Fundraising events can be an excellent way to raise funds for your cause, and quite lucrative if properly managed with event registration software. Fundraising events not only provide an excellent way to raise money for your organization, but they also bring members of your organization and the community together in a social environment, thus helping you increase awareness for your cause. Keep in mind, that organizing a fundraising event requires management of many different details. Therefore, it would be to your advantage to look for ways for your administrative team to streamline this process, thus increasing organizational efficiency and saving you time and money. Read more helpful fundraising tips to help you plan and prepare for your fundraiser!
Managing Your Fundraiser
To help manage the various details of your fundraising event, many nonprofits look for event registration software to help. DoJiggy Events is a complete web-based event registration and management system for nonprofit fundraising events including: dinners, breakfasts, festivals, galas, and conferences and meetings. With event registration software, your organization creates a fundraising website that is fully customizable to create a look and feel that supports the branding of your organization. This website becomes a fundraising “hub” which hosts information about the upcoming fundraiser including cause for the event, photos and stories, and various event details such as: date, time, location and map. Included is a secure administration area for event planners which is key to managing the entire event life cycle: event promotion and marketing, sponsor and sponsorship management, online event registration, product sales, donations, detailed financial reporting, and day-of-event operations.
Advantages of Event Registration Software
One of the greatest advantages of event registration software is the ease-of-use and interactivity it provides for participants. With event registration software, participants not only easily register online for the event, but they can make it very personal. Each participant may create a unique personal fundraising page were they post personal photos, quotes, and monitor individual goals with a fundraising thermometer. This also makes it easier for donation-collection, as participants can send email donation requests to family and friends with a link to their site, along with posting mentions within their social networks. Supporters can safely and securely make online donations, or choose to help out in other ways such as event sponsorships or donating time as a volunteer. Each member has a secure username and login providing them with the ability to update their page as they see fit. If event t-shirts are part of the fundraiser, participants can select size when they sign up, and if you are planning a team fundraiser, there are also organizational tools for team captains. Participants can also easily review donation information and send personalized “thank you’s” to donors. Recently DoJiggy launched a new participant control panel designed for ease-of-use and simplicity for participants.