Ticketbud Tips and Tools*
June 4, 2012  •  by Jane Carter

How To Sell Tickets Online For Your Fundraiser or Charity Event

Ticketbud can help you streamline this process, making it easy to promote, manage and sell tickets online. Here are some easy tips to promote your fundraiser online.

Word of Mouth Promotions: Free And Easy

Friends and family are great resources to promote your fundraiser. Try asking family, friends and co-workers to try and sell 5 tickets each to their friends and co-workers. Remember to give them some of the details of your fundraiser: will there be live music? Food? Drinks? A raffle? This information will help your circle of friends get the word out about your event. Using word-of-mouth to promote your fundraiser is great because it’s absolutely free, and your family and friends are often eager to help.

Use Social Media To Promote Your Fundraiser

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We can’t stress the importance of using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or even Pinterest to promote your fundraiser online. Almost everyone has a social media presence these days, making these websites crucial to your fundraiser’s success. Make an “event” for your fundraiser on Facebook, and post statuses to remind friends to buy their tickets. You can also post the link to your event’s Ticketbud page, where your guests can RSVP to your fundraiser and buy their tickets online. Twitter is also an excellent resource for event promotion: everything you tweet has the potential to get retweeted, helping your event reach an even wider audience. You can use LinkedIn to reach out to your professional contacts about your fundraiser. This is just one more resource to explore when selling tickets online and promoting a fundraising event. Pinterest is great, especially if you’re doing a lot of cool designs for your fundraiser or charity event. Wild Apricot also has a lot of great fundraising ideas too, you should check them out.

JoshuaTree1How To Use Ticketbud To Promote Your Fundraiser

From email invitations to promotional codes, Ticketbud has everything you need to sell tickets to your next fundraiser.  If you’re doing a charity event and you’re a non-profit organization, you’ll receive a special discount on service charges. Furthermore, Ticketbud’s structure automatically passes on charges, so using Ticketbud is free for you!

Using “Suggested Donations” Gets Big Bucks

Instead of having set ticket prices, try using a “suggested donation” to buy a ticket! When asking for donations, people often make the mistake of letting guests set their own amount, which usually results in low donations. This happens because guests aren’t sure how much is appropriate to donate to a fundraiser, and opt for something like $1 or $5. However, if you set a suggested donation of $10 or $15, guests are more likely to donate that amount or even more. Mercedes Benz  of Austin used Ticketbud for their Fashion for Compassion fundraiser and utilized our “suggested donation” technique. By using Ticketbud and setting suggested donation prices, they had their most successful fundraiser yet!

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