Eventbrite and GuideStar Partner to Help Nonprofits Raise More Money and Maximize Impact for their Causes

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Leading Events Platform Forms Strategic Partnership with One of the Most Trusted Nonprofit Networks to Help Philanthropic Organizations Boost Their Event Fundraising Efforts, Build Communities, and Grow Awareness for Their Causes

“In the nonprofit world, where every minute and every penny counts, we are proud to offer a solution for people who are fundraising for a good cause.” said Julia Hartz, president of Eventbrite.

Today, Eventbrite and GuideStar announced a partnership that will help nonprofit organizations raise more money for their causes. Currently, tens of thousands of nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations use Eventbrite to sell tickets to fundraising events, including galas and walk-a-thons, for a reduced fee through Eventbrite for Causes. This partnership builds on this program, providing GuideStar Exchange participants who are new Eventbrite customers with further discounts, ranging from a 40 percent reduction to fully waived ticketing and registration fees.

GuideStar collects, organizes, and presents information about more than two million nonprofit organizations on their website, http://www.guidestar.org. The GuideStar Exchange encourages nonprofit transparency on a national scale and allows nonprofits to supplement the public information available from the IRS.

“Events are an incredibly impactful way to raise money and awareness for a cause,” said Julia Hartz, president of Eventbrite. “Eventbrite provides simple, but powerful tools like social media sharing, custom attendee surveys, and “At the Door” donation collection to make it easy for nonprofit organizers to promote and collect proceeds for their event and connect with their community in a meaningful way. In the nonprofit world, where every minute and every penny counts, we are proud to offer a solution for people who are fundraising for a good cause.”

Through the GuideStar Exchange, nonprofits are rewarded with a bronze-, silver- or gold-level logo based on the amount of information they share with the public via GuideStar. Participants will receive the following reduced ticketing fees according to their participation level:*

●    Gold-level participants new to Eventbrite will pay no Eventbrite fees; Eventbrite will waive both the service fee and per ticket fee.

●    Silver-level participants new to Eventbrite will receive 70 percent off the Eventbrite service fee, reducing it from 2.5 percent to 0.75 percent of the ticket price, plus a $0.99 per ticket fee.

●    Bronze-level participants new to Eventbrite will receive 40 percent off the Eventbrite service fee, reducing it to 1.5 percent of the ticket price, plus a $0.99 per ticket fee.

“The GuideStar Exchange program was designed to benefit all nonprofits regardless of experience, impact, or revenue, and to reward all participants that are committed to nonprofit transparency,” said Erinn Andrews, senior director of nonprofit strategy at GuideStar. “Adding Eventbrite as a partner allows us to extend a benefit fundamental to many nonprofit organizations - helping organizers use events to fundraise. Nonprofits can now spend more time on their missions and less time trying to find the dollars to fund those missions.”

In addition to the GuideStar partnership, Eventbrite will continue to offer a reduced service fee of 2.0 percent plus $0.99 per ticket to all 501(c)(3) organizations. In 2012, nonprofit organizations used Eventbrite to sell roughly $60 million in tickets. To learn more, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/l/guidestar.

Current GuideStar Exchange participants can follow this link to log into their GuideStar Exchange account, then choose “benefits” to take advantage of the Eventbrite discount. To learn more about becoming a GuideStar Exchange participant, click here.

*Note: Standard credit card processing fees still apply.

About Eventbrite:
Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event. the company has sold 140 million tickets worldwide in 179 countries and more than $2 billion in gross ticket sales. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences. Eventbrite's investors include DAG Ventures, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, Tenaya Capital and Tiger Global. Learn more at http://www.eventbrite.com.

About GuideStar:
GuideStar, http://www.guidestar.org, connects people and organizations with information on the programs, finances, and impact of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar serves a wide audience inside and outside the nonprofit sector, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media.

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