Default dashboard locations

Set a default location for virtual events

Updated over a week ago

Default dashboard locations are a solution for organizations that promote many, many dashboards on a "national" account. Give this article a read if your organization promotes many dashboards, leading to supporters signing up outside of their district or region.

If you're interested in using this feature, reach out to your Client Success Manager or [email protected].

Mobilize automatically filters events based on the user's IP geolocation, ranking events closest to the user first. In rare cases, for national organizations that promote many dashboards at the district level, a user can see national events or events from a neighboring district before the locationless events hosted by their district's candidate.

To help guide volunteers to the right events, default dashboard locations will automatically apply to locationless events for feed ranking. To reduce confusion, it will not be visible on the event in the dashboard or public-facing event.

To set a default location for your dashboard:

  1. Go to the settings tab and scroll to the default location section

  2. Enter the default location for your organization

    • You can search for a specific location (first photo) or a general location to which a pin will be applied to (second photo)

3. After setting the fallback location for your dashboard, the coordinates will be applied to all events without locations.

  • If your dashboard already has events without locations, it may take up to 6 hours for the default location to apply to them

  • The location will not be visible to organizers while creating or editing an event

  • The location will not be visible to supporters signing up for events

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