Event Management - A TechThursday Event

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What kind of events does your nonprofit run? Start out with some good questions, and then take a deeper dive into the most popular and affordable event management tool, Eventbrite. Others are mentioned, too, just to be fair!

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Event Management - A TechThursday Event

  1. 1. Event Management Eventbrite + others
  2. 2. Who’s Trish? • Nonprofit systems analyst and designer • Affordable nonprofit technology consultant • Trainer—Google, Salesforce, Office, Video, Social Networks, WordPress web sites
  3. 3. We do cloud computing solutions
  4. 4. LET’S THINK ABOUT OUR EVENTS
  5. 5. What sorts of events do you run?
  6. 6. Do you charge admission? • Online payments? • Payments at the door?
  7. 7. Fees and other charges • Licensing – Monthly, per-event, one-time cost of using the application • Per-ticket/perregistration costs – A fee based on the number of registrations or tickets sold. • Credit card fees – Credit cards expect their cut.
  8. 8. How do people register? • Each attendee registers for him/herself? • Groups register? • People register for other people?
  9. 9. LET’S LOOK AT EVENTBRITE…
  10. 10. Create an Event
  11. 11. Private or Public?
  12. 12. Sell Seats and Tables
  13. 13. Design and Publish at Eventbrite
  14. 14. Pricing
  15. 15. Invite People!
  16. 16. WordPress Integration
  17. 17. Take payments at the door Works with an iPad
  18. 18. Manage Your Event
  19. 19. OTHER CONTENDERS
  20. 20. Form Assembly • More of a do-it-yourself • Uses PayPal or Authorize.net for payment processing • Create all kinds of forms with it– not just events www.formassembly.com
  21. 21. Brown Paper Tickets • Specializes in performance-type events • Multiple pricing levels • 24-hour phone line • No charge for free • Export names to .csv www.brownpapertickets.com
  22. 22. CVent • Sophisticated • Supports multi-day, multi-track events • Integrates with your website. • Expensive to set up, more for a long-term solution www.cvent.com
  23. 23. Links for more information • Idealware – RSVP tools http://www.idealware.org/articles/few-good-rsvp-tools-online-registrationoptions-free-events • Idealware – Event Registration Tools http://idealware.org/articles/few-good-tools-event-registration-updated
  24. 24. Questions?
  25. 25. Contact Me trish@cloud4good.com 336-471-5927 Facebook and everywhere: travelertrish

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