givezooks! Adds Events Management to Powerful Social Fundraising Platform
Unique new capabilities help nonprofits promote, sell more tickets and sponsorships, collect more donations, reduce costs and assure success of their fundraising events

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2010—givezooks! Inc. today announced the addition of givezooks! Events to its Social Fundraising platform. Designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, givezooks! Events allows nonprofits to easily publish and promote their fundraising events online where their supporters can sponsor the event, purchase tickets and/or make donations. “We were able to publish our event online in less than an hour,” said Lori Willis, director of advancement at Bishop Garcia Diego High School. “We are most excited about the opportunity to showcase our local sponsors in a variety of ways. Not only do they show up on our event page, but they are also featured on our Facebook Page, our e-invitations and reminders.” givezooks! Events leverages the power of social fundraising in an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that increases event attendance and donations. With givezooks! Events, nonprofit organizations can:

  • 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.
  • Donations flow directly to the nonprofits through a myriad of supported payment gateways.
“givezooks! Events makes life simpler by letting us focus on the actual event while givezooks! provides an easy and attractive way to sell tickets and promote our sponsors,” said Gina Benesh, vice president of development at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. “givezooks! even automatically sends a custom tax letter to all donors and attendees highlighting the tax-deductible portion of their purchase.” ”With the addition of givezooks! Events, we offer the most comprehensive social fundraising platform for community-based nonprofits,” said Carol Schrader, CEO and co-founder of givezooks! “Our customers can implement their entire online fundraising strategy with our Campaigns, Wish Lists, Events and Grassroots fundraisers. By offering a wide variety of ways to fundraise online, our customers can reach new donors, and improve their marketing outreach while enjoying operational efficiency.” Nonprofits can get started with the givezooks! Social Fundraising platform for as little as $129 per month. This includes an unlimited number of fundraisers, donors and donations. There is also a small transaction fee charged for all Event tickets sold which amounts to 2.0% per ticket (with a maximum of $19.95 per ticket). givezooks! Events is currently available via a Private Beta program and is being used by a limited number of nonprofits. It will be generally available on February 4, 2010. For more information, please visit our website or signup for a free webinar. About givezooks! ( 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, American Red Cross, Girls, Inc., Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and multiple independent and private schools.

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