Live events are great fundraising tools, they generate their own excitement, but what about the people who are passionate about your cause but can’t make it to your fundraising event?
I bet you’re thinking online fundraising and in-person fundraising events never the two shall meet right? Wrong. Using a platform like Swell Fundraising allows you to integrate online fundraising with your live event.
Swell lets you quickly create a website for your event by using one of their templates. From the website you can sell ticket to your event, tables, and even accept donations.
With Swell’s ticketing feature not only can you sell tickets to your event from your website, but when your attendees purchase a ticket they automatically get a personal fundraising page for your nonprofit. This personal page can be shared via the attendee’s social media, which can help draw awareness to your event. During the event you can use the Swell app to handle all Ticket sales & check-ins.
Swell helps you “gamify” your event. Your customized Swell webpage includes the ability to have leaderboards. Plus, Swell makes it super easy for your attendees to give. They can use the IPad app, make a donation on the website,or even pledge during the event via their phone.
Generate online enthusiasm during your event by using social media. The Swell app allows you to display social Media pictures and posts in an interactive "live" broadcast format. And, you can leverage your guest’s social media with the integrated Facebook, Twitter and Instagram post feature. Your event will be visible everywhere: online and on-screen. Encourage your guests to take selfies. The posts with the event hashtag (#15MinutesofFame) will show up on the big screen.
Jennifer is a Wisconsin based writer. She has a special interest in technology. Her works have been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and online. Her business background has allowed her to work in various fields including; Construction, Accounting and most recently Audio Visual.