, which you can customize to show any event-related fields you want.
In the screenshot below, for example, we're showing RSVP status, attendance status, and meal choice for the event. Note that each of the available columns is sortable.
You can compare the new column view above to the previous (classic) view below. (NOTE: The giving information shown below is for the constituent overall, not just for the event.)
Keep in mind that when you view your event data in the Column view versus the Classic view, you'll see filter options that pertain only to the event, rather than to the constituent overall:
Adding constituents to events in bulk
It is possible to add constituent event invitations in bulk by searching for the records you want to update in either the event or the Constituents tab and then selecting the Add/edit event option from the Bulk Updates dropdown menu to add them, as shown here:
You can also select to bulk add data to any field in the event invitation:
The final step is to review and save your changes by clicking on Step 3: Review and save. Then click the Update records button to save the change: