This month’s Meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. Organizers newsletter is dedicated to sharing the progress we’ve made together as a community and improvements to the tools we all use, as well as coming together to look ahead at what 2023 may hold.
Hint. Hint. State of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. watch parties are back!!!!
Meetup.com Updates & Tips
New from Meetup.com
Are you making the best out of the meetup.com app? Check out the following tips for an incredible organizer and member experience!
- Want to know how many attendees showed up after registering for your event? Try the Event Check-In Feature for Organizers!
- Watch the recording of the latest Meetup Product Team’s Meetup Live event for an overview of new Meetup features coming up
Meetup Tip of the Month for WordPress Local Leaders
As we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s a great time to survey your members to find out what they’ve enjoyed the most in 2022 and get ideas to bring even more engagement into the next year.
You can use the survey to ask them what they value the most out of the events, what topics they’d like to hear more about, feedback on ways to improve the community, and offer them the opportunity to get more involved.
There are many ways you can send an end of year survey to your Meetup group members. Here are three to consider:
- Start a group discussion
- Use the ‘Contact members’ tool
- Send an email to your group mailing list
Here’s a helpful list of the best free online survey tools.
Meetup Reactivation Progress
The WordPress Meetup Reactivation Project is well underway. In June, the reactivation project identified that 416 of our meetup groups were dormant.
Since then, 40 meetup global community members have joined as reactivation supporters. These amazing volunteers are reaching out directly to the organizers of each dormant meetup group, and through their efforts, 127 Meetups Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. have been reactivated!
If you are interested in learning more about the project, check out the latest updates on the project monthly post.
Need help to re-engage your community, or assistance in finding new ideas for your Meetup events? Reach out to the Meetup Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org!
State of the Word Watch Parties
It’s time to plan your meetup’s 2022 State of the Word watch party!
When: December 15, 2022, 6:00 p.m. UTC
How: The live stream will be embedded in this post and available through the
WordPress YouTube channel.
Gather together to look back on how WordPress has grown in 2022 and what is ahead for 2023. Stay updated as a group on the latest happenings in the WordPress world and have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Matt Mullenweg!
If you have a question to ask, you can either send it ahead of time to email@example.com or ask during the event in the live stream chat on YouTube.
Like last year, you can find information and templates in our handbook to help plan your watch party event. And if you’re meeting online, request a community zoom pro account for your online watch party right away!
- Is State of the Word happening at an odd hour in your timezone? Meet to watch the replay of the live stream at a date/time that is convenient for your group.
- Need swag for your in-person event? Fill out this form so that we can ship you some swag for your meetup group to celebrate! Request yours by November 30, 2022.
Even if a watch party isn’t right for your community, meetup organizers can help promote State of the Word by emailing your attendees about the event. Once again, we have some email templates that make it easier!
A special thank you to our Global Sponsors: Jetpack, WooCommerce, Bluehost, Nexcess, Weglot, and WordPress.com!
If you have any questions, Community Team deputies Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. are here to help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the #community-events Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow and support the WordPress community—let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!
See you online soon!
The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @mysweetcate @peiraisotta @bjmcsherry#community-team, #meetup-organizer-newsletter, #newsletter