First, browse through the list of existing groups to see if there's already an established group on the topic of interest. If there is, you may want to consider participating in the existing group to see if that group meets your needs. If there isn't an existing group on the topic of interest, click on 'Create a Group' from the main groups page. Fill in the required fields and click continue.
After you've created your group you may choose the availability option that best meets your group needs. First go to your group, then click on the 'Group Management Console' - this is your control panel for the group. Once in the control panel, click on 'Visibility Settings' - from here you can choose from the four available options:
- Open groups are visible to everyone, and anyone can read the discussion posts, though only group members can post on them.
- Open - Care2 Only groups are visible to any Care2 members, and they can read the discussion posts, though only group members can post on them.
- Closed door groups are visible to everyone on Care2, but non-members will not be able to see more than the group description and description. They will not be able to view discussions.
- Private groups are only visible to members. They will not appear in the list of groups by category, and will not appear on member profiles. In order to view a private group members must follow an invitation or the group will not come up.
Setting Up / Customizing your Group