PlaceCal’s primary customers are Commissioners: generally public sector organisations charged with supporting (or “asset mapping”) a neighbourhood or interest, and often both. For example, “Age Friendly Hulme and Moss Side” is a commission in an neighbourhood (Hulme & Moss Side) and with an interest (age friendly). “Greater Manchester Cycling Forum” has an interest (cycling) and a larger area (Greater Manchester). We refer to neighbourhoods and interests together as Turfs: territories over which the comissioner is responsible for.
We help each Comissioner hire and train one or more Secretary to identify and train relevant organsations within their turf. Secretaries are effectively the “curators” of PlaceCal, who decide what goes in and what doesn’t, and support organisations in creating good event descriptions. Later on this person might take the role of a local journalist, adding news and updates about the turf directly.
Turfs are created by the PlaceCal team, and then are assigned to your Secretary. A Secretary is therefore defined as any User who has been assigned one or more Turfs. Secretaries can do the following within the PlaceCal admin interface.
- Create and update Partners in any Turf they have been assigned
- Create and update Places in any Turf they have been assigned
- Create and update Calendars
- Create new User accounts for Partners
- Link User accounts to Places
- Link Places to Partners
- Link Calendars to Partners
Partner Admin accounts allow individual Partners to update their information without needing to contact the Secretary. Later on, this will show more useful information about the Partner’s events, allowing ticketing options and regular printoffs for example. A Partner Admin is therefore defined as any User who has been assigned to one or more Partners. A Partner Admin can:
- Update their Partner information
- Create and update their Partner’s Calendars
- Update their Partner’s Places