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6 Ticketing Tips to Drive Event Fundraising Success

A successful fundraising event happens when innovative ideas, dedicated people, and technology come together to make goals happen.

For events, ticketing is a proven revenue source. But, without the right online strategies and fundraising software, ticketing can become a nonprofit management nightmare.

Many nonprofits turn to fundraising software to automate ticketing, streamline the donor experience and drive fundraising success.

Here’s 6 tips for using technology to create an easy giving experience that delights attendees and yields bottom line results.

 

TIP 1: EASY FOR EVERYONE

The number one tip for simplifying ticketing management is to use an integrated solution to make it easy for everyone. OneCause simplifies ticketing by creating:

Happy Donors

Donors are people – and people are online! OneCause allows donors to purchase tickets anywhere, anytime – 24/7. In a recent OneCause study of 1,000 donors, ease was the #1 motivator for giving. Go online with ticketing and create the experience donors want.

Error Free Data

When Guests purchase tickets online, their contact and payment information is automatically captured. No more manual entry, no more deciphering handwritten RSVP cards, and no double work. Everything is instantly linked in the OneCause fundraising software, saving time and reducing errors!

Work in One Place

For the nonprofit event planner, working in multiple systems can be a real challenge. With OneCause ticketing there’s no jumping back and forth. Everything is in one place: ticketing, auction management, registration, online fundraising, reporting and so much more.

 

TIP 2: TICKET ASSIGNMENTS MADE SIMPLE

Many events are driven by Sponsors or Table tickets. That means fielding last-minute calls from donors and table captains asking what guests have RSVP’d, and what tickets are waiting to be “claimed.” What a time waster, right?

OneCause Ticket Assignments makes claiming tickets easy. Simply allocate tickets for Sponsors and Table Buyers and let them assign (or reassign) themselves. If you have a straggler or two, you can send a quick text the OneCause platform and prompt Sponsors and/or Table Buyers to complete assignments.

There’s no need for “claiming” tickets or setting up individual usernames and passwords, assigning quick and easy, even from your phone.

 

TIP 3: TICKET OPTIONS THAT DRIVE REVENUE

Donors have different needs and nonprofits need flexible ticketing options. OneCause Ticket Options allows for customized ticketing to meet your unique event and donor needs.

Everything from food options, to dietary restrictions, parking, wine upcharges, add-on experiences, ticket donations, raffle tickets can be added to guest tickets! Drive revenue online early by building ticketing options into your purchasing experience.

 

TIP 4: RECEIPTS MADE SIMPLE

Ah, the old printed receipt. Like many inventions, its time has come – and gone! Technology has replaced the need for paper with mobile solutions. Guest phones are now instant receipt tools. Automatically email receipts to your Guests.

At OneCause, we even go a step further, our integrated ticketing allows your nonprofit to provide a single receipt that details both the ticket purchase and all “night of” purchases. It includes a tax-deductible portion with clear and simple documentation perfect for tax season.

 

TIP 5: DRIVE EARLY ENGAGEMENT

Why wait till the event to fundraise! By joining online ticketing with your fundraising activities, guests can engage with your event before they walk into the door.

Many nonprofits are able to fundraise 30-45 days ahead of the event, increasing engagement and generating more revenue.

With OneCause Ticketing, increase engagement by sending an outbound text with a personalized link to your event. These links allow guests to preview auction items, purchase raffle tickets and gift cards, even support your cause with a pre-event donation.

And if you happen to be running an Ambassador Fundraising campaign, you can drive pre-event social fundraising to new heights.

 

TIP 6: LET DONORS COVER COSTS

We know that every dollar matters in fundraising. With OneCause, Donors now can help cover costs associated with their ticketing purchase. This functionality is available across the suite of OneCause fundraising software – including Ticketing. Give it a try!

 

BOTTOM LINE ON TICKETING

Bottom line, with OneCause, ticketing is easy, engaging and online! Get started today and use ticketing to drive your fundraising success.