HelpersUnite, a crowdfunding platform which allows projects to donate part of their raised funds to a charity of their choice, has just launched an online ticketing service which offers more cost-efficient pricing to musicians and artists who are trying to sell tickets to smaller events. The service is designed to help types of events that are too small to be a part of a big-ticket venue, but large enough to need a service where tickets can be pre-sold. Among the events targeted by the new service are concerts, art openings, film screenings and fundraiser dinners.
With ticket-selling services often charging high convenience fees to musicians and artists, it’s unlikely those artists make much of a profit once their event takes place. HelpersUnite expects to help small organizations and independent artists retain a larger percentage of the profits generated by ticket selling. The platform charges $.75 per ticket sold plus 7 percent for processing fees.
We see a real need for small organizations to be able to put on professional events without the massive overhead. Through HelpersUnite.com artists, musicians and fundraisers can distribute tickets while having the option of helping a charity of their choosing on the process.
Luan Cox, Founder and CEO of HelpersUnite
Though the events component of HelpersUnite operates separately from the rest of the site, there are still benefits that can be reaped by using it in conjunction with the crowdfunding and charity aspects that HelpersUnite offers. For those artists who are also using the platform to raise funds for their projects, HelpersUnite lends a hand by promoting their events, creating media and online exposure to fuel ticket selling.
HelpersUnite was launched earlier in 2011 by GoodWorldCreations, LLC.