Gala: Tickets and Ticket Groups Setup Example

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Tickets and Ticket Groups

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.

Setting Up Your Gala with GiveSignup Ticket Events

Galas are common nonprofit ticket events, and they are an excellent source of revenue for nonprofits because gala attendees generally expect to pay a high price for their ticket. Our flexible nonprofit ticketing platform allows you to create as many different price levels or purchase periods as you need for your event. You can create a simple setup, like this one: 

This example has only one ticket setup. This would be an easy solution for a simple gala event that has only one type of ticket, and can be setup quickly via the Simple Wizard. But ticket groups and levels can also be used for other functions of your event, like in this more complex example:

Here, the Individual Ticket is in it’s own ticket grou and you have two additional ticket groups: Reserve a Table and Become a Sponsor.  In this example, you click on Register in the upper right corner of the site to see all the tickets within each ticket group.

For the Reserve a Table ticket group, both the tickets are set to require the number of tickets purchased at that level to be a multiple of the number of seats at the table (8 and 12). That setting is found on your dashboard under Tickets >> Setup and clicking on the ticket you want to update.

Flexible Gala Setups

With this setup, ticket buyers have multiple options to choose from, and the nonprofit can collect sponsorship payments right through their event website. This flexibility is a core element of our technology for nonprofits. Every fundraising event is different, so we give your nonprofit the ability to configure your ticket groups and ticket levels in a way that works for you.

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