“Giving is an act of gratitude,” said Steve Butcher, CEO of Brown Paper Tickets. “People who are grateful are more generous with their time and their money, they are happier, more cooperative and kind.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 01, 2014
A new fundraising events-finder and listing of fee-free donation pages for nonprofits has been launched by Brown Paper Tickets at http://community.brownpapertickets.com/LP/charity/, making it easier to discover fundraisers and causes with local impact, just in time for #GivingTuesday, Dec. 2. The Not-Just-For-Profit events company has joined more than 13,000 businesses in support of #GivingTuesday by launching this global calendar of events that support nonprofits and causes, by paying its employees to volunteer for their favorite cause, and by producing a video that reminds everyone to “be grateful” for what they have as an inspiration for giving this holiday season, at http://vimeo.com/112323474.
“Giving is an act of gratitude,” said Steve Butcher, CEO of Brown Paper Tickets, and creator of the Not-Just-For-Profit business model. “People who are grateful are more generous with their time and their money, they are happier, more cooperative and kind. Giving Tuesday is a great day to remind ourselves that in business and in life, we always get more than we give.”
The charity events calendar is filled with fundraising events from across the nation because Brown Paper Tickets offers a lower fee for ticket buyers than competing ticketing companies offer to 501©(3) nonprofits, and fee-free online donation webpages.
“I couldn’t believe that Brown Paper Tickets would do this for us for no fees; it felt like there must be a catch, but there never was one,” said Heather Rangel, an organizer who raised $100,000 in just four weeks for Cancer Commons, a nonprofit that connects patients with personalized, up-to-date research and information to assist them in their battle against cancer.
“I thought I was going to raise $15,000, and I raised close to $100,000. I didn’t know there was anything out there that allowed events to be produced on such a low budget with such high impact,” said Rangel.
“We are the first to offer free tools and service for anyone to forge a direct connection between donors and the causes they care about without taking a cut,” said Butcher. “Fundraising events are a fun and easy way to give back to local causes, and supporters on Giving Tuesday and every day of the year can feel confident that their donation goes farther.”
Thrilled by the success of her first fundraiser, Rangel had decided to raise $1 million for CancerCommons.org at http://jackietran1m.brownpapertickets.com, where she knows that every penny will go to the cause. Other examples of fee-free donation pages on the #GivingEvents site are Project Cool, funding school supplies for the homeless children of King County, Washington, at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/990847, Feather Note Music Project, a philanthropic program to prevent suicide in Native American youth at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/668893, and the Big-Brained Superheroes Club Holiday Fund, an after school program at Seattle’s Yesler Community Center, at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/974294.
An online tutorial to learn how to set up fee-free online donations for #GivingTuesday, or any day of the year, is at http://bit.ly/1oWEfAN. Free 24 hour assistance is also available at 1-800-838-3006.
About Brown Paper Tickets:
Brown Paper Tickets is a socially conscious global leader in online ticketing and event registration, helping people in 68 countries plan, promote and sell out events. Ranked as the 8th largest primary ticketing company in the world in Aug. 2012 by Ticket News, Brown Paper Tickets was rated #1 for ticketing and event registration by FindTheBest.com, #1 for customer service by Bay Area Dance Watch, and opened its newest office in New York, NY in 2014. To learn more about the world’s only Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company, visit http://community.brownpapertickets.com/press/