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5 Top Event Registration Software for Nonprofits

Event registration software for nonprofits helps automate the process of registration and managing patrons, making it easier for nonprofits to reach a larger audience and improve the guest’s experience at every step of their journey.

The best event registration software for nonprofits will include features like:

  • Payment processing so nonprofits can accept donations and sell tickets online or at the door.
  • Marketing and event management tools help nonprofits communicate their message, ultimately growing their community of donors and advocates which help spread the cause.
  • Real-time reports to help nonprofits gain deeper insights and make informed marketing decisions.

Event registration software can be used by any nonprofit or charitable organization including churches, schools, charities, foundations, social advocacy groups, sports leagues, and many more.

This article lists 5 popular event registration software for nonprofits, charities, and fundraisers. Below we’ll share prices and features that set them apart.

  1. Ticketstripe
  2. Eventbrite
  3. Ticketleap
  4. Donorbox
  5. Rsvpify


Loved by organizers for how intuitive this event registration software is, nonprofits worldwide trust Ticketstripe to simplify ticketing, save time and raise more funds.

Setting up your online ticket sales and donations takes just minutes

  1. Add your event details
  2. Connect to Stripe or PayPal
  3. Add your tickets and donations

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Reach more people and sell more tickets with these essential free features:

  • Customizable event pages are optimized for search engines and easily shareable.
  • Unlimited ticket types accommodate all your unique event needs, i.e. early bird, adult/child, group and table tickets, private and promotional, tiered sponsors and many more.
  • Suggested & flexible donations let you suggest donation amounts, offer donation with admission, and let the donor enter a custom donation.
  • Ticket Bundles give you the ability to bundle admission tickets for Sponsor or Table tickets. The buyer can then easily share individual tickets with attendees, helping the organizer collect more attendee. This feature is not available with any other ticketing platform.
  • Peer-to-Peer fundraising functionality helps you leverage the fundraising power of community.
  • Immediate funding means you get paid after every sale.
  • Centralize customer data by entering offline cash, check, and external credit card payments to generate digital tickets and use the mobile app to process sales at the door.
  • Real-time insights and campaign pixel tracking let you know where the sales are coming from.
  • Scan & sell tickets at the door with the mobile app, for a contactless and fast check-in.
  • Fair market value lets you input the FMV for your tickets and donations which can be displayed on the purchaser’s receipt.

Pricing: Ticketstripe’s event registration software is always free for organizers, with no monthly fees or contracts.

For paid tickets or donations, Ticketstripe extends buyers and donors a reduced service fee of 1.50% + 50¢ per ticket. Unlike other platforms that claim to be free, but then badger the customer at checkout to pay exorbitantly high platform fees, Ticketstripe understands that a positive purchase experience for your customers can lead to repeat purchases and donations. Our reduced fees are transparent from event page to checkout.

Our software also lets you connect your Stripe or PayPal merchant account for:

  • Fast funding
  • Ability to pass on or absorb ALL fees
  • Reduced nonprofit pricing for eligible organizations

Best for: Nonprofits everywhere who want hassle-free ticketing and transparent, low fees for the buyer. Ticketstripe is an all-in-one event registration platform for virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. Start accepting registration, selling tickets and accepting donations immediately.  

Cons: At this time Ticketstripe does not offer “build your own seating charts” functionality.

“We hit our target with ticket sales! Your platform was a big reason why we succeeded. The mobile app made it easy to check in and track folks. We knew exactly how much money was collected... I’ll definitely recommend your site to others and will use it for events in the future.” — Joe Puzino

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Eventbrite is a popular event registration software for organizers who can afford to wait until after the event to receive their funds. Along with event creation and ticketing tools, Eventbrite Boost allows you to market with email campaigns and social media ad tools.


The Professional Plan gives you unlimited Ticket Types at 3.7% + $1.79 per paid ticket + Eventbrite’s Payment Processing Fee of 2.9% per order.

Best for: Organizations that believe the large variety of general options and integrated marketing tools outweigh the higher costs.

Cons: Most functionality is generic to benefit general event organizers, while missing the mark with tools tailored for nonprofits. Additionally, Eventbrite is one of the most expensive event management and online ticket sales platforms.


Ticketleap offers all the standard event registration features a nonprofit organizer needs along with a reserved seating chart builder which lets you create your own venue with drag-and-drop seats, rows and blocks.

If you use their payment processor you’ll get paid 4-7 business days after your event ends by direct deposit or check. If you need funds sooner, you can apply for their FastPay option to collect revenue on a weekly basis leading up to your event.

Pricing: 2% + $1 per paid ticket + 3% credit card processing fee.

Best for: Events that want to offer reserved seating and who are savvy enough to build their own seating chart.

Cons: Ticketleap controls your funds and payouts are held until after the event and their prices are on higher than most nonprofits can afford.


Donorbox launched their event registration software in Q2 2022, which comes with unlimited ticket types, the ability to determine tax-deductibility by manually inputting fair-market value and tax rates, automatic receipt sending, and custom ticketing forms.

Pricing: Platform fee of 2.95% + the processing fees of either Stripe and PayPal.

Best for: Nonprofits looking for the ability to determine tax-deductibility when setting donations options.

Cons: Ticketing functionality is in very early stages and lacks most functions widely available from other event registration providers. Additionally, their fees are quite high.


What sets rsvpify apart from other event registration softwares for nonprofits? Their event website & RSVP security feature. You have the ability to require a password before a site visitor can view your event website or register and can limit respondents to only guests you have invited.

Pricing: Service Fees are 1.95% + 90¢ per ticket + Stripe fees

Best for: Experienced and software savvy nonprofit organizers looking to host private events with a wide range of customization options.

Cons: While their platform offers a lot of event customization options and themes, it quickly becomes overwhelming. There is a steep learning curve to using their software. It would be wise to consider how much time your staff members can afford to spend creating and managing events.

We hope this listicle helps you choose the right event registration software for your nonprofit’s needs. Ticketstripe is passionate about helping nonprofits step into their next chapter. Have a question? We’d love to connect with you!

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