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GuideStar + Eventbrite = Cost-Effective Events for Nonprofits

guidestar-plus-eventbrite-equals-cost-effective-nonprofit-events_Eventbrite.gifGuideStar is excited to announce a new partnership with Eventbrite, which will provide GuideStar Exchange participants with a major reduction in Eventbrite service fees so that they can manage their events and ticket sales with less impact on their own budgets.

Eventbrite is an online ticketing and registration platform that enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event—from fundraisers and seminars to sold-out concerts and conferences. The standard Eventbrite service fee is 2.5% + $0.99 per ticket (credit card processing fees also apply). Yet, through this partnership, Eventbrite is offering a special incentive discount exclusively to Gold, Silver, and Bronze GuideStar Exchange participants! (Eventbrite has no other program of this kind.)

  • Gold—Completely waived Eventbrite Service fees*
  • Silver—Reduced Eventbrite Service fees: 0.75% (70% off!) + $0.99 per ticket*
  • Bronze—Reduced Eventbrite Service fees: 1.5% (40% off!) + $0.99 per ticket*

We encourage nonprofits to take advantage of this benefit, especially as organizations plan their end-of-year fundraising events.

What Is the GuideStar Exchange?


The GuideStar Exchange gives nonprofits a chance to tell their own stories, in their own way. It is the only national program that allows nonprofits to supplement the public information that is available from the IRS.

The GuideStar Exchange is made up of Bronze, Silver, and Gold participation levels that reward nonprofits based on the amount of information they share with the public via GuideStar. The GuideStar Exchange is free; open to nonprofits of all sizes, locations, and missions; and designed to connect nonprofits with donors, funders, and other stakeholders through information sharing. The program was recently revamped to benefit all nonprofits regardless of experience, impact, or revenue and to reward all participants that are committed to nonprofit transparency.

How to Take Advantage of the Benefit

If you are already a Gold-, Silver-, or Bronze-level GuideStar Exchange participant, log in, visit our Manage Nonprofit Reports page, and click the Benefits link. You'll go to your organization's GuideStar Exchange Benefits page, from which you can access all of your benefits, including your new Eventbrite discount.

*Standard Eventbrite Service fees are 2.5% + $.99 per ticket. Please note that standard credit card processing fees still apply. Eventbrite offer valid only for new customers through December 31, 2014.

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Topics: Nonprofit Leadership and Practice