Ticketpass has launched its ethical ticketing and event creation platform which, with its “Give Back 50” promise, pledges to donate 50% of all its booking fee revenues to charities across the world.
Rodrigo Bautista, Founder and CEO of Ticketpass, said: “There are more than 1.3 million events per year in the UK alone, but current ticketing options are limited – the fees attendees and event organisers have to pay are often unfair, and sometimes even a rip off.
“We want to show the world that a fair and friendly platform is possible while at the same time giving back to help tackle global problems like climate change, poverty and education.”
Ticketpass, which is completely free for event organisers, partnered with GlobalGiving, the largest global crowdfunding community for non-profits, to offer event organisers and ticket buyers a choice to donate to over 4,000 vetted community projects, in over 170 countries
People can also keep up to date with the impact of their donations through the project reports uploaded to the platform.
Rachel Smith, Executive Director, GlobalGiving UK, added: “Ticketing holds a great potential for the millions of people who organise and attend events to make a contribution to community-led charitable projects from around the world.”
Charities organising events using Ticketpass also have the choice to direct donations to their own projects, providing them with additional income. Regardless of the event and the booking fee involved, attendees also have the choice to donate an additional amount to a charity of their choice.
In the coming weeks, Ticketpass will seek to raise £250k to invest in expanding platform features through a crowdfunding campaign and it also intends to launch a marketplace designed to combat touting, providing buyers with more flexibility so that those who cannot attend events are able to easily transfer their tickets or sell them at face value.