Eventbrite + CMDI Launch the 1st App for Political Events
For Immediate Release
February 24, 2015
CMDI + Eventbrite Partner to Bring Best-in-Class Tools to Political Organizers
Partnership provides fundraisers with seamless integration of event data directly into Crimson
(Washington, D.C.) February 24, 2015 – Managing events on the campaign trail just got easier for Republicans thanks to a new integration launching today from Eventbrite, the global ticketing and events marketplace and Crimson, the popular political campaign management platform developed by CMDI. Available now as a third-party app through the Crimson Market, the first-ever software integration designed specifically for political fundraising events makes it easy for users to seamlessly import their Eventbrite information, such as RSVPs, attendee lists, and ticket sales, directly into the Crimson platform.
“We are excited to continue our tradition of innovation here at CMDI. With Eventbrite’s integration we now offer seamless financial tracking for offline events through the Crimson platform,” said Jack Simms, Vice President of Product Development of CMDI. “We noticed a real opportunity to improve the overall experience for those involved in hosting offline events and by partnering with the best event management technology out there, we now have the ability to track both online reservations and at-the-door contributions through our product in a way not seen before in the political space.”
“Events continue to be one of the most powerful ways for candidates to engage with their supporters and raise money for their campaigns,” said Chad Barth, Political & Government Relations Manager at Eventbrite. “By integrating Eventbrite’s self-service platform with best-in-class political and advocacy platforms, we are making life easier for political event organizers and helping them maximize the impact events can have on their campaigns. Our partnership with CMDI and integration into the Crimson platform does just that by seamlessly bringing together the best event management technology with compliance reporting and voter data tools.”
Leveraging a custom API, the Eventbrite app allows Crimson users to sync event information when attendees pay by check so that the RSVP list, name tags, seating chart tools, and other Eventbrite features are consistently updated and accurate. The new collaboration also makes it easier for campaigns to gather information needed for FEC compliance filings. Through Eventbrite’s custom questions feature, users can collect the information required by the FEC such as employer name, occupation, and mailing address.
Other features of the Eventbrite + Crimson collaboration include:
- Track event data in Crimson through Crimson Source Codes
- Use Eventbrite’s customizable online event pages
- Share your event on social media through Eventbrite’s social media tools
- Manage your event with Eventbrite mobile apps
- Export offline check contributions from Crimson to Eventbrite
CMDI, the innovators behind the Crimson platform, is America’s largest Republican campaign finance services platform, providing software and FEC compliance services that have managed more than $10.1 billion for federal campaigns and committees. As a close partner with the Republican Party, CMDI has consistently provided innovative solutions throughout the company’s 30 year history. For more information and other products available to right-of-center campaigns and causes, please visit www.cmdi.com.
Eventbrite is a global marketplace for live experiences that allows people to find and create events. With the Eventbrite platform, event organizers can plan, promote and sell tickets to events of all kinds – from small photography and yoga classes to large scale concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of attendees. Since 2006, the platform has processed more than 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, and in 2014 alone, Eventbrite processed $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales for attendees in more than 180 countries. Eventbrite’s investors include Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.