Fundraising Online: EventBrite.com

Another website that’s part of our Fundraising Online series is Eventbrite.com, which makes it easy to sell tickets online or at the door for your event.  One of the difficulties with fundraising events is finding a simple method for processing ticket sales and Eventbrite provides multiple payment gateways for processing transactions.

Fundraising online using Eventbrite.com

Fundraising online using Eventbrite.com

You can use Eventbrite’s own payment processor, PayPal, Google Checkout, or Authorize.net, which is one of the largest credit card merchant clearinghouses. Their fee structure is also simple, charging an event fee of 2.5% on tickets sales and just 2.75% on credit card transactions using their account. If you are a 501 (c ) (3) organization, then you receive a reduced service fee of 2.0% + $0.99 per ticket.

 Using Eventbrite.com For Fundraising Events

Eventbrite provides everything you need to run your fundraising event, from online ticket sales to promotion and event check-in. Once you’ve created an account, the first step is to setup your event webpage.

Eventbrite.com event webpage

Eventbrite.com – create your event webpage

You also have the option of integrating your event with FirstGiving.com, where individuals can quickly create their own online fundraising pages to assist your cause. That comes in real handy for things like 5k run/walk events, charity bike rides and other fundraising challenges.

Eventbrite.com also helps you manage event activities like check-in and schedules with their mobile apps.

Eventbrite provides event management tools

Eventbrite provides event management tools

That enables you to sell tickets and collect donations for your fundraiser, charity gala, bike race or walk-a-thon.  Once, your event has been created at Eventbrite, you can choose to make it public or private.

The next step is to start promoting your fundraising event. Eventbrite offers some great email and social media tools to get the word out.

Eventbrite.com event promotion tools

Eventbrite.com event promotion tools

The combination of FirtsGiving.com and EventBrite.com is certainly a winning combination for those looking for help with the fundraising online activities for their charity events. You can manage all your donations in one place and automatically integrate data between your FirstGiving and EventBrite accounts.

That way you can combine money raised through your event from ticket sales, auctions, event donations, and both online and offline pledges. Now that’s a big win when you’re fundraising online!

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