Placeholder Hub Groups

Placeholder Groups represent groups who do not use the Hub, so they appear in the Hub Circles diagram, and can store their public facing contact information.

Creating a Placeholder Group

Only people with "Group Admin of All Groups" permission (or above) can create Placeholder Groups. This includes regional Hub Admins.

Go to the parent of the group (usually a Region, or maybe a District), and click New Child Placeholder Group.

Put in the name and short name, and select the group type (usually Local Group)

Editing a Placeholder Group

Click the Edit Contact Info button to add contact information.

What to do if the group wants to come on the Hub

If the group has a trained Group Admin, then invite them to be Group Admin of the group. Then, when they look at the group on the Hub, they will then see the "Add to Hub services" button in the screen above.

If not, you will have to find out what they need on the Hub, and do it yourself - but they will need a trained Group Admin at some point, so the first option is preferred.

When the button is clicked, this screen appears:

This is like the New Group Screen, but with fewer options.

Once it is filled in correctly, clicking Save should create the group on the services right away.