Using Eventbrite to manage your event registration webinar by Teresa Nguyen and Viqui Dill

This webinar was recorded.
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Thanks again for attending and special thanks to Teresa Nguyen, Viqui Dill, Steven Jong, and Elaine Gilliam for pulling together this CAC event.

About the webinar

Eventbrite is a handy tool for managing events, registrations, and communications. Many STC communities use Eventbrite for face-to-face events as well as online webinars.

In this webinar, two STC community leaders share tips, tricks, and lessons learned for using Eventbrite for both in-person and virtual events. Topics include:

  • Setting up your account
  • Gathering feedback from attendees
  • Posting to your website
  • Emailing your community
  • Questions and answers

This webinar will be recorded.

About the audience

This webinar is for STC community leaders, past, present and future. Community leaders, event managers, program managers, webmasters, and future volunteers are encouraged to register and attend online or watch the recording.

About the speakers 

Teresa Nguyen 

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Teresa volunteers as Secretary of the North Texas Lone Star Chapter. She coordinates and promotes the chapter’s activities through Eventbrite, social media, and MailChimp email campaigns. She will share tips on how to set up your Eventbrite account, and discuss ways to gather feedback from attendees.

Teresa spends her free time rock climbing, hiking, shooting hoops, writing, and reading voraciously. You can reach her on Twitter @TechnicallyT or email her at teresa.nguyen12@gmail.com.

     

                

Viqui Dill 

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Viqui is the program manager for the IDL SIG and volunteers for the Washington DC – Baltimore chapter. She learned how to use Eventbrite from the experts in WDCB who have been using Eventbrite for face-to-face events for several years. Viqui has tried new things, made a lot of mistakes, and discovered a few best practices. She will share tips and tricks and lessons learned with you in this webinar.

Viqui describes herself as “Technical writer, wife and mom, bass player, worship leader. I’m happiest when folks sing along with me.” Contact Viqui at programs@stcidlsig.org.

Register on Eventbrite

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Leveraging Nonprofit Status for US Members

You may be aware the STC is not-for-proft*, but did you realize that your chapter is included in that non-profit status? Being a nonprofit affords certain advantages, such as filling out an extremely simplified tax form. However, you may not have been aware of some of the other benefits the nonprofit status grants your chapter. If your chapter president or treasurer does not have a copy of the STC nonprofit form, contact STC community relations to ask for a digital copy.

Note: SIGs are chartered differently than chapters, and some of these tips may not apply to them, such as the Donations and AmazonSmile tip.

  • Discounted fees on PayPal and Eventbrite. If you fax them proof of your nonprofit status, their fees will be reduced for your transactions.
  • Special bank account rates. If you prove to your bank or credit union that your community is nonprofit, you may be eligible for fee-free accounts, or discounts on your fees. If your bank still charges fees, shop around for a bank that doesn’t charge.
  • Set up a donation button using PayPal and put it on your community website. As a nonprofit, your community can accept donations, and the donors can claim it as a charitable gift.
  • Set up AmazonSmile to gain money from purchases on Amazon.com. AmazonSmile is a free service that takes a percentage of your Amazon purchases and gives it to a registered nonprofit. Whoever selects your chapter as their charity will automatically make free donations to it whenever they purchase items on Amazon.com. A search on smile.amazon.com for “society for technical communication” brings up many results, all for different communities along with the main STC organization.

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Take these ideas to the bank and start saving and earning today!