You can now easily drag and drop ticket groups to re-arrange the order in which they appear on your ticket event website and in the ticket purchase path. To re-order your ticket groups, go to the Ticket Event Wizard >> Step 2. Using the left-hand drag icon, re-arrange your ticket groups. Click Save Sort Order […]
Ticket Groups and Levels Blog Series GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to display the ticket options to potential ticket buyers. Ticket options are categorized into groups and levels. A ticket group is a category of ticket levels that correspond to part or all of a ticket event. At least one ticket group is required. Ticket levels are a sub-category of ticket groups, […]
GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to display the ticket options to potential ticket buyers. Ticket options are categorized into groups and levels. A ticket group is a category of ticket levels that correspond to part or all of a ticket event. At least one ticket group is required. Ticket levels are a sub-category of […]
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. Here […]
Setting up Ticket Groups and Levels GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to create ticket options for potential attendees. Ticket options are categorized into groups and levels. A ticket group is a category of ticket levels that correspond to part or all of a ticket event. At least one ticket group is required. Ticket levels […]
Setting Up a Multi-Day Event Multi-day events, like festivals, are easy to set up on GiveSignup’s ticket platform. Most multi-day events choose to create ticket groups for each day of the event, with ticket levels for variants like times, adult/child pricing, or even location. Example Setup for a Multi-Day Festival This is one way to […]
We have just released a new feature for ticket events. There is now an option in the event wizard to automatically hide ticket groups or ticket levels that are sold out on the event page or the ticket purchase screen. It is located in Step 3 (Purchase) under Waiver and Other Registration Settings. Here is […]
We implemented fuzzy search logic in the Group/Team search to make it easier to find teams in large races.
We updated the Group and Team listing to include just the First Name and last Initial based on user feedback.
RunSignUp Results has a flexible system for setting up and automatically calculating divisions. The most common type is Age Groups as shown on the right. We just added a Quick Age Group Setup capability (the button on right in the screen shot on the right). You set the lowest age and the highest age and […]
RunSignUp offers three different ways to group people together: Groups/Teams – this is a generic grouping mechanism that allows for things as diverse as Triathlon relay teams to social groups of people to get together. Corporate Teams – this is a powerful way to allow organizations to set up teams that they pay for and […]
We have completed the new Video How To’s for Groups and Teams. All your questions are answered: How to Set Up Race Groups http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOfkdbZ8qig How to Set Up Race Group Pricing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8O1vKjEkW4 How to Assign Race Group Bibs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqXcZdhlHm0 How to Create a New Race Group (for Race Directors) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjF7mR8phNM How to View/Edit Race Groups […]
We have posted the Groups/Teams manual for Race Directors. Groups and Teams Manual for Race Directors This includes explanations on: How to Set up Race Groups How to Set up Race Group Pricing How to Assign Race Group Bibs How to Create a New Race Group How to View Groups
We recently added a feature that is great for races that have a lot of group or team events and you want to offer special group pricing when they sign up together. In the example at the right, you will see there are individual, 2 person and 4 person teams. These teams can sign up […]
Most race directors hire timers. And all timers have scoring software – most commonly RunScore and Race Director. Those packages are typically used to set up things like age groups so that the top 3 runners in an age group are called out in the results. The example on the right is how RunScore can […]
Feature Updates Auto-Save Timer Info Fields now will pull from RunSignup Timer Account Info. The Questions Contact Email, Results Timer Name, Results Timer URL, and Questions Contact URL will now be prefilled with the data that you have set up on your Timer Dashboard under Settings > Timer Info. You can change these values as […]
One of our Year End Wrap-up Blogs. Others include 2022 Year in Review, 2022 Availability Report, Company Strategy, TicketSignup 2022 Product Recap, RunSignup 2023 Product Plan, and TicketSignup Product Roadmap. Also, here is our 2023 Roadmap Webinar. One of the things we pride ourselves on is the concept of Continuous Improvement. Since the fundamental thing […]
There is a new component for Email V2 that allows you to feature a set of images in a group. You can choose the number of images in a row, add hyperlinks, and a heading. This is perfect for featuring your sponsors with easy links to their websites in your Email Marketing. It can also […]
This Timer Tip Tuesday covers the process for renewing events in RaceDay Scoring. This is a quick session that dives into the setup categories that auto copy and those fields that may need adjusting.
On this Thanksgiving Eve, we wanted to take a little time to say our thanks as a team! Here are 20 things we’re thankful about this year. 1. Thanks to Our Customers (that’s YOU!) First and foremost, we are SO THANKFUL for our customers. Our business only exists because of your business, and we’re thankful […]
Part of Bob’s continued ramblings. There have been tons of layoffs recently in the technology sector. The major factor driving this is a shift from investor perspectives of value on growth vs. profitability. And that was driven by very low interest rates. That is not the point of this blog, but just to follow that […]
Events are the best way for breweries to increase foot traffic, drive sales, engage with existing customers, and get new people to your brewery. While the beer industry grew just 1% in 2021, the craft brewer industry continues to experience higher growth rates, expanding by 8% in 2021 according to the 2021 Annual Craft Brewing Production Report. […]
We’re shaking things up this winter and heading out on the road to meet more of our customers! After evaluating our internal events goals, we have decided to forego our Winter Symposium in lieu of a series of smaller events in more corners of the country. This Roadshow will allow us to connect with customers […]
We continue the series on strategies to Increase Registrations with Pricing strategies by focusing on ways to apply discount incentives to encourage group participation and tap into the social nature that is the foundation of endurance events. This post covers two of the approaches available for race organizers using RunSignup’s registration platform: Multi Person pricing and Group/Team discounts. Both build in incentives for participants to encourage others to participate in the event with them greatly expanding your reach.
Below is a recorded webinar on The Advantage of Fundraising. This session offers some valuable information on how fundraising can help increase revenue and registrations and how to take advantage of these tools within your RunSignup dashboard.
Why Every Race Should Consider Adding Teams Below is a recorded webinar recently held that covered the benefits of offering team/group registration options and examples of how this can be deployed using RunSignup’s features and tools available to our customers. If you are wanting to increase registrations, teams are what we like to call a […]
We release an annual RaceTrends Report each winter to provide a thorough assessment of the state of the endurance and fundraising events industry. This year, as the industry adapts to a post-pandemic world, we pulled a reduced round of midyear data to help event organizers better understand the current state of the industry. The Data The data […]
This week we welcomed race directors and timers from across the country to Philadelphia for our 2022 Summer Symposium. After several years without an event, it was a joy to see so many familiar customers, meet new people in the industry, and learn about the amazing events our community is organizing. If you missed the […]
Q2 2022 saw several trends: Races are down about 20% from their 2019 numbers, and 25% of races over 500 participants in 2019 are not back and likely not returning RunSignup has seen continued market share growth Registration vendors are getting very aggressive given the shrinkage in the market RunSignup / GiveSignup Peer to Peer […]
Feature Updates Report Template Import/Export Support You can now import and export report template packages between computers. This is helpful if you have a set of templates that you typically use that you want to move over to another computer. Added the Ability to Renew a Scoring Setup. There is a new option in the […]
An Example of Best Practices Applied Most running, walking, and cycling events serve a fundraising function for important services to support our communities like the Autism Society of Central Virginia’s 5K Challenge. ASCV has multiple ways its raises funds to support its growing programs, and reports that their 5K challenge is its largest annual fundraiser. […]
The recorded webinar below offers and overview and product demo of the latest advancements in the RaceDay CheckIn app.
In a world where everything is getting more expensive, is it time race directors bite the bullet and increased prices? Race Directors Hub just hosted an episode of the #HeadStart podcast where guests covered this very topic.
We are excited to announce the newest release of the RaceDay CheckIn App offering events greater race day efficiencies. Available for Android and iOS devices, the new release of the free RaceDay Check-In app is one of the most valued technology products used by races across the country with an expected two million check-ins this year as races return to pre-pandemic activity levels. RunSignup’s RaceDay CheckIn App’s latest version offers advantages with tighter integration with registration data, improved setup configurations options, fundraising and donation status, related team check-ins, and new intelligent check-in features. RunSignup’s RaceDay CheckIn app is designed for race organizers and volunteers to deliver an efficient race day check-in experience and overcome challenges associated with participant congestion and disparate data.
Looking for a way to sell tickets for your upcoming conference, seminar, or class? TicketSignup makes it easy to sell tickets for a variety of educational events of all sizes, including: A Leadership Speaker Series A Hybrid Symposium with virtual and in-person options An In-Person Runner Safety and Self Defense Class A Virtual Cooking Class […]
We have been doing the race registration market analysis every 6 months for many years. Last September we stated things were returning to normal, only to be interrupted by the Omicron wave which impacted numbers in December thru March. We will dive in more below. Update Note: We announced the acquisition of the Lightbox Registration […]
TicketSignup has a lot of fancy features to enhance your event website and promote your event, but we know that the most important thing is for you to be able to sell tickets, fast. If you have a simple setup, you can get your event up and ready for sales in just 5 minutes. This […]
You know your event is awesome, and now it’s time to spread the word and sell more tickets. If you are familiar with the marketing tools on RunSignup, you’ll find a lot of overlap here. Successful strategies for marketing your ticket event rely on branding, easy communications, and social connections. 1. Free Websites What is […]
With the introduction of TicketSignup earlier this month, we’ve had an influx of questions from customers, including the most basic one: what type of events use TicketSignup’s Ticket Events instead of RunSignup’s Registration Events? The answer is: many! Ticket events include everything from corn mazes and holiday light shows to luncheons and free events. This […]
Bryan Jenkins returned to the screen with a (renamed) perennial favorite: a rapid-fire review of all the key settings and features that customers frequently overlook. With 75+ items, there’s something for everyone! Find something you want to learn more about? Check out the (many) resources below. More Resources…. Managing Your Race Single Sign On On […]
As work through our data for the upcoming 2021 RaceTrends report (coming soon!), we noticed one decidedly consistent trend: December, January, and February always have the fewest number of events. We know, it’s cold, there’s weather, holiday travel takes over, and it’s hard to get people out for a 5K. But that doesn’t mean you […]
We have released the third phase of our project to provide our organizers with the ability to offer more flexible Gender Options. This ongoing project will make it easier for events to provide more inclusive registration options without disrupting any of your historical event data. We have seen an increase in events that want flexible […]
The two most important communication and marketing capabilities we provide our customers are websites and emails. (See an example website we host with our first-generation website hosting for The Woodlands Marathon here). We are working (very hard) on rolling out a new generation of each over the course of 2022. We explained the plan for […]
While events continue to trend back towards in-person (or at least hybrid), don’t neglect the virtual option that’s truly built to last: virtual challenges. A virtual challenge is typically a longer-term event (weeks to months) in which a larger goal is achieved through many days of activity and the winner is the first person to […]
We have just released the second phase of a four phase effort to more fully support more flexible gender options beyond the M and F categories that have traditionally been used by the endurance community. This ongoing project will make it easier for events to provide more inclusive registration options without disrupting any of your […]
Looking to catch up with someone from the GiveSignup | RunSignup team? Whether you’re a long-standing loyal customer or just looking to have some questions answered, we’d love to hear from you! Meet us In-Person! We have a few upcoming conferences that we expect to attend in the coming months. Are you going? We’d love […]
Money talks. Offering a discount to your event can be a significant motivator to get curious onlookers over the hump and turn them into participants. But it’s important to be strategic about your discounts and ensure you don’t undersell the value you provide. The three main tenets: Keep it simple. Don’t make people do complex […]
Dive into any online forum for race directors, like the RD Hub on Facebook, and there’s one line of discussion you’ll always find: frustration with participants who ask the same questions over and over again. Better website content can eliminate emails – and make it easier to copy/paste answers and links for questions that do […]
Guest Blog by Ann Conway, CEO of Bird. Bird has built an integration with RunSignup so participants can join a training program during race registration. There are a million running apps and training plans out there, but we know that runners aren’t looking for more data, they need motivation, accountability and support when training for […]
This is not a panic blog. This is a calm, reminder blog: Yes, there is still some uncertainty going into the fall. But it’s OK! You’re ready for this. You’ve got this. As we see some changes in behavior and requirements around spikes of the Delta variant of COVID-19, we’re getting a lot of questions […]