There’s no question that running a successful fundraising event can be a daunting challenge, no matter how large or how small.

The time, coordination of resources, and inevitable last minute details can confound even the most expert event planner.

If you’re like most individuals who have undertaken such a challenge, you’ve probably noticed a few “sticky” points in the process and said to yourself, “I wish there was a better solution for registration and check-in so that I could spend less time with spreadsheets and more time engaging with my attendees and their guests.”

The good news is that Constant Contact has launched some cool new tools and resources to make registration and attendance a smoother process, on both sides of the registration table – with a click of a button. And they’re mobile friendly too.

Mobile friendly tools available to you:

  • Mobile friendly registration. A full mobile experience that lets attendees register for your fundraiser directly from their mobile devices.
  • Mobile friendly payment flow. A mobile-optimized payment flow from PayPal Express allows registrants to pay for their ticket via their mobile device.
  • Mobile friendly tickets. As your attendees approach your check-in area they can simply show their pre-paid ticket at the door via their mobile device.
  • Mobile event check-in. Next, you can quickly use an app for your iPad, iPhone, or Android phone to find the attendee by name and change their status from “registered” to “attending” with just one click.

Smooth mobile transactions

These smooth mobile interactions make it easier for you and your guests. You’ll also be able to spend more time with your attendees to learn about them, find out why they came to your fundraiser and tell them about your cause.

What about Mobile communications during the event?

Constant Contact partners, Betwext and GigaBark enable you to pull your registrant information from Constant Contact right into your Betwext or GigaBark account to send customized text messages to attendees, volunteers, and staff including last minute reminders and schedule changes (e.g., room, venue, time), send notifications when lunch is about to be served, when a presentation is about to begin, and more.

Mobile list building

Don’t forget to ask them attendees to subscribe to your email list. You can add them easily via the Constant Contact QuickView App for iPhone and Android or they can join themselves by using a QR code reader on their mobile device. It’s easy to create QR codes with our Scan-to-Join feature to put on your marketing and on-site materials to make it simple for attendees to join at their leisure.

These are just a few cool and easy ways to make your event mobile friendly

You’ll save precious time on both sides of the registration table, engage with your attendees, and improve everyone’s experience.

Congratulations! You just ran a highly successful mobile friendly event!