EventNook waived fees for charity fund raising events helping Nepal earthquake victims

Collapsed homes and schools. Demolished roads and bridges. Survivors of the ruins desperately search for the sight of their loved ones.

More than 5,000 have died in Nepal as the nation experienced their worst earthquake in 80 years. The majority of the Nepal troops had been deployed for rescue works. However, the tough weather presented remarkable challenges for the rescue missions.

Omar Havana—Getty Images

Omar Havana—Getty Images

EventNook waived fees for fund raising events helping Nepal victims

Omar Havana—Getty Images

Our hearts sank as we follow the news from Nepal from day to day. When we read about the shortfall of hospital vacancies and other facilities in Nepal, we hope that we can do something on our part to help.

Therefore, EventNook has decided that we will support fundraising events for Nepal earthquake and will waive our EventNook service fees for such events. Please contact hello@eventnook.com and tell us your event title and user email for fee waiver.

[Visit EventNook Nepal Earthquake Support at: https://www.eventnook.com/event/nepalearthquakesupport/home]

EventNook waived fees for charity events helping Nepal earthquake victims

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If you are looking at donating to Nepal, there are a few reliable sites that will help:

1. International Medical Corps https://www.facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport

2. TIME – 6 Ways You Can Give to Nepal Earthquake Relief http://time.com/3836242/nepal-earthquake-donations-disaster-relief/

Let’s all play our part to support the Napelese during these difficult times.

EventNook events – Are you ready for a quick case study?

EventNook provides online event registration and ticketing solutions for various local events, ranging from small workshops and parties to large conferences and carnivals. We would like to share some of the events we have helped to give you a quick case study.

1.Singapore Yacht Show 2014                       (https://www.eventnook.com/event/singaporeyachtshow2014/home)

EventNook case study - Singapore Yacht show 2014

Have you seen the advertisements of Singapore Yacht Show on the streets? It is an exclusive event to discover some of the world’s finest superyacht in an elite setting. We are proud to be an online ticketing partner of Singapore Yacht Show 2014!

[Not sure of what EventNook is? Click here for a quick one-minute overview of EventNook!]

2.ACCA Singapore Annual Conference 2015                       (https://www.eventnook.com/event/accasingaporeannualconference/home)

EventNook Case Study - ACCA Annual Conference

Many business events use EventNook for online event registration and ticketing services too! Amongst the many business events, the ACCA conference stands out in encouraging the exchange of brilliant ideas and the spreading of a wealth of knowledge, as it explores how accounting, finance and audit professionals can develop an ‘intrapreneurial mind-set’ to work smarter and faster.

3.Rise and Shine                  (https://www.eventnook.com/event/riseshinecarnival2015pm/home)

Rise and Shine - EventNook online event registration and ticketing

Rise & Shine organises parenting workshops and carnivals to offer real insights into raising healthier, happier and smarter children. Its annual largest enrichment festival has a total turnout of approximately 200,000 adults and children.

Here, we would like to congratulate the success of the recently concluded Rise and Shine Carnival 2015!

4. Naked Museum Guided Tour                   (https://www.eventnook.com/event/nakedmuseumtour-community/home)

Naked Museum Guided Tour - EventNook online event registration vendor

You may not have heard of this, but you are probably familiar with National Gallery Singapore. Naked Museum is an invite-only opening ceremony of National Gallery Singapore. We are honoured to serve as their official online event registration vendor!

 [Interested in some of our awesome upcoming events? Check out EventNook’s featured events!]

 5. Musicity Singapore 2014                  (https://www.eventnook.com/event/musicitysingapore2014/home)

Musicity - EventNook event ticketing solution

With the simple and convenient registration procedures, EventNook also managed to attract a number of music event or concert organizers, including Musicity 2014, Lit Up 2014 and Talent Quest 2015.

6. National Productivity Month 2014                 (https://www.eventnook.com/event/nationalproductivitymonth2014)

National Productivity month - EventNook event registration case study

National Productivity Month 2014 was a national-level initiative to share ideas and methods on improving productivity for companies.

EventNook is an online event registration partner of the the organizer – Singapore Business Federation(SBF) ever since EventNook was launched! We have helped to provide registration services for several other SBF events, such as Maldives Investment Forum Singapore 2014 and ASEAN Conference 2015.

[Interested in our customization services or have other special requirements? Contact us at hello@eventnook.com]

7. TIEN Academy                                              (https://www.eventnook.com/org/TIENacademy?cal=upcoming)

Are you running a training or educational institute? Do you organize workshops, seminars or training sessions regularly?

EventNook - event registration for small and regular seminars and workshopsThen check out on the above link to see what we can do for you!

TIEN Academy is an academy helping entrepreneurs. They have used EventNook for various workshops and seminars throughout the year.

8.Creatory Vol.1 – Local is Lovely              (https://www.eventnook.com/event/creatoryvol1/home)

Creatory @ EventNook, online ticketing software

EventNook also welcomes arts and cultural events! We were the event registration software provider for Creatory 2014, a festival celebration of Singapore’s creative talent. And to answer the call on creatory.sg : “Shall we do it again sometime?”, our reply is: “Yes; why not?”

9.i-love Mama SG50 Delights             (https://www.eventnook.com/event/iwmamasg50/home)

Mediacorp event online registration provider - EventNook

Looking at organizing smaller events? EventNook will support you with online event ticketing management too!

We provide registration solution for many small-scale events, including the upcoming i-love Mama SG50 Delights hosted by Mediacorp!

Now that you have got an idea of what we can do, isn’t it time to give us a try? (eventnook.com)

To big event organizers: We can provide customized branding services for your event page, automated invoice, confirmation and reminder emails and QR-code ticketing. Just drop us an email at hello@eventnook.com if you are interested.

To smaller-scale event organizers: We welcome small-scale events/parties/networking sessions as well!

 

Google Forms alternative for events registration

Some new visitors to Eventnook.com asked: “What is the difference between Google Form and EventNook? How is EventNook is a better alternative to
Google Form?” eventnook-logo-440In this new blog post, we will share 7 simple reasons to why EventNook is more suitable for general event registration and ticketing.

What is Google Form?                    Google alternatives for event registration

It is an application to capture data with customized forms that can be submitted to Google Spreadsheet, to organize and share data, as well as collect surveys, simple event RSVP forms, enquiry forms.

How is EventNook a better alternative to Google Forms for events registration?

EventNook is useful when you want to publish your events on a professional-looking event site, get complete registration and ticketing forms and functions such as multiple ticket types, controlling quantity of tickets available, sell tickets with online payment, event promotion with discount code and comprehensive reporting of registrations and payments and more.

[New to EventNook, spend 5 minutes to know more by looking through our simple overview!]

 

mobile friendly event registration micro site

1. Event Micro-site

EventNook provides you with micro-sites to publish your event details. In less than 10 minutes, you can set up a professional-looking and mobile friendly event site.

Specifications like date and time, a mini map showing the location as well as pictures and videos can be easily included. Through the event site, event attendants can easily read about your event details such as event schedule and list of speakers and share the event with their friends through social media and other platforms!

[Check out how we can also enhance your event site with customized design dedicated for your brand]


2. Multiple Ticket Types

Online Event Registration - multiple ticket types
You are organizing an event with different tickets for Members and Non-members, early-birds and regulars. With Google Form, you would need 4 separate forms. But at EventNook, you can arrange all your different ticket types together nicely in a single event registration system! You can even set up special promotional codes targeted at VIPs, or collect tax in the tickets. It is just so comprehensive and so convenient!

 

Event Registration - Track attendees on event day 3. Track your attendants or scan QR code tickets on your event day!
Have you ever been to an event and see long queues for registration? With the EventNook app, you just need to slide and tap to register an attendee! You can also request for advance features like QR code tickets, so your event attendees can have the cool experience of registering by simply scanning the code.

[Get an overview of EventNook’s QR code check-in management!]

4. Control of the maximum number of tickets

Now imagine you booked a small venue for your talk which can only house 50 people. Nevertheless, you may send your invitations to 200 interested individuals to maximise your sign-up rate. What if more than 50 people signed up? With EventNook, that will never be a concern as you can set a maximum cap to the number of sign-ups. You can focus on marketing your event at ease!

 

5. Streamline payment collection with Online PaymentOnline payment for event tickets

Google Forms do not provide online payment facilities to event attendants for PAID tickets, but EventNook does! This makes buying event tickets simple and easily accessible for event attendants. That’s the whole point of using an online event ticketing software!

 

Confirmation and reminder emails for event attendees6.Confirmation Email

In addition, event attendants will also receive a confirmation email for their registration with an automated receipt for the tickets they purchase, therefore making registration and payment safe and reliable.

7. Reminder Emails

Don’t you think it would be great to send out reminders to your event attendants before your event? Here at EventNook, we automatically send your event attendants reminder emails before the events so that they can easily manage their time amidst their busy schedules.

 

There are other exciting advance features EventNook has, including but not limited to:

Read more about our advance features!

Do our features sound exciting to you? Then why not give EventNook a try? There are no sign-up charges. It is free for free events, and we would only charge you a minimum fee for paid events! Visit us at: www.eventnook.com

 

Multiple ticketing types.

In case you are looking for an online event registration platform with multiple ticketing types, EventNook is here for you! When things get tough, we can make it easier for you. As part of our features, we provide multiple ticketing types for your online event registration. This will make ticket payment for both organizer and attendees simpler with the different ticket categories. If your event requires group registration or early bird specials, our platform will be perfect for you.

mttNo matter the scale of your event, you will be able to customize your own ticketing types (as shown above). Following are past/upcoming event examples of how you can utilize multiple ticketing types for different events:

1. For early bird promotion with a window period. The following event is hosted by Rise & Shine Expo with the aim of bonding family through cheerful activities!

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2. For a ticketing option for members, as well as non-members (organizers can provide options for single pass or group discount tickets for the latter). The following conference is organized by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI).

group or single pass

You can also take a look at Rise & Shine’s Live Great Carnival 2014, where special discount ticketing option can be provided too.

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3. For tickets with different categories. An example would be our very own local music event, Musicity Singapore 2014 which provides different day admission ticket.

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Other than different day admission, we also provide organizers with single day or multiple days ticket. The following is an example by the Singapore Yacht Events Pte Ltd who organized Singapore Yacht Show 2014.

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P.S. Other than customizing your own ticketing type, you can customize your own registration page with various customization fields with EventNook as well.

Organizing an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registration and event ticketing.

and Free for Free events!

Seat selection for your events? No worries, EventNook has a solution for you.

EventNook would like to share some small tip with you whilst creating your event with us! In view of improving our customer care service, our admins had been occasionally trying out our own platform and brainstorming on how we can improve to serve you better. We understand that as event organizers, you might face various unpredictable circumstances as well as having
issue searching for the most suitable event registration platform. EventNook focus on making registration and ticketing fast, easy and smooth on general admission as well as free seating type of events.

However, we have a solution for you! If your event requires a seating plan for your guests such as corporate dinner & dance events, social event, filmography or movie events etc., you can simply create one on your own!EventNook is here to save your day!

One of EventNook’s organizers (Boon Lay CC) had cleverly utilized Google Spreadsheet to facilitate their seating plan and it had successfully supported their event! Spriderman event registration page

With the given Google spreadsheet link, they had allowed attendees to email them on their selected seat(s) preference on a first-come-first served basis.

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You can try it on your own too!


Step 1:  Go to Google Documents, click on the CREATE button and select Spreadsheet.

Step 2: With the floor plan of your theatre/stage/seating plan, you can then design your own seating plan!

Step 3: Once you are done, click on the Share button at the top right.
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Step 4: You may now share it with your team members to view and to make any changes to the event’s seating plan!

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Step 5: Share the link generated by Google Spreadsheet on your EventNook’s event registration page and allow attendees to pick their preferred seats.

Step 5Voilà! There you go! This spreadsheet guide provides you with an alternative to other more costly paid-ticketing platform as it effectively complements your EventNook registration page without incurring extra costs. If that isn’t enough for you to consider, you can try setting up both the spreadsheet and your event registration page, it will take you less than 20 minutes for the whole process.

How great is that? Definitely worth a try! For more updates and tips on event registrations, stay tune with us!

Organizing an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registration and event ticketing.

and Free for Free events!

Major Events Happening in Singapore April 2014

Whether you’re looking for a place to bring your love ones or spend time with your family. Here are a few things to look forward to in Singapore in April. Take out your calendars and mark down these dates.

  1. Qing Ming Festival
    Qing ming festival singaporeThis is not a public holiday, but it is a festival to remember the dead by visiting, cleaning the gravesites of the deceased and also offering joss sticks, paper money, paper goods, food and drinks. Most families in Singapore honor this day by having a family reunion but you would be able to share this experience by visiting a crematorium early on the 5th of April.
  2. Singapore Yacht Show 2014
    Singapore yacht show 2014Discover some of the world’s finest superyacht and international  yacht brands. It will be held at ONE°15 Marina Club from 10-13th April 2014. Be part of this prestigious show and discover a world stunning range of boats and yachts. Book your tickets on EventNook now! http://evnk.co/singaporeyachtshow2014
  3. Songkran Festival Singapore/ Myanmar Thingyan Water Festival
    Songkran water festivalSongkran festival is an important event on the Buddhist calendar. A water fight is a marking of the beginning of the Traditional Thai New Year. The water is a symbolism of washing the bad luck so as the good luck would enter in the present year.  This is also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar (Thingyan Water Festival).  You can join in the action, as Singapore is holding the Largest Water Festival Celebration Party in Singapore on the 12-13th April.
  4. Good Friday
    Good Friday - CrossesGood Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ according to Christian’s belief. It is the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. It is a public holiday in Singapore and Christians in Singapore would observe this special day by fasting, praying and attending a church service on the 18th April.
  5. Easter Sunday
    Easter egg bunnyEaster Sunday is then celebrated to mark the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Through his death, it is believed that Jesus paid the penalty for sin, and forgiven us and that we have eternal life in Christ Jesus. Easter in Singapore is usually a family event. It is observed by attending a church service or participating in an Easter egg hunt with your kids. Easter will be on the 20th April.

10 Steps to Plan A Successful Event

Whether you were selected to plan an event or if you volunteered to plan for an event, we know it is a huge responsibility with many tasks involved. Here is the basic framework to get you started.

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Step 1 Determine the Goal of Your Event

Define what objectives and outcomes of the event

Identify target audience and event emphasis

Step 2 Decide on a date and time for the event

Organize a team to handle specific details (for eg. Sourcing venue, sourcing sponsors, logistics, registration, etc)

Step 3 Consider the location and type of facilities needed to host event

When making overall decisions, consider that the event is all about creating a memorable and unique experience for your attendees

Step 4 Organize a team or form partnerships with other organizations to assist with execution of the event

Identify their roles

Step 5 Figure out the finances and budget for the event

Identify realistic and necessary true cost and plan potential revenue and expenses

Step 6 Create a timeline for the event

Outline administrative processes, document who is responsible

Communicate this timeline to everyone involved in the event

Step 7 Determine Key decisions:

  • Program – Determine order of activities, execute agenda items and how to communicate program to attendees
  • Speakers – First, you would have to source for your speakers, and then identify topics, as this is a deciding factor for most of your attendees. Consider the time frame for each speaker and host him or her warmly.
  • Equipment – Identify equipment needed, source for equipment within budget and responsible to pick up and return the equipment
  • Publicity – Identify methods will be used to publicize the event or activity. Make use of both online and offline marketing tools to stay within budget. Appoint someone to be responsible for disseminating information.
Step 8 Take into consideration other special needs, such as:

  • Nice Food
  • Entertainment
  • Decorations
  • Photography/Videography
Step 9 Determine Evaluation Process

Was the event a success, did it manage to fulfill what you initially plan to achieve?

Send out an evaluation and thank you notes to your attendees, this information  would be important for future events

Step 10 Now that you have a basic idea of what planning an event entails, your next step is to get in on the action!

 

No More Manual Registration! Save 80% of Time With Online Registration

As an event organizer, you have a hectic job of planning for a Christmas party or a global seminar.

In the world of event planning, there is a continual challenge of meeting deadlines and fixing problems that arise real time. Manual registration is a labor-intensive process to train people to carefully collect and retrieve data, collect manual payments and manage good customer service.

What if you could capture all these information at once, without any data entry? Here are some ways that online event registration and ticketing can significantly save time to plan for your next event.

  • Register On the Go

    Most of your attendees expect to be able to register for events online. Online registration overcomes the hassle of having you manually collect data one by one. Your information can be simply entered and recorded efficiently. You could also save time by creating an event or register for one on the go, as long as there is Internet connection. Providing a convenient way for people to register for events can result in an increase in attendance.
  • Automatic Bill Pay

    Manually collecting cash and cheques from your attendees can be a tedious event. Automating payment transactions can help you reduce the time needed to check for discrepancies. Time is usually wasted when following up with your attendees to solve the issue. Online event registration payments are encrypted, safe and can be processed immediately on our websites. Additionally, invoices are automatically sent to your attendees when a payment transaction has been successfully made.
  • Event Efficiency

    Human errors such as duplication or lost registrations are common when you use manual registration processes. Thus, causing confusion and disappointment to your attendees.  With online registration functions, we have features that eliminate these errors. Information can also be tracked real-time, allowing you, as an event organizer to focus your efforts on other areas of the event, providing the most valuable event for your attendees.
  • One click Export and Share Button
     
    With online registration, you can easily reduce a 2-step process of creating an excel sheet and emailing, to a 1-step process by clicking on our Google Drive button, where you can easily share your attendees list with other event organizers. No one needs to commit hours to input data manually on excel spreadsheet when it can be conveniently consolidated with a click of a button to “Export List As Excel.”

Sign up now with EventNook! We are an online event registration and ticketing platform, which can help you create a professional event page in 5 minutes. Feel free to try out our services and if you have any enquiries or questions, you can contact us directly. We would like to make your event a success!

Vi.bran.se Exhibits Social Enterprise in Singapore

What is a social enterprise?
“Social enterprises are, first and foremost, businesses…Like any other business, it aims to create surpluses, but seeks to reinvest those surpluses to achieve its social objectives.” – Social Enterprise Association

Vi.bran.se is part of a campaign, ad.vo.ca.se (pronounced advocacy), aimed at raising awareness of social enterprises among youths and young adults in Singapore. Launched by final year students from NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, they present:

Vi.bran.se: An Interactive Exhibition of Local Social Enterprises

Vi.bran.se (pronounced as vibrancy) is an interactive carnival and museum like event that serves to showcase lifestyle products and services from local social enterprises in Singapore. Want to know more about how successful entrepreneurs put the heart into their businesses? Spend your day visiting the exhibits of 15 local social enterprises and learning about their worthy causes.

At the same time, don’t forget to treat yourself to food, drinks, performances and more! YouTube performer Joie Tan and singer songwriter Sara Wee will be sharing the stage with some of our social enterprises. They have worked hard, for many months to bring to us this event, come join them at:

Click on this link for the trailer: http://youtu.be/DBsVN55GsWk

You can watch more YouTube clips on some of the social entrepreneurs, performers and other information regarding this campaign on their FaceBook page. Click here to find out more!

Valentine’s Day Special 2014

This Valentine’s Day we have found 10 ways to express your love to the ones you care about. We at EventNook, love you so much and decided to put together a list of events for both our single and attached friends.

For the Singles:

ToTT Cooking Class

  1. Valentine’s Day Speed Dating Cooking Class
    It will be held on the 8th Feb 2014, by Tools of the Trade (ToTT). It’s a good way to find a date for this valentine’s! Hurry class is limited to 12 couples.

  2. Valentine Vendetta 2014
    Don’t worry if you still haven’t found a date. Head on over to Valentine Vendetta 2014. Held on the 14th Feb 2014 at New Asia, would be the 4th year running to Singapore’s no. 1 Valentine’s Day singles party.

  3. Heart to Heart Adventure at Botanic Gardens
    If the above events are too outgoing for you, join Arakah & Ayuri on the 15th Feb 2014. There will be adventure activities and also a sandwich making session (ingredients are provided and donations are welcomed). It’s a free event, bring your friends and RSVP by clicking the link above.

    For the Couples:

    On a tight budget:

  4. Picnic while watching the sunset
    Take your partner down a romantic path to watch the sunset at various locations, East Coast Park, West Coast Park, Sentosa, Mount Fabor, Labrador Park or Changi Broadwalk. Bring along a picnic basket and appreciate the special moments together. A note to remember, the sun sets at 7:21pm. Check this link before you leave the house.

  5. Corinne May Valentine’s Day Special 
    A special concert held at Gardens by the bay, by Corinne May. She would be putting up a performance from 8-8:45pm for free.who are ready to splurge:

  6. Endless Love Valentine’s Day Gold Class Dinning Set
    This set includes a pair of Gold Class movie tickets, 3-course menu, Champagne, tea and other delightful gifts. It is available for purchase at Gold Class Katong, VivoCity & Great World City.

  7. Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise!
    Cruise down the Amazing night skyline of Singapore, the sunset and fireworks to accompany. Board the yacht at ONE° 15 Marina Club. RSVP now, only available to 8 couples!

  8. Sky Dining
    Be captivated by the sun setting and get a bird’s eye view of Singapore’s landscape. (not available on the 14th of Feb 2014)

  9. Dive with the Sharks
    If you are an adrenaline junkie and would like something more adventurous. Dive with the Sharks at Underwater World Singapore! Spend 90 minutes with these magnificent sea creatures without having a scuba-diving license.

  10.  Lucky for you, Valentine’s Day happen to fall on Friday and you may want to consider a romantic staycation with your partner. There are wide selections of hotels you can choose from. Here’s one:
    Four Seasons: The Lover’s Cocoon
    The package includes a couple’s floor deluxe room, breakfast in bed, late check out and a half bottle Veuve Clicquot Champagn.