There are three Basic Steps to a Successful Event Registration Form:
- Create a new Fund for your event payments.
- Build the Form to collect registrations and payments.
- Share that form via all communication channels, your website, social media and more.
For your convenience, we’ve provided an Event Registration template that can be found in your Form Manager, located on the far-right side of your Giving Portal.
This template was built using the most commonly used Form Fields for event registration forms, but you have the power to add and remove fields, set a maximum number of registrations, limited your accepted payment options, and so much more.
Produce Unique Tickets for Events
Need tickets for people or groups for an event? Ticketing is fast, easy, and an included feature in Forms. If enabled, registrants will receive their tickets via their confirmation email. Each will bear a unique QR Code for easy check-in. They can print their confirmation or simply bring their smart phone to the event. In the case that a ticket is misplaced, managers will also have access to ticket information in your comprehensive Form Responses.
Allow Coverage of Processing Fees
Often, registrants are not even aware that there are processing fees for churches to accept electronic payments or donations. Even more so, they don’t know they have the option to help cover that fee. In many cases, once registrants become aware of the processing fee, and the option to assist in covering it, they’re happy to help!
Customize Payment Options
You have so much control over payment options through forms! Allow donors to contribute or pay with credit or debit cards or even electronic checks. You can also give your event registrants the option to “pay later” if they’d rather pay by cash or check. There are multiple Payment Fields as well, that are used to collect payments differently depending on the goal of your form. Amount buttons, for example, are ideal for sponsorships or suggested amounts, while “user amount” allows the giver to determine the amount they’d like to give. There are also per-item payment fields that allow you to price items and track inventory—ideal for selling church merch like books or t-shirts.
Create Responsive Forms
Thanks to Conditional Formatting and Steps, you can format your form to only show a few fields at a time and only if they’re applicable. For example, if the first question they respond to is yes or no, the form would populate another question based on which response was chosen. Essentially, you have the option to “hide” any questions that aren’t applicable based on the very first and only visible question. Multi-step forms increase the likelihood that your form will be completed up to 300% because those using your form aren’t initially overwhelmed with a large number of questions.