Meetup has a “sale” going on: 30% off new groups!
Wait … why should it cost you anything at all if you will be doing all the heavy lifting and event organizing?
You’re already volunteering your time and energy. Don’t volunteer more money than you need to too.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Meetup (meetup.com) where you don’t have to pay a hefty monthly or semi-annual fee just to host events, refer your group to Casual Events!