What are tags and how are they used?
Tags specify information or themes about an event other than the type of activity or hosting organization. With tags, organizers can better categorize their events, and volunteers can filter event feeds by the labels most important to them.
You can find tags linked and interspersed throughout different parts of your organization's event feed.
When you filter your organization's event feed by tag(s), it creates a unique URL that you can use in targeted volunteer recruitment.
Volunteers can also see the tag(s) associated with an event on its sign-up page. Tags are clickable and will redirect you back to the event feed as a filtered page.
How to add tags to events
Note: Tags are case-sensitive!
When creating or editing an event, you'll see a form field titled Tags (optional). By clicking in the field you can select or search for tags from your organization's full list. Alternatively, If you want to create a tag that doesn't exist yet, simply type it in and hit Enter or Return on your keyboard.
When adding tags, you will be able to see all tags used across the Mobilize platform. However, the event tags used most by your organization will appear at the top of your list. Since all tags are visible to all dashboards, it is not possible to delete a tag.
To remove tags, click the "X" next to it.
How do tags work with integrations?
Tags integrate with most of our primary integrations:
VAN: Mobilize event tags map directly to the tags field in VAN.
ActionKit: We store tags as a string (ie “Spanish Language Event|Student Event”) in a custom field in ActionKit, called event_tag.
CSV Export: Tags are included in CSV exports of events.
Public API: Events include information about what tags have been applied to them. Users can also filter by tag when they query for events.
SQL Mirror: The event_tags view has information about what tags have been applied to events. Only tags for events owned or promoted by the organization are included.