Gumball Relocate Does not Stick

Newly acquainted with the gumball feature, I cannot seem to make this gumball stick in place. I am trying to move the gumball to a pivot point so that I can rotate grouped objects along the pivot. Every time I click something else or initiate any other function, I click back onto my grouped objects and the gumball has returned to center. I know this isn’t the way it’s supposed to work. Any advice?

Add to the group a Point that you want to use as the pivot point. You can relocate the gumball to this Point.