Once signed up with NYCharities.org, you simply log in using your Login and Password. In your account management tool, you will to to the option to activate E-ticketing. You are able to start setting up your first invitation with no HTML knowledge. It is helpful in the description field to have some basic knowledge of HTML, but it is not required. Once you have filled in the designated fields, you will be asked whether the event is free or paid. If it is a free event, the process is done, if it is a paid event, you will be given a second screen that walks you through adding ticket levels, prices and tax deductible amounts.
Once your event is set up and approved, it will automatically be added to the NYCharities.org events calendar. Any person wishing to sign up for your event through our events calendar simply does so by accessing the calendar through our homepage, and clicking on the appropriate date. When your event nears, it will show up on the short list of events right on the homepage.
Yes, only events with an invitation in the E-ticketing tool appear in NYCharities.org events calendar.
NYCharities.org has designed a unique self-publishing tool, which charities can easily use on their own to create invitations for their workshops, for their educational events, or for fundraisers. This tool is an efficient, effective, free solution especially suitable for charity events. Some of the key service differentiations are:
1. No advertising. We do not distract your donors with ads.
2. Simple and easy step-by-step process for your staff to deploy.
3. Your donors dont need to register for the service before ordering tickets.
4. A low 3% credit card transaction fee is all that is charged.
5. Free events are not charged.
No. Unlike other ticketing services, we do not lock you into a term contract. The service is active for the period of the event.
Currently, there are no monthly fees, commission charges, or setup fees for regular E-ticketing services.
We process Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
NYCharities deducts a standard credit card transaction fee (3%) which approximates the amount that we must pay to credit card companies to carry out online transactions. So if your ticket buyer makes a $100 purchase, $97 is sent to your charity.
Savings to your charity include the costs of paper, postage, printed invitations, data entry, check writing, telephone calls, and all of the staff time required to manually solicit and process ticket sales. You benefit from also knowing that your patrons are able to purchase tickets 24x7, and that they have access to online and telephone customer support during regular business days.
Your donors appreciate that their time is being respected. E-ticketing is one of the fastest, easiest ways for patrons to purchase tickets.
You can review your ticket sales in your Account Management Tool in real time (any time, day or night) using your organizations Login and Password. You may also download your ticket sales information into an Excel file with the press of a button.
Your donors credit cards are processed through NYCharities.orgs merchant account. Credit card processing is secure, instantaneous, and your donors receive an immediate confirmation of their ticket(s), plus assurance that their privacy is respected. Payment to your charity is done at the same time each month that donations are sent to each charity. Events ticketing reports are created separately from regular donations reports.
Charities are using our events ticketing tool for everything from free educational workshops, to small fundraisers, to large scale award dinners. Admission can be either General, or by levels of ticket amounts. You are able to fully describe what your donor receives for each ticket purchased.
The self-publishing tool is very flexible. If you have no knowledge of HTML, you can still set up an invitation on your own, using normal "Word" formatting. If you have knowledge of HTML, you will be able to insert code into the events ticketing screen which allows you to create a highly polished invitation.
All electronic receipts have a transaction ID which is a unique number automatically generated within our system. Our system also provides a downloadable real-time Microsoft Excel file of all registrations to your event. You are able to print out an up-to-date version of your ticket sales just prior to your event in order to check the validity of ticket purchasers at the event.
Once your screen is set up and activated, the url can be found by simply viewing your event page. The url will will always begin the same and end in a unique event ID, for example: http://www.nycharities.org/event/event.asp?CE_ID=(event ID).
This link will never change.
No, we review each event to make sure all information is accurate and the screens are being used properly. Please allow 2-3 business days for your event to become active and be listed under your events list.