givezooks!, Inc. and Network for Good Partner to Take Charitable Fundraising Events Online for Nonprofits
Santa Barbara, CA – September 21, 2010 - givezooks!, Inc. and Network for Good today announced their partnership wherein Network for Good will offer a private-label version of givezooks! Events, an online fundraising events solution, called EventsNow. This product offering is immediately available to all small-to medium-sized nonprofits across the U.S.
Network for Good’s EventsNow leverages the power of social fundraising in an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that increases event attendance and donations. With EventsNow, 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
- Send custom thank you and tax emails to ticket buyers and donors
- Track event performance through an easy-to-use Event Dashboard
- Takes advantage of Network for Good’s donation processing engine which allows nonprofits to accept ticket fees and donations online removing the need for a nonprofit to set up its own merchant account
- Offers the safety and security of Network for Good’s service: It is accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and meets all 20 of its standards for charity accountability.
“We are pleased to be able to respond to our customers’ growing request for online events fundraising capability with EventsNow,” says Bill Strathmann, CEO of Network for Good. “Filling this niche in an easy-to-use and affordable way reinforces our commitment to providing nonprofits with effective, trustworthy and user-friendly online services. This service is the next logical piece to add to Network for Good’s suite of services, which currently includes DonateNow for donation processing and EmailNow for email outreach.”
“This agreement acknowledges the market need for a purpose-built offering for nonprofit event fundraising, as well as Network for Good’s recognition of our industry leading events offering,” says givezooks! CEO Carol Schrader. “Designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, EventsNow allows nonprofits to easily publish and promote their fundraising events online where their supporters can sponsor the event, purchase tickets and/or make donations. givezooks! is proud to announce our partnership with Network for Good, the leader in online fundraising for nonprofits in the US today.”
EventsNow is immediately available and nonprofits can sign up by calling (888) 284-7978, x1 to speak with a member of the Network for Good team. The service has no set-up or monthly subscription fee. Instead, 5.5% (inclusive of credit card fees) plus $.99 is deducted from each transaction made for donations, attendee ticket purchases, or sponsorship ticket purchases.
Learn more via upcoming webinars or at www.networkforgood.org
About Network for Good
Network for Good, an independent nonprofit organization, makes it easy to support any charity, anywhere online by offering simple, affordable and effective online fundraising services, including donation processing, online events, email outreach and surveys. To foster continued growth in online fundraising, Network for Good provides free tools and expertise in online giving through the site Fundraising123.org so that small and medium sized charities can see bigger returns on their online marketing efforts. Network for Good has processed over $400 million in donations for more than 65,000 nonprofits since its 2001 founding by AOL, Cisco and Yahoo!
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, Red Cross of Santa Barbara, Girls, Inc., Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and multiple independent and private schools.
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