What are tags and how are they used?

Tags specify information 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.

When you filter an event feed by tags, it creates a unique URL that you can use in your digital channels—a simple way to recruit targeted audiences for specific events.

Volunteers can also see the tags associated with an event on its sign-up page. Tags are clickable and link back to the event feed, filtered by the selected tag.

What tags are available?

Tags currently available: 

  • Spanish language event

  • Student event

How to add tags to events:

When creating or editing an event, you'll see a new form field labeled "Tags." By typing in the field or clicking the dropdown arrow, you can select tags from the full list that exist on the site. You can use as many tags as you want.

To remove tags, click the "X" next to the name.

How do tags work with integrations?

Tags integrate with most of our primary integrations:

  • VAN: MobilizeAmerica 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.

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