Case Study: DeMolay International

About DeMolay International

DeMolay International is a non-profit organization that holds many types of events all over the country. People come from all over the world to attend the Demolay International Annual Convention, which is an event that aims to prepare young men for happy and successful lives through character building and leadership training over the course of a weekend. From registering for the convention, to paying for meals and hotel rooms, there is a lot of thought and planning that goes into this event.

Challenge

As a non-profit, DeMolay International was having trouble finding an online platform that would allow for them to design a detailed registration form at a very low price. They needed their form to be dynamic and customizable, and they needed to ask attendees questions based on which tickets they were choosing. DeMolay also wanted to use their current Authorize.net merchant account to accept credit card payments, and they wanted everything to be very user friendly and easy.

Solution

DeMolay International decided to take advantage of Eventbee’s custom events pages. They needed to offer a wide variety of options to attendees, and Eventbee was the perfect fit. They could set up an event page for people to register for the event, reserve hotel rooms, pay for meals, and answer questions related to the purchase. Eventbee made it possible to handle all of these tasks in a simple and efficient manner.

They also took advantage of Eventbee’s flexible credit card processing capabilities. Now, DeMolay International could use their existing Authorize.net account to process payments for their event tickets. Eventbee also supports by Paypal, Braintree, and Stripe credit card processing.

Eventbee’s discount for non-profit organizations was also a huge help to the company. DeMolay International was able to take advantage of the “Eventbee for Common Good” program, which aims to help non-profit organizations save money on online ticketing. Eventbee offers a 25% discount for 501c3 non-profit organizations. This was perfect for DeMolay International.

The company also enjoys the fact that Eventbee has a great customer service staff that can always help. They stated that “The customer service staff is excellent and they were always able to answer my questions or provide a solution when asked.” Eventbee is perfect for DeMolay International because they value the fact that they can give unlimited options, while keeping their costs low.

“The customer service staff is excellent and they were always able to answer my questions or provide a solution when asked.” -Gary Denklau, DeMolay International

Features Used:

  • Event Page Customization
  • Flexible Credit Card Processing
  • Different Ticket Types
  • Ticket Level Questions
  • Custom Registration Form

Eventbee Launches Event Register App on Ning

We are super excited to announce availability of Event Register App on Ning.

By joining forces with Ning, Eventbee’s Event Register App is now available to more than 1.5 million Ning Networks and 33 million Ning Network members.

We have been working very closely with Ning for a while in getting this App on Ning platform. Event Register App runs within Ning as a native application, and has complete event management functionality generally available at eventbee.com. Ning Network Creators now can add Event Register App to Ning Networks to sell tickets, collect payments, and create the perfect social experience around their events.

To see Event Register App, please visit the Ning Apps Directory: http://about.ning.com/ningapps

We already have Event Register App on Facebook (http://apps.facebook.com/eventregister), with this launch we solidify our lead in Social Ticketing space while bringing disruptive $1 flat fee per ticket sale regardless of ticket price and currency model to the millions of users around world!

Here is the complete text of the Press Release:

Eventbee Launches Event Register App on Ning, the Social Platform for Interests and Passions Online

With Eventbee’s Event Register App, Ning Apps empower even more flexibility and customization to support interests and passions online.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2009 — Eventbee, Inc., the online Event Management software company trusted by thousands of event managers and attendees, announced today the availability of Event Register App on Ning, the social platform for interests and passions online. By joining forces with Ning, Eventbee’s Event Register App is now available to more than 1.5 million Ning Networks and 33 million Ning Network members. Ning Network Creators now have even greater choice over the features and applications they can add to Ning Networks to create the perfect social experience for a given topic, interest or passion. Today, Ning Apps are available for e-commerce, information, education, causes and entertainment. To see Event Register App, please visit the Ning Apps Directory: http://about.ning.com/ningapps

Ning Network Creators now can add Event Register App to Ning Networks to sell tickets, collect payments, and create the perfect social experience around their events. Event Register App runs within Ning as a native application, and has complete event management functionality generally available at eventbee.com. Ning Apps extend the Ning Platform by providing more than 90 new diverse and rich applications like Event Register for Ning Network Creators. With Ning Apps, a Ning Network Creator can now add Event Register App to expand the functionality of their Ning Network and increase engagement by their members.

“The FAME World Tour hosts over 75 annual events in multiple countries around the world, and our community website http://www.bodyproud.org is built on the Ning Platform. Powering our events with Eventbee’s Event Register App streamlines event management while giving a seamless registration experience to our attendees” said Jeffrey Kippel, President & Founder, FAME World Tour. “Eventbee has definitely increased ticket sales within the Body Proud Community and dealing with the Eventbee team has been a pleasure” said Mindy Blackstien, President & Founder, Body Proud

The Event Register App leverages the Ning Platform to create a seamless user experience, and the Latest Activity feed feature to create a viral ticket selling phenomenon to increase ticket sales.

Notable highlights of Event Register Application:

  • Single click ticket purchase and payment processing within Ning Networks
  • Complete event management functionality within Ning Networks
  • Supports PayPal and Eventbee credit card processing
  • $1 FLAT fee per ticket sale, regardless of ticket price and currency

The Ning Platform provides a new way for Event Register App to reach more people, faster. Rather than being added by individual members, when a Ning Network Creator adds Event Register App to their Ning Network, by default it’s available to all members automatically, regardless of whether a Ning Network has 100, 1,000 or 1 million members.

“Ning is committed to being the social platform for the world’s interests and passions,” said Jay Parikh, senior vice president of product engineering. “Event Register App is a great example of the innovative and creative set of diverse features Ning Apps offer the more than 33 million members of Ning Networks today.”

About Eventbee

Eventbee, Inc., provides state-of-the-art web-based event management and event promotion tools to the Events Industry. Since 2003, over 8000+ Event Managers have sold tickets using the Eventbee Platform. Eventbee operates with the single mission of maximizing ticket sales while providing easy to use web-based software to the Events Industry.

Press Contact:
Angela Rio
angela@eventbee.com
408 310 6768
http://www.eventbee.com

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