With the release of givezooks! Events as a stand alone offering, any nonprofit or affiliate can tap into both our rich Events functionality, and our seamless integration with VerticalResponse.
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2010
Today givezooks! announced the extension of its givezooks! Events product to all nonprofit organizations to help them promote their fundraising events, while reducing costs and assuring fundraising success in preparation for the busy 2010 Spring fundraising event season. Prior to today’s news, givezooks! Events was only available to givezooks! Unlimited customers. Tightly integrated with email marketing from VerticalResponse, Inc. (provided as a free grant to valid 501(c)3 organizations), givezooks! Events offers a unique and easy-to-use, online solution for nonprofits to promote their fundraising event, sell tickets, and even garner donations from those unable to attend the event.
CEO and co-founder Carol Schrader explained that nonprofits can get started promoting and publishing their fundraising events online with givezooks! Events for free, and no fee is charged until event tickets are sold.
“Previously, givezooks! Events was only available as part of givezooks! Unlimited, our complete social fundraising platform that allows nonprofits to simply and affordably create customized, branded Campaigns, Events, Wish Lists and Grassroots Fundraisers online at givezooks!” said Schrader. “With the release of givezooks! Events as a stand alone offering, any nonprofit or affiliate can tap into both our rich Events functionality, and our seamless integration with VerticalResponse. Later, upgrading to givezooks! Unlimited is an option, allowing nonprofits to build on the online success they have had with their fundraising events.”
“VerticalResponse is pleased that our partnership with givezooks! continues to grow with this innovative new event management solution, which bundles in the 10,000 free emails we offer to certified nonprofits each month,” says Alan Keller, VP of Business Development, at VerticalResponse. “This integrated solution allows nonprofits to enhance their online marketing and fundraising outreach, something we’ve been supporting with our VerticalResponse for Non-Profits program since 2006.”
givezooks! and VerticalResponse Joint Webinar
givezooks! and VerticalResponse will be hosting a joint webinar on April 22, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. PDT to formally announce the integrated Events solution for nonprofits. To learn more or register, click here.
Pricing for users of givezooks! Events is based on a small transaction fee of 2.5% per ticket purchased or donation received (up to a maximum of $19.95/per ticket). Users of givezooks! Unlimited social fundraising platform pay a monthly subscription fee (starting at $129 per month for an unlimited number of grassroots fundraisers, campaigns, wish lists, and events), and a lower Events transaction fee of 2% per ticket purchase (up to a maximum of $19.95/per ticket).
How givezooks! Events Helps Nonprofits Manage Fundraising Events
givezooks! Events increases event attendance and donations by helping nonprofit organizations:
- Create and publish an event online in minutes.
- Create, send and track email invitations and reminders.
- Promote through Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
- Sell tickets and manage RSVPs.
- Sell Sponsorships and recognize sponsors.
- Solicit donations from ticket buyers as well as from those who cannot attend.
- Allow attendees to create their own fundraisers for the event.
- Send custom “Thank You” and Tax emails to ticket buyers and donors.
- Track event performance through an easy-to-use Event Dashboard.
- Speed money raised directly to the nonprofits through a myriad of supported payment gateways.
VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail services empowering small businesses to easily create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns. VerticalResponse bundles all of these services to offer customers an integrated Web-based direct marketing solution that’s intuitive and affordable. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For additional information, please visit http://www.verticalresponse.com
About givezooks! (http://www.givezooks.com)
givezooks! offers social fundraising for nonprofits, connecting individuals and organizations online to increase charitable giving. Social fundraising, also called peer-to-peer fundraising or person-to-person fundraising, is the intersection of online fundraising with social networking. Nonprofit organizations can simply and affordably create customized, branded Campaigns, Events, Wish Lists and Grassroots Fundraisers online at givezooks! Benefits include expanded donor outreach via social networking (Facebook and Twitter) and Internet marketing, increased funds raised, and lower cost of donor acquisition. Nonprofits using givezooks! include chapters of Boys and Girls Clubs, Red Cross of Santa Barbara, Girls, Inc., Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and multiple independent and private schools.
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