Should you sell tickets on another platform? There's no need!
If you have already started selling tickets on another platform, you can still use Event.Gives for your fundraising needs. But we don't recommend this!
In this lesson, you will learn about the three ways to get attendee data into your Event.Gives event site: selling a $0 ticket, selling a raffle ticket, or sending attendees directions to create an account without actually having to buy any tickets at all.
Selling a $0 Ticket
By selling a $0 ticket that attendees “purchase” in order to get started on your event, data is collected quickly. Collect names, phone numbers, email addresses, and even addresses and credit cards if you choose. If you do not want to allow attendees without paid tickets through your ticketing platform access to your Event.Gives site, you can create an Access Code that you include in your order confirmation/receipt on your ticketing platform.
Selling a Raffle Ticket
Market your event site to your attendees and get them registered on the event site by selling a raffle ticket for a door prize. You could include information about the raffle ticket in your ticket purchase confirmation email. Attendees navigate to your site to purchase their raffle tickets, and in the process are prompted to create an account on your event site. Attendees will register with their first/last name, phone number, and email address. They can also be required to enter credit card information and/or address if you’d like.
Directing Your Attendees to Register on Your Event Site
If you do not want to sell $0 tickets or raffle tickets for a door prize through your Event.Gives site. Instead, blast email your attendees a link to the event site with step-by-step instructions on how to register and create an account without buying anything. Now they don't have to enter that information during your live event.