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Your Support Group on Meetup

Narcolepsy Network has created a centralized website for narcolepsy support groups on Meetup.com that can be found here.

What is Meetup?
It is software built specifically to connect people online and bring them together in the real world. It is a great platform to help you run a successful support group. The best part, it is FREE for you!

Why Should You Participate?
Our goal is to create a central place for people with narcolepsy to find support groups – the more groups that participate, the greater the odds are that a person with narcolepsy in your area will find your group.

Meetup’s software is built for running a support group and it comes with features like:

  • An event calendar
  • Member profiles (these can be as public or private as individuals with them to be)
  • Various degrees of privacy settings, on both a group and member profile level
  • The ability to message members and allow them to message each other
  • The ability to email members
  • Forums that your members can use to communicate
  • Data on your membership, so that you can make smarter decisions about when, where, and how to meet
  • Pages and files that members can share
  • The largest community of people looking for in–person events on the internet
  • Great customer support

And did we mention, it’s FREE for you!

How Does This Work?
There are several ways to set up your support group on Meetup:

  • If you do not currently use Meetup.com, Narcolepsy Network will set up a meetup group for you, or you may join an existing group within your state.
  • If you are already using Meetup.com, Narcolepsy Network will become the “organizer” so we can handle the billing for you.
  • You will be a “co-organizer” of the meetup group and it is your group to run as you see fit.
  • We are utilizing a state-based approach, where we will have multiple “event locations” within a state. You will manage your event, and over time you will have other co-organizers join your Meetup from around your state.

Get Started Today
If you would like to get your support group running on Meetup.com or would like to know more details, please email [email protected]. We are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We are very excited about the prospect of working with you on this program. And remember, it’s free!

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Date Created: June 21st, 2017
Last Updated: June 21st, 2017

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