RunSignup May Newsletter

Top News: RunSignup for Nonprofits Early Adopter Program

More than 8,000 RunSignup customers are nonprofits, and more than 95% are connected to a nonprofit in some way. Our customers have been telling us that they want to use RunSignup’s free all-in-one platform and low processing fees for their nonprofit events, websites, and donation and fundraising campaigns. We are making that possible with three exciting new features for nonprofits:

  • Nonprofit Ticket Events are designed to handle fundraising events like spaghetti dinners, golf outings and galas that need built-in donations and referral capabilities, but not fully-powered registration.
  • Donation Websites give nonprofits free and beautiful websites to collect one-time and recurring donations, with flexibility for unlimited donation and fundraising campaigns. 
  • Nonprofit Dashboard gives your nonprofit a place to connect, access, and analyze data and engage supporters across ticket events, donation websites, and races. 

You can check out our  RunSignup for Nonprofits Webinar for more information. Want early access to these new features before they are publicly available in July? Apply for the  Adopter Access here

Best of the Blog: Industry Updates

RunSignup Growth Plans

Why the focus on RunSignup for Nonprofits? We’ve always believed in creating a better experience for our customers, and our growth allows us to add resources for our nonprofit customers while continuing to create innovative technology for the endurance community.

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Facebook Fundraising for your Nonprofit Race

Facebook has changed the peer-to-peer fundraising roadmap. We encourage nonprofits to take advantage of Facebook’s social reach and no processing fees – and it’s easy to manually sync your Facebook fundraising data with RunSignup.

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Evenbrite Lessons for Endurance Industry

Eventbrite reported their first quarter earnings, and there are a few lessons. We drew a few conclusions about the cost of acquisitions, and believe the current Evenbrite valuation is more reasonable than their $3.4B valuation after their IPO. We do predict a growth rebound is on the horizon.

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What’s New with the ’18 Community Grant Winners

Meet Band of RunnersReason to Run, and Running for Those Who Can’t – three of the Community Grant recipients from 2018. They shared their progress over the last 10 months and their plans for the future. Don’t forget: there are still two weeks to apply for the 2019 Community Grant!

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More May Blog Updates

RaceJoy Paddles Through Nathan Benderson Park →

RunWise App for Weather-Adjusted Pace Goals →

Education Corner

Webinar: Create a Beautiful Website

Next week, we’re introducing Coverpages, a point and click landing page for your website. Join Sales Lead Bryan Jenkins for a webinar and create your own professional race website in minutes.

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Email Marketing with RunSignup

Looking for a refresher on RunSignup’s email marketing platform and not in the mood for a full webinar or a series of how-to’s? Check out our step-by-step powerpoint and get started emailing!

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Interview with Chuck Spear of RunVermont

Did you know the Vermont City Marathon is the largest marathon relay in the country? Chuck Spear shares how they’ve used the relay to help build a community event, and what tools they find essential.

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RaceJoy Map Building for Ultras, Relays, and Tri’s

Certified Timers can use RaceJoy to provide additional value to their RaceDay services. This webinar details map building for specialized use-cases like ultramarathons, relay races, and triathlons.

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RunSignup Symposium

Beat the Sellout!

It’s just about six weeks until the 2019 RunSignup Symposium, and registration is 70% full. Don’t miss your opportunity to network with your peers, hear from industry experts, and learn to use the latest technology to grow your event.

J͢une 14th is the deadline to book your room in the Host Hotel, and also the final day to register before the price increases. 

Registration and hotel reservations deadlines are both subject to close early in the event of a sellout. 

RunSignup News

Employee Owned vs. Outside Investors

Why is RunSignup employee-owned? We’re here for the long-term, not for the payout. Our structure allows us to build an employee-customer connection, create value, and build recurring revenue, and focus on the technology our customers depend on.

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Expanding Team

In May, we welcomed Jonathan Farrell, a new developer (and frequent marathoner) working in New Jersey. Additionally, seven interns will be working with us throughout the summer in finance, marketing, account management, and development. 

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