Small-scale fundraising events: Spaghetti Dinners and Pancake Breakfasts
GiveSignup ticket events are great for small and simple fundraisers, like pancake breakfasts and spaghetti dinners, because our platform is flexible and free. You can set up your events on GiveSignup, pass on the processing fees, and generate additional revenue for your nonprofit for no cost.
GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to display the ticket options to potential ticket buyers. In addition to adding unlimited tickets during the Wizard, for complex events, you can enable Advanced Ticket Setup from your dashboard and organize your tickets into ticket groups. A ticket group is a category of tickets that corresponds to part or all of a ticketed event. Tickets are the sub-category of ticket groups used to create different options or variants, such as times or prices. Tickets are created in the Simple Ticket Wizard (although you can add more later), while ticket groups are enabled via Tickets >> Advanced Tickets on your ticket dashboard, and then edited from Tickets >> Ticket Groups.
Here is an example of how to use ticket groups and tickets to set up a simple fundraising dinner.
This event requires only a single ticket group with two tickets. The pricing is different for the Adult and Child tickets:
- If your nonprofit does small monthly events like dinners, you could create 12 ticket groups and manage ticket purchases from one event website (instead of having to create a new event for each month).
- If you need volunteers at your dinner, you could create a ticket group with ticket levels for each task.