The IPad has landed with much fanfare and impressive early sales. Not only does device possess the ultra-usability if it's predecessor, the IPhone, but it also combines a large viewing area, touchscreen, long battery life, and unprecedented connectivity.
The IPad, used in conjunction with a service like SWEET Fundraising Software for Walk-a-thons and Pledge Events can really be a game-changer for nonprofit event planners.Registration and Check-in at a nonprofit event is a PAIN in the A**.
Volunteers, bulky equipment, old laptops, stinky batteries, offline and asynchronous systems all add up to confusion, long-lines, and lack of clarity as to who has paid. Did i mention the angry event-goers?
From a nonprofit's perspective, using SWEET on an Ipad can be a godsend for event planning and execution. No more wires, no more bulky laptops, no more confusion at the check-in table. Just login and and voila. Your guest list complete with info about who has paid and who hasn't.
And if a registrant hasn't paid, simply click on the payment form and the registrant can pay on the spot. No checks, no paperwork. An organization can own a small fleet of these devices used by volunteers at check-in. Everyone can benefit from being logged in and connected. For example,someone pays using the IPad at the check-in table. The volunteers at the t-shirt or incentives table will know to give them their door prize. No more arguing or confusion about who payments.