VAN’s Events system can be used to track all kinds of events: House Parties, Campaign Rallies, Phone Banks, and any other type of event your organization hosts. While each of these types share common traits, they can also have requirements that significantly change how an event is represented. For example, a Campaign Rally is likely to occur on a specific day at a specific location, while a Phone Bank may occur every night until Election Day at many of your organization’s offices. Similarly, an organization may ask supporters to host House Parties on a specific date across the state. These “rules” are, in effect, “templates” for events, or Event Types. Use this endpoint to retrieve information about all available Event Types. These Event Types will serve as the basis for validation rules when creating or updating Events.

Event Types can only be created or edited using the VAN UI.