givezooks! Launches New Facebook App - SocialEvents for Pages

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Driving more ticket sales and donations for fundraising event organizers by tapping into supporter network on Facebook

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Fundraising events are inherently social, so adding a Facebook App to drive social engagement is an obvious next step.

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givezooks!, Inc., whose social fundraising offerings have helped organizations raise over $42,000,000 to date, today announced the release of a new Facebook App – SocialEvents for Pages. Organizations can now sell tickets and sponsorships to their next event from within Facebook, enabling yet another level of social engagement for fundraising event organizers.

In addition, SocialEvents for Pages offers these key features to organizations and event organizers:

  • Sell tickets and sponsorships
  • Promote Sponsors in Facebook
  • Collect donations
  • Secure Checkout
  • Invite friends/supporters to an upcoming event
  • Encourage friends/supporters to ‘like’ and ‘share’ an event
  • Detailed view of specific events
  • Control which events are featured
  • Listing view of all upcoming events

“Fundraising events are inherently social, so adding a Facebook App to drive social engagement is an obvious next step. Organizations can use social sharing to drive more supporter involvement and participation – ultimately increasing ticket sales or donations for their cause-related events,” said Carol Schrader, CEO of givezooks!

As a pioneer in social fundraising, givezooks! customers have been using givezooks! Events for more than a year – time enough to run multiple events and see an increase in online ticket purchases both for attendees and corporate sponsors. “We typically run about 10 or more events per year and we have used Facebook effectively for promotion. With SocialEvents for Pages, we are excited to have a listing for our Upcoming Events, as well as to harness our supporters’ reach to drive even more ticket sales and donations, ensuring the success of our event,” said John Daley, Director of Constituent Management at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

SocialEvents for Pages is available immediately. To learn more, click here to register for a free “Getting Started with givezooks! Events” webinar:

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 1:00 PM
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/282245120

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 10:00 AM
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/882119416

About givezooks! (http://www.givezooks.com) givezooks! provides a social fundraising platform for organizations, connecting individuals and organizations online to crowdsource attendance and fundraising for cause-related initiatives. Organizations can simply and affordably create customized, branded Campaigns, Events, Wish Lists and Grassroots Fundraisers online at givezooks! Benefits include expanded outreach via social networking (Facebook and Twitter) and Internet marketing, increased attendance and funds raised, and lower cost of participant acquisition. Organizations 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 private/public schools and universities.

CONTACT:
Carol Schrader
givezooks!, Inc.
(805) 284-0013
carol(at)givezooks(dot)com

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