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GitHub - freeCodeCamp/chapter: A self-hosted event management tool for nonprofits
After several years of being dissatisfied with existing group event tools (Meetup, Facebook events) we decided to build our own.
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5 days ago by jasonsamuels
WeWork is desperately squeezing cash out of Meetup.com by taxing 225,000 communities • FreeCodeCamp
Quincy Larson, founder of FreeCodeCamp:
<p>Last night Meetup.com quietly rolled out a new pricing structure.

Effective "October", Meetup is reducing the amount of money event organizers have to pay each month from $20 per month to $2 a month.

Wow - that sounds great. Group organizers don't have to pay as much? So why is everyone so mad? Well, Meetup is also adding a new $2 fee every time a person RSVPs for a meetup. Every. Single. Time.

Let's do some quick math. Before, it cost a group of people $20 per month to use Meetup.com to organize their events. With this new pricing, let's assume you have a medium-sized meetup group that meets once a week and has 30 RSVPs each time. The group's total collective Meetup.com fees will now go from $20 per month to: ($2 * 30 RSVPs * 4 events per month) = $240

Oh, wait - I forgot to add that Meetup.com will still charge group organizers $2 per month on top of this. So $242. That's a 1,210% increase in cost.</p>


Estimated number of groups: 225,000. WeWork bought Meetup in 2017 for an estimated $200m. Going premium like this will probably kill 90% of those groups, but that's 22,000 generating $240 every time they have a meetup.

Larson reckons it's going to turn into a wasteland very soon.
meetup  wework 
5 days ago by charlesarthur
A list of Meetup.com alternatives - Nicolas Goutay (@phacks)’s blog
Meetup.com just announced that they are changing their business model, and will be imposing a $2 fee on attendees for each event.
meetup  apps  tools 
5 days ago by callthepolice
Deborah Edwards-Onoro on Twitter: "@thebillygregory @Meetup Take a look at @GetTogetherComm , a free open-source alternative to Meetup. I've been using @Eventbrite for our West Metro Detroit WordPress group, which helps with discoverability and integrates
(Another potential alternative to Meetup?)

“Take a look at @GetTogetherComm, a free open-source alternative to Meetup. I’ve been using
“@Eventbrite for our West Metro Detroit WordPress group, which helps with discoverability and integrates with other platforms. As @vavroom mentioned, not without issues.”
meetup  redcrew  twitter  2019  alternatives 
5 days ago by handcoding
Twitter
RT : If you are using it's time to look for an alternative provider: from November they will charge you $1 per R…
MeetUp  from twitter
6 days ago by stefanscheidt
Marco Zehe on Twitter: "@dboudreau @thebillygregory Also take a Good Look at.@colloq_io . Built by good and trusted people, some of whom I know personally. And accessible." / Twitter
(On accessible alternatives to Meetup:)

“Also take a good look at @colloq_io. Built by good and trusted people, some of whom I know personally. And accessible.”
meetup  alternatives  MarcoInEnglish  twitter  2019  colloq_io 
6 days ago by handcoding
Twitter
RT : If you are using it's time to look for an alternative provider: from November they will charge you $1 per R…
MeetUp  from twitter
6 days ago by kcarruthers
Payment changes | Meetup
“Members will pay a $2 fee when they reserve a spot at your event.

“Your new subscription cost is only $2 per month, or $24 per year. That means you’ll be saving at least 80% annually on subscription fees. This will also distribute costs more evenly between organizers and members.”
meetup  2019 
6 days ago by handcoding
Twitter
RT : If you are using it's time to look for an alternative provider: from November they will charge you $1 per R…
MeetUp  from twitter
6 days ago by Xylakant

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