1. How does GirlCrew work?
Events: If you’d like to do something – for example head along to a gig, go to the cinema or find a running buddy, simply post an event to your city group. If other girls see it and are interested, they’ll respond or click ‘count me in!’ and you can take it from there. Or, check out events already posted on the page for any city group by going into the individual group and select ‘Events’ at the top of the screen. Or to see events from any of the groups you follow, just tap ‘Events’ in the main menu.
Advice & Info: You can post to ask about non-event related stuff too. If it’s local information/questions, post it to your city group. If your query is something that anyone in the world could answer, post it to a topic group, eg, Careers, or Travel.
2. How Do I Get Verified?
So you’ve downloaded the GirlCrew app, and you want to get verified. Choose one of the options below.
- Send ‘I’m Real’ to our official Facebook page: facebook.com/GirlCrewHQ/
- Private Message ‘I’m Real’ to us on Instagram @GirlCrewHQ
- If you don’t have social media or don’t want to verify that way, email email@example.com for additional options.
Please note accounts for each option must still meet verifiable criteria so verification cannot be guaranteed.
3. Say Hi
If you joined for something specific – like to find girls who also work nights, or who go jogging in your area or are mums, or gig fanatics etc, saying hello, where you’re based and what you want to do can be really helpful in getting others interacting. It also might help someone else who felt too shy to post but are happy to comment or come along to your event.
4. Group Guidelines
Our most important guideline is that no matter how different we are to each other, we treat each other with respect, kindness and patience. There is room for everyone. And remember, the focus is on going out and doing the things you really want to do, with other people who really want to do it too. We’re still amazed every day at how well that works as a way to unite people who otherwise may never have crossed paths. Review our full Community Guidelines here as breaches can result in suspensions or bans. Advertising, marketing and self promotion are not permitted but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities.
5. Meeting Up! The awkward “How do we find each other?!” bit…
Usually when an event is being organised, girls will comment to say where they are once they arrive and/or what they’re wearing etc. Some bring a balloon or sign for the table! Our Event Chat feature is really handy for this too. Once you arrive it’s very rarely awkward. People often bond in the fact that it’s their first GirlCrew event (because everyone either remembers that feeling) – or they may be new too. If you still feel nervous, we suggest giving it 20 mins to half an hour to see if it gets easier. Most of the time (and we’ve been to a LOT of events ourselves), members tend to end up looking like they’ve known each other forever within 5-15 mins.
6. What Kind of Events Are There?
More like what kind of events aren’t there! Coffees, brunches, walks, hikes, surf trips, holidays and mini breaks abroad, gigs, nights out dancing, bubble soccer, boat parties, adventure days, AXE THROWING – yes, that happened.
If you have something you really want to do, just post it. Numbers of people at events vary from two to thirty but if you’re more comfortable with a small group, say that in your event info. Say you’d be happy with 5 or 10 or whatever seems small to you. Keep in mind that people can cancel last minute though so there’s always cushion room for a couple extra. We estimate about 20% of those who respond as ‘Going’ actually show up and we’re working on ways to improve this but it can be helpful to keep in mind, or to send people a last message to confirm.
If it’s your own event, you can remind people about it by doing an Edit and Save. This will notify anyone who’s clicked Going that there’s been an update.
7. Who Can See What You Post in Groups?
On the GirlCrew app, only verified members can see posts and events.
8. I Want To Add a Friend to GirlCrew
Awesome. In the top left menu of the app, click ‘Invite Friends’.
9. Is There a Boy Crew?
Not at the moment. In Dublin we have a guys and girls group that people of any gender are welcome to join. However, while guys aren’t allowed to join the Facebook groups, you are totally free to organise events that you invite men along to. As long as that’s cool with the person organising/hosting the event, it’s cool with us. Some girls may be looking for girls only events so that’s fine too, but you can always organise another similar event and make it open to male friends/partners etc. They won’t be able to get access to the app, but you can just let them know the details.
10. I Want to Promote Something
If you want to post about something related to your business or a business you work for, email email@example.com for our advertising rates, or if you’re a member, put yourself forward for a feature by emailing the same email address.
If You Need/Want to Get in Touch With Us
You might want to get in touch about anything. The best way is to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if it’s to report something, when you’re on the app, click the three little dots to report a post, person, event or comment. Any other questions just holler in our GirlCrew Tech Support group or email us.