We’ll walk you through a few steps to build your local community

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People start Meetup groups to make new friends, pursue passions, and turn side hustles into careers.

Make an impact

"Hosting oyster tasting events on Meetup allows me to create a larger impact beyond my blog and get more people interested in and involved with sustainable seafood."
Julie • New York Oyster Lovers

Organize your way, on your schedule

Find your members

We’ll help you find interested members and you can approve them to be sure they’ll be a good fit for your community.

Schedule events in minutes

Organizer tools make it easy to schedule and manage your events. You decide when, where, and how often your group meets.

Have others help you host

You don’t have to do it alone. Recruit a leadership team to help you host events and manage your group.

How to get started

Here’s an overview of how you’ll create your Meetup group, from start to finish.

Create a group

Decide what the group is about, who should join, and what you’ll do at your events.

Review and submit

Your group will be reviewed and shared with members who have similar interests.

Plan your first event

Use Meetup’s organizer tools to schedule your events and manage your attendee lists.

We’re here to help

The Meetup Organizer Guide will help you learn how to build a successful community.

Ideas for your first Meetup group

Have a fuzzy idea about the group you’d create? Here are a few tips to help you create a group that will stand out.


Finding the right people

Learn how to create a group that will attract the people you’re hoping to meet.


Mastering online events

An inside look at hosting an online event on Meetup.

Eager organizers

Subscribe to find people who share your interests

    With your subscription, you can:

  • Start up to 3 local groups with unlimited members
  • Assign co-organizers to help you host events
  • Get support from our community experts 7 days a week
  • Schedule events and manage your attendee lists

Starting at:

$9.99 /month

Frequently asked questions

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