There’s no doubt you’ve put a lot of work into building your Meetup group communities. If you’re ready to take a break from organizing Meetups, it’s best to have someone ready to fill your shoes, though it’s not required.
There are two ways to step down from your organizer role:
- Step down and nominate a member to take over the Meetup
- Step down completely
Your Meetup ship won’t steer itself, which is why we strongly encourage you to nominate someone from your leadership team or another group member to take the helm. If you don’t nominate a new organizer, there’s no guarantee anyone will step up, or that whoever does will be the best person to continue what you started.
When you’re ready to step down as organizer:
- Go to your Meetup's home page
- Click Manage group
- Select Step down as organizer from the drop-down options
To nominate another member to take over your Meetup:
- Select the member you want to nominate from the suggested list (if you can’t find them, try searching for their username)
- Select Next. We’ll notify the member you nominate via email, but you will remain the group’s organizer until they accepts the nomination
If the member declines your nomination, we encourage you to nominate another member using the same process, until a member accepts the role. Or, if you prefer, you can step down completely to remove yourself as organizer.
To step down completely without nominating a new organizer:
- De-select any members that are selected
- Select Skip and choose a reason on the following page
- Select Next, and then Continue
- Choose Yes, I want to step down.
We will remove you immediately as organizer, and it will be up to someone else in the group to take on the open role.
What happens next?
We’ll notify co-organizers and assistant organizers, if there are any, of your departure, giving them first dibs on the role of organizer. If you don’t have a leadership team, or if nobody from your leadership team takes on the organizer role, we’ll extend the invitation to all group members. Your Meetup group will stay open under its new organizer.
If nobody volunteers, we’ll freeze your Meetup. New members won’t be able to join, and your current members won’t be able to communicate with one another. If after 14 days, no one steps up as organizer, we’ll close your Meetup group, permanently removing all of its content, including photos, discussions, and past Meetups.