Communities are essentially another form of filtering that is location-specific. The most common use of communities is for higher ed organization that have satellite campuses or non profits that have chapters located in different regions

In this article you’ll find information about:

  • Communities v. Filters
  • Adding Communities
  • Assigning Communities
  • Related Articles


Communities v. Filters

Unlike filters, communities can be assigned to a different timezone than the platform’s main timezone. For example, if an organization’s main location is located on the East Coast, but a chapter or division is located on the West Coast, the events for the West Coast community would match the West Coast audience’s timezone when added to their external calendars. If your organization is located in areas with the same timezone then filters on places or events would effectively offer the necessary layer of filtering for communicating an events location. Example of Location-based Filtering:

Region / Campus = Filter

State / Campus name = Parent

City = Child


Adding Communities

Communities are added on the Localist side and not through the admin dashboard. To inquire about adding communities, please email

Assigning to Communities

Place Landing Pages are assigned to Communities so that when an event is attached to a place landing page it will be included in the community automatically.

1. In your admin dashboard, navigate to Places > +Add Place or Live

2. When in the place create/edit form, you will see Org/Community listed under Settings at the bottom.

3. Select a community from the drop down list.

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