Questions from Members:
Q: How Do i attend an event on the calendar?
The events page on this site includes direct links to each event's Meetup page. Note that you must be a member of the chapter hosting the event to attend.
Q: Can I be a member of more than one chapter?
Yes, you can be a member of as many amBi chapters as you want. Some people like to be members of chapters in cities where they visit. You don't have to live locally to join a particular chapter.
Q: How can I interact online with members from other chapters?
Ask your chapter's leader about joining amBi's private Facebook group. The group has members from all of our chapters, and it is a fun way to get to know amBi folks from other parts of the world.
Q: I RSVP'D FOR A MEETUP, AND NOW I CAN'T GO. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You can cancel your RSVP at the Meetup page for the event. We ask that members please be courteous and cancel their RSVPs with as much advance notice as possible.
Q: May I bring guests to amBi events who are not members?
It will specify at the event's Meetup page whether or not guests are allowed (they usually are). It is ok to bring guests who are not amBi members (as long as they are bi friendly people). We do ask that people who frequently attend amBi events eventually join the chapter, though.
Q: ARE THERE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS?
Yes, there are family friendly events. Usually, you can tell from the description which events will be appropriate for minors. If you are unsure, simply comment on the event or ask the organizer.
Q: What should I do if someone is harassing me in the group?
We try to be very conscious of our members' comfort and security. If someone is harassing you, whether in person or online, please speak to your chapter leader or an organizer about it.
Q: HOW DO I RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND THAT THEY JOIN?
It's easy. Just send them to this website - amBi.org. At this site, your friend can learn all about the group and join their local chapter.
Q: Who can host an event?
Any member can suggest an event at Meetup. If a couple more members RSVP, your event will go live on the calendar. We prefer you wait until you've attended several events and have become part of our community before you suggest events. Please note that this feature is designed to empower our members, it is not to be used to promote one's own for-profit events.
QUESTIONS FROM ORGANIZERS:
Q: I WANT TO POST A MEETUP. HOW DO I DO THAT?
If you are an organizer of the chapter in question, you can post a new event by simply visiting that chapter's Meetup site. Go to the main calendar page and click "Schedule an Event." This feature tends to work better on the desktop version of Meetup.com, rather than the mobile version.
Q: HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I POST AN EVENT?
We ask that whenever possible you post meet-ups at least two weeks in advance.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SOMEONE RSVPS THEN DOESN'T COME?
At the Meetup page for your event, you can mark the member as a "no show." If the member receives three "no show" marks, they may be removed from the group. Our Meetup sites offer templates for reminding members about the importance of being reliable with RSVPs.
Q: Is it OK to post events from other clubs on the ambi site?
It's ok to cross-promote other organizations' events as long as the events in question are bi-positive and are not inappropriate. It's also important to make sure your chapter's calendar isn't dominated by the events of other groups, so it's best to have lots of amBi events, too.
Q: is There a Way To Get Funding for Events and Prides?
Yes. There is Financial Aid available for Qualified Chapters. If your local amBi chapter meets certain minimum goals, you are are eligible to apply for financial assistance for Prides, Tent Pole events, Fundraisers, and other public outreach strategies.
Q: Can You Help My Chapter Meet Our Goals?
Yes. TEAM AMBI is here to help you start, grow, and maintain your chapter. Our team of experienced leaders will happily answer your questions and offer assistance in achieving the goals of your local bi community, whatever they may be.
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NOTE: If you are not an amBi member, please use our public Question & Answer Page.