February 23, 2010: San Francisco - Eventbrite, the fastest growing social commerce company, today announced Eventbrite for Causes, a new program that makes it easier for non-profits to leverage technology and best practices to manage, promote, and raise money through successful events. The program, which includes a special non-profit rate, is open to all US-based non-profits with 501(c)(3) status.
Eventbrite for Causes is already used by a number of organizations such as the Craigslist Foundation, the Full Circle Fund, Citizen Effect, as well as a number of Haiti earthquake relief efforts. "Using Eventbrite for Craigslist Foundation's 6th Annual Boot Camp was a great experience,” said Arthur Coddington, senior program manager at the Craigslist Foundation. “Nonprofit organizations of all sizes will benefit from the ease of use, cost effectiveness, and comprehensive feature set, not to mention great customer service."
Eventbrite provides an easy-to-use, elegant and simple way to handle all aspects of the event management process, creating a social commerce platform that empowers event holders of any size or scale to more easily and effectively reach the people that care about their events. Non-profits who use Eventbrite are able to easily collect donations online, spread the word to promote the event through a multitude of social channels, and track the event's progress with real-time tracking and reporting.
Additionally, participating non-profits gain access to a community-at-large resource portal that connects them with other non-profits for best practices discussion. This creates a knowledge base of expert advice, dedicated newsletters, instruction on the use of technology and tips intended to help non-profits take full advantage of Eventbrite.
"Given the difficult fundraising climate, managing and hosting successful events is becoming more important to non-profits' development efforts. However, they often lack the internal resources, technical know-how, or use of the web for promotion and fundraising efforts to achieve these goals," said Kevin Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite. “Eventbrite for Causes renews our commitment to this community and empowers non-profits with a set of tools and resources to take their events to the next level."
Eventbrite for Causes partners with other companies such as Salesforce, Google, PayPal, and Mailchimp who are dedicated to empowering non-profits to leverage technology to achieve their goals. For more information about Eventbrite for Causes, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/npo
Eventbrite is the world's largest, fastest growing social commerce company. We empower anyone to host successful live experiences of any type or size by providing an easy way to manage, promote and sell out the event. Eventbrite brings together transactions with social interactions to allow events to live, flourish and take flight anywhere online. The net result is an intensely social transaction experience that at once helps events sell out, while creating a whirlwind of conversation and social engagement around them. Eventbrite is the engine for a new generation of live experiences. Eventbrite is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital. For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com.
Melissa Biles or Melissa Klein