Social Media for Sports Clubs Infographic

Of the 6000 plus clubs, groups and communities that use Eventility.com to organise and promote their fixtures and events, sport is one of the most popular areas.  Local clubs and teams, as well as sports organisations such as the Sport and Recreation Alliance and spogo are turning to the web to help reach potential new members, communicate with existing members and organise their activities.

As our CEO, Robin Brattel, says: “Organising a team or club has always been a tricky business, frequently involving the time consuming process of emails and last minute text messages. But social media platforms like Eventility have the power to change all that by providing a free one-stop-shop for team or club organisation and promotion”.

With that in mind, we put together this infographic (below) to look at how sports clubs of all sizes are using social media platforms successfully – and some rather less successfully.

As you’d expect, the London 2012 Olympics were a huge social media triumph. There were over 150m tweets about the Games and 67% of British adults used social media to follow the action live. Spice Girls aside, Usain Bolt attracted the most mentions with tweets peaking at 80,000 per-minute following his victory in the 200m.

Of course, here at Eventility we’re especially interested in how local sporting events make use of the web. It’s encouraging to see that 76% of sports event organisers use social platforms to promote their events, but this figure is only 50% when looking at smaller events.

I’m sure this will improve throughout 2013 – and we feel we’re playing our part by offering an amazing free platform to help clubs stay organised. Just in case you missed our pitch: Eventility helps teams and groups to save time, effort and resources, and to communicate easily with members and reach out to new members.

Sport and Social Media - Eventility Infographic

Sport and Social Media – Eventility Infographic

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New Year, New Look and Feel, Plus More Features and Improved Functionality

Eventility New Home Page

It’s the New Year so Eventility.com has a fresh new look as well as improved functionality and some fantastic new product features.

Here’s What’s New…

For Clubs, Groups and Communities
Member Lists – Get organised for 2013 with this powerful feature that lets you organise your members into any number of different lists so that you can communicate with them by email and SMS even more quickly and effectively. Learn more
Message Board – Replies are now sent via email to the group organiser and anyone else who replied to the post
Daily Digest Emails  – Roll up of the message board activity and is sent to all group members. A group/event organiser email includes additional activity e.g. new members joined today, number and type of RSVPs
Photo Upload  – Uploading to a group gallery has been improved and now allows multiple images to be uploaded at the same time
Facebook Posting – if you manage multiple Facebook accounts you can now select which ones to post your reminders to (See My Account > Facebook)
Email Controls – We’ve simplified the layout and clarity of the email controls (See My Account > Privacy)

For Places and Venues
Simplified Configuration  – Checkboxes now allow fine granular control of exactly what is displayed on your venue listing
Rooms Descriptions – For managed venues we support the addition of rooms with description, quantity, rate and image
Booking Solutions/Widgets – Other third party booking solutions/widgets can now be included
iLike – Your venues can now be ‘iLiked’ by anyone on the site allowing them to be added to your venue community

For Place and Venue Communities
New Offers Widget – We’ve enhanced our offers engine to work in a similar way to events with organiser and live views. Promote your offers on your site with the new offers widget
Offers Report – A report is now included to reflect the number of downloads, check-ins and the overall redemption rate. Promote your offers on your site with the new offers widget

Mobile App

Our mobile app is on the Android store  with fantastic augmented reality ‘on the horizon’ functionality

Eventility in the Google Chrome Store

Eventility is now available in the Google Chrome webstore. Click here to get a fab shortcut to Eventility whenever you open a new tab in Chrome and don’t forget to rate and review – we love 5 stars!

Eventility.com

We’ve moved to .com! – Don’t worry, all your events are still there on .co.uk

Plus, lots of other tweaks to the site and bug fixes!

We hope you love the new changes as much as we do, so why not go and have a look around on Eventility and try out the new features.

There’s also more information on these changes on our Eventility Support Site.

We’d really love to hear what you think of the new changes or if you have any site requests, so contact us.

Subscriptions – Done Simply

We’ve all been there… Either you are chasing down subscription payments from those busy, or elusive, members of your club. Or you are delaying your payment because you can’t find your cheque book, or forgot to go to the cash point on your way to meet up.

Let Eventility ease the load. Our latest release integrates Club, Group & Community subscription payments via PayPal with the minimum of fuss.

Club members can pay their subscription with an existing PayPal account, or simply activate one whilst entering their Credit Card details. Even better, organisers can still collect money offline and add it to their subscription report so they can always keep a track of who owes what.

Eventility subscriptions are live now, so make you life easier and give it a whirl!

  • Integration with PayPal (Free Account)
  • Set multiple subscription types (Adult, Child, Family etc) & durations
  • Notify & remind your members of renewals by email & SMS
  • View & export subscription reports
  • Recognise offline payments
  • Absorb or pass on transaction fees
  • Low cost – just 2% per transaction* (+ PayPal Fee)
  • You receive all revenue immediately.

See how easy it is to manage subscriptions with Eventility

We can’t wait to hear what you think. Let us know in the comments!

The Eventility Team

*Min £0.25 – Max £5.00

How to Sell Event Tickets Online

It’s a Sell Out!

Sell Tickets OnlineYes, you’ve guessed it, we’ve just launched our new ticketing feature.

We’ve integrated with PayPal so you can use Eventility® to organise, promote and sell tickets to your events in a snap. It really couldn’t be simpler, all you need is a free PayPal account to collect your revenue.

Configure your tickets when you setup your event and we’ll generate you a realtime revenue report, door list, and VAT report (once your event has finished).

Ticket sales can end whenever you want, so think about offering an exclusive purchasing period with lower prices for “Early Birds” or configure just a few special “VIP” tickets. You can even offer free tickets, though you may want to make your event private, or everyone will want one!

Sell tickets online with Eventility and PayPal