Congratulations on your newly active Meetup Pro account! Here are some tips to get started on the right foot.
Start small. Identify a pilot city (or cities) where you will launch your program. You should choose a city where you have a receptive audience and a local leader on the ground.
Be prepared to hit the ground running. Plan your first couple of events so that you can keep the group active and engaged while you plan for growth. Events have the best chance of succeeding when events are scheduled early and often.
Brand your Meetup network. Writing a strong group description is critical, as is creating a consistent look and feel across your network. Meetup Pro allows you to create an appearance that is true to your organization both on an individual group level and the network level.
Plan for future growth. Identify additional cities and start the search for local leaders.
To start a group, login to your Meetup Pro admin (www.meetup.com/pro) and head to the 'Groups' tab from the left navigation bar. At the top right, click ‘···Groups’ and select ‘Start new group’ from the drop down menu and follow the prompts. After you write your description, your new group will be reviewed by our community team. Once approved, it will be announced on our network. Be sure to schedule your first event as soon as possible in order to capitalize on the heightened attention!