How to Create and Manage a Facebook Event
By Heather Harris
The ability to create events and invite colleagues, clients and fans is one reason many business owners and self-employed individuals use Facebook as part of their online marketing strategy. You can create and manage events from any page for which you are an administrator. Invite your Facebook friends and share the event with those who view your page.
Creating an Event
Log in to your Facebook account and navigate to the page for which you want to create an event. If there is a link to the Events app below the page's cover image, click it and skip to step 4. If you can't find an Events link, proceed to step 2.
Click "Edit Page," then select "Update Info" from the drop-down menu.
Select "Apps" from the list and click the "Go to App" link in the box for the Events app.
Click the "Create Event" button, then enter the event's information in the indicated fields. You will have the opportunity to make changes later if necessary. Click the "Create" button when you have finished. The event is now live.
Managing Your Event
Click the "Edit" button to change the name, details, location, date and/or time of the event. You can also enter new hosts or delete existing ones and check or uncheck the options to show the guest list and allow nonadmins to post to the event's wall.
Click the "Invite Friends" button to invite anyone with whom you are friends on Facebook. Click the boxes to place check marks next to their names and click the "Save" button to send invitations.
Click the "Share" link under the guest list to post a link to the event. Click the button next to "Share" at the top of the box to open a drop-down menu, and select the option that best describes where you want the link to be posted. Click the privacy button and select your desired privacy level. Click the "Share" button to post the event's link.
Click the button with the icon of a gear for quick links to more options, such as editing hosts, editing the event's photo and canceling the event.
Heather Harris received her Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Old Dominion University. Since 2008 her writing has appeared at Pop Bunker, Geek Girls Network, and various other sites. She has appeared on podcasts such as the Meltdown Comics Meltcast and the Paul and Spike Show. She also owns and operates StreetSpirit Photography along with her husband.