29 Awesome Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

Terry Ibele 19 January 2017 2 comments
29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

All the tools you’ll ever need to run a successful event for your nonprofit.

What if you had an army of robots to do all the grunt work for your events?

This isn’t science fiction, this is the reality of many event managers. 

Instead of manually processing registrations, running checks to the bank, or trying to keep track of everything in Excel, they’re using software tools that are acting like robots to do all this for them.

And that’s just the beginning. There are software tools that can do almost anything you can imagine for your events, like helping you create beautiful event invitations, updating your event’s social media, or managing registrations automatically.

Ariana Stecker, a leading expert in the event planning world and the Chief Operating Officer at Save the Date®, an event planning company, says that the top event managers are the ones who leverage technology the most.

For example, she’s seen clients easily raise 20% more funds from their events simply by using software tools to enable online registration and bidding.

She further points out that technology not only makes things easier for event managers, but it’s a better overall experience for the guests too.

If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, read on! There are many great options available for any type of organization.

 

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If you'd like to compare more options, below is a list of 29 more software solutions that can help make managing your events easier. It’s my hope that you discover one or two new tools that are perfectly suited for your organization’s needs.

I’ve sorted everything alphabetically and made it easy see how much each tool costs and what it does.

And, if you’ve got an event coming up soon, make sure to download our must-have Ultimate Event Planning Checklist for associations and clubs.

 

29 More Event Management Software Tools for Nonprofit Events

 

1) 123contactform

  • Event registration form creator
  • Pricing starts at $19/month

123 ContactForm event form software

Create and customize user-friendly registration forms with all the options you could ever need, such as contact fields, feedback fields, quizzes and polls in just minutes. You can start with their free form templates or you can start with a blank form. No coding skills required.

 

2) AllSeated

  • Floorplan creator
  • Free

AllSeated Floorplan Creator

AllSeated is a free planning tool that enables event professionals to easily design floorplans, manage guest lists and meal preferences, organize event timelines, and preview their layout in stunning 3D. Using AllSeated, event professionals can collaborate with their vendors and clients efficiently and effectively, delegating tasks and updating everyone in real-time, allowing them to save countless hours on every event.

 

3) Amilia

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Pricing starts at $50/month

Amilia Event Management Software

Registration, reporting, CRM, fundraising, billing and more, Amilia is a complete event management tool for any organization.

 

4) ASAP

  • Online registration and management software
  • Pricing based on usage, contact for details

ASAP Online registration and management software

ASAP is a turnkey online scheduling and registration tool, designed for communities, schools and businesses to manage their events and classes. Free recorded demo. Free trial.

 

5) Bizzabo

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Contact for pricing. Offers a nonprofit discount

Bizzabo event management software

Bizzabo is an all-in-one event platform that helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences using a beautiful, user friendly platform.

 

6) Brown Paper Tickets

  • Event ticketing plus other services
  • Fee of 3.5% + $0.99 per registration, including delivery and credit card processing.

Brown Paper Tickets

Brown Paper Tickets offers a wide range of services beside easy-to-create and print event tickets. Some of their services include free custom seating charts, barcoded mobile tickets, donation tracking, and fully customized event pages.

 

7) Conftool

  • All-in-one conference management software
  • Free for non-commercial events of up to 150 participants. Contact for pricing beyond these conditions

Conftool conference management software

ConfTool is a web-based event management system developed to support the organization of academic conferences, workshops, congresses and seminars. It supports the the submission, peer-reviewing and scheduling process as well as participant registration, invoicing and management.

 

8) etouches

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Fee per registrant, minimum 1,000 registrants per year. Pricing available upon request

etouches event management software

etouches is a robust online event management service that simplifies registrations while helping you to plan, market and manage even the most complex events. It integrates with SalesForce.com, Cliqbook, Pathable, and other services. Free Trial.

 

9) Event Leaf

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Free for free events. Fee of 5% + $1.00 per registrant for paid events

Event Leaf event management software

Event Lead is a full event management software offering event creation, online registrations, an emailing platform, and many other options like printable event badges.

 

10) Event Wizard

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Two options: Fee of $3.95 per registrant, or $10,000 annual fee with unlimited registrantions

Event Wizard event management software

Event Wizard gives you all the tools you need to quickly create and launch a professional registration presence for any event. No annual fees, no sign-up fees, and no contracts to sign - pay only for what you use.

 

11) Eventbrite for Nonprofits

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Fee of 2% + $0.99 per registrant (5% discount from regular pricing)

Eventbrite for NonProfits event management software

Eventbrite for nonprofits lets you set up an online registration page for your event in minutes. Then, take advantage of Eventbrite's promotional tools to send email invitations or publicize your event on social networks. Their free mobile event management app lets you manage your event and check in guests, anywhere.


12) EventMobi

  • Event mobile app creator
  • Contact for pricing

EventMobi event mobile app creator

Easily create an app for your event attendees with EventMobi. Their Content Manager gives you the control you need to customize and update your app on the fly. Features include in-app sponsorship features, personalized profiles for attendees, in-app chat, unlimited users, and full analytics.

 

13) Eventzilla

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Free for free events. Fee of $1.00 per registrant for paid events

EventZilla event management software

Eventzilla offers a complete event registration and ticketing platform for classes, conferences, fundraisers, social events and more. Features include barcode ticket scanning, box office management, print-at-home tickets, mobile ticketing, and reserved seating options.

 

14) Evite

  • Online invitation software
  • Free with ads. Premium, ad-free invitations available starting at $5 for 15 invitations

Evite online invitation software

Evite lets you create and send an online invitation for any event in just a few steps. They offer hundreds of templates to choose from, plus many additional features including polls, gifts, photo sharing, RSVP tracking, and comments from guests.

 

15) Formsite

  • Online form software
  • Free for light user. Pricing starts at $14.95/month

Formsite online form software

Formsite is an online form builder that lets you create secure and awesome web forms, order forms, and surveys with just your browser. Start a 14-day Pro Trial or open a Free account today.

 

16) Hootsuite

  • Social media scheduling software
  • Free for light use. Pricing starts at $9.99 with a 50% discount for nonprofits

Hootsuite social media scheduling software

Schedule all your event promotions on social media in advance with Hootsuite. It integrates with all your social profiles like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Wordpress and LinkedIn. Monitor your social accounts and easily see what others are talking about. 

 

17) ImpactFlow

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Free for free events. Fee of 2.9% + $0.30 per ticket plus 2.2% credit card processing fees

ImpactFlow event management software

ImpactFlow has everything you need to create, sell tickets for, manage, and promote your events. Features include customized ticket pages, full event analytics, a nonprofit sponsor matcher, and a social media amplifier.

 

18) LiveTweetApp

  • Software to display live tweets from attendees onto a screen
  • $40 per day

LiveTweetApp event tweet software

LiveTweetApp is an online solution to help you search, moderate and beautifully display tweets on a (big) screen to increase social interactions during your events and conferences. It's great for giving event sponsors more real estate. Features include control over how your Twitter Wall is displayed, television broadcasting, and mobile optimization. Free trial.

 

19) Meetup

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Pricing starts at $9.99/month

Meetup event management software

Meetup is the most popular online event creator with nearly 500,000 meetups created every month. Easily browse meetups in any location in any category, or create your own meetup and start inviting people.

 

20) MyEvent

  • All-in-one event and fundraiser management software
  • Pricing is based on event type.

Myevent event management software

Choose from pre-designed templates and setup your website for any type of event in minutes with MyEvent. Add photo albums, countdown timers, polls, and connect your social media accounts.

 

21) OpenConf

  • All-in-one conference management software
  • Purchase a one-year license starting at $250

OpenConf conference management software

OpenConf is an abstract submission and review management system used extensively by events and journals across a wide set of industries in over 100 countries and by authors and reviewers in more than a dozen languages.  The software is available for download or cloud-based, and has consistently received rave feedback for its outstanding support. 

 

22) PlanningPod

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Pricing starts at $9.99/month

PlanningPod event management software

Planning Pod is an all-in-one online event management software that streamlines how you plan your events by organizing all your event information in one convenient place. Their application's 30+ easy-to-use tools are mobile-responsive and can be used by your team members to manage attendees, check-ins, budgets, schedules, floorplans/layouts, tasks, checklists, calendars, files, surveys, vendors, sponsors, volunteers and much more. 30-day free trial.

 

23) RegOnline

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Contact for nonprofit discount

RegOnline event management software

RegOnline is a web-based event management solution with powerful functionality. RegOnline offers everything from a website and theme designer to creating custom forms and collecting payments.

 

24) Regpack

  • All-in-one event management software
  • Pricing starts at $49/month

Regpak event management software

Regpack enables organizations to register applicants quickly and effectively. Regpack's technology enables individualized registration packages, while seamlessly integrating online payments and providing a sophisticated yet intuitive user management platform. Features include the ability to A/B test forms and fields, insight reporting, enhanced security, data backups, and integrated payment processing.

 

25) ScheduleOnce

  • Event scheduling software
  • Pricing starts at $5/month

ScheduleOnce event scheduling software

ScheduleOnce is an online scheduling service that enables all meeting attendees to compare real-time availability and quickly find the best time for all. It was specifically designed to integrate with Google Calendar to prevent double booking.

 

26) Setster

  • Online appointment software
  • Pricing starts at $16/month

Sester event appointment software

Setster allows you to embed a scheduling widget on your website to show times and services. Website visitors can then request an appointment time, and Setster sends confirmation emails to both parties. It integrates with iCal, Google Calendar, Outlook.

 

27) TicketBud

  • Online ticketing software
  • Free for free events. Fee of 2% + $0.99 per ticket plus 2.9% credit card processing fees

TicketBud event ticketing software

Easily create a fully functional event website ready to sell tickets in 5 minutes with TicketBud. Upload photos, descriptions, and integrate your social media and email platforms to generate more ticket sales.

 

28) WhenNow

  • Event registration software
  • Free

WhenNow event registration software

Create any custom event with WhenNow. Promote and share anywhere and manage ticketing and registration on-the-go. Features include social sharing, attendee check-in and full analytics.

 

29) Whova

  • All-in-one event management software with mobile app
  • Contact for pricing

Whova event management softwareWhova provides an award-winning event management tool to save organizers time and create a modern and engaging event. The Whova all-in-one event management solution includes the Whova event app, powerful event marketing solution, and many other features such as name badge generation, attendee check-in, and program management tools.

 

Bonus: Wild Apricot

  • Membership management software with events module
  • Pricing starts at $40/month

Wild Apricot membership management software

If you're looking for a complete solution to run every aspect of your membership organization, not just your events, Wild Apricot is for you. Features include event pages with online registration and payments, a built-in emailing system, a drag and drop website builder, a mobile app, and automated member payments and renewals.  Free 30-day trial.

Every year Wild Apricot processes over 230,000 events with over 5,000,000 registrants. Here's how to setup online registration for events in Wild Apricot:

 


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Posted by Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Published Thursday, 19 January 2017 at 12:25 PM

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Comments

  • all-in-one event platform for non profits

    all-in-one event platform for non profits said:

    Monday, 06 March 2017 at 2:49 AM
    Great list there, Terry!

    I'm glad to introduce Dryfta to the mix! Dryfta is an all-in-one event management platform for non profits. https://dryfta.com

    Regards,
    Sarah
  • Anika

    Anika said:

    Wednesday, 12 April 2017 at 6:08 AM
    Nice collections…!
    I am also using Event management Script for my website it's easy to use for manage my events...
    Ref: https://yendif.com/
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