Not-for-profit ticketing platform Humanitix has announced its integration as an events ticketing partner with Facebook.
Humantix directs 100 per cent of the profits from booking fees toward education projects, such as literacy programs for young girls.
The partnership between Humanitix and Facebook involves a new integration that allows events to go live on both platforms simultaneously – without needing to recreate the event on Facebook.
Humanitix co-CEO, Josh Ross said: “It’s absolutely incredible that Facebook has chosen to partner with Humanitix.
“It’s going to mean our event organisers can reach more people and sell more tickets – which in turn provides more funds for scholarships and education programs for the world’s most disadvantaged students.
“It’s about running events with impact.”
Facebook AUNZ managing director, Will Easton said: “This partnership is a rethink of how charity can be done.
“The partnership with Humanitix means event organisers can share their events with their community on Facebook and, as a result, their community will fund incredible work in education.
“Every purchased ticket counts.”
Ross explained: “Humanitix is a charity for the tech-generation.
“We don’t ask for donations. We ask anyone running an awesome event to use our platform, because your booking fees can change lives.
“In other words, don’t waste your precious dollars when they can help others.”
Over the past 12 months, Humanitix has contributed more than $350,000 from booking fees toward their programs.
Their Nutrition for School Children program, delivered with OzHarvest, recently achieved the milestone of 100,000 meals for disadvantaged kids.
Humanitix also works to fund education programs for girls in disadvantaged communities around the world, and scholarships for indigenous students.
Silicon Valley’s Singularity University Sydney Summit switched to Humanitix in 2019 and are now the first conference in Sydney to be trialing facial recognition at check-in for attendees.
Conference organiser, Christina Gerakiteys said: “We love working with Humanitix and are consistently blown away by their innovation – integration with Facebook is just another great piece of the puzzle.”
Commenting on the Facebook/Humanitix partnership, Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts said: “Humanitix has had a meteoric rise since its start-up at a kitchen table in my local electorate of Bradfield.
“It has been supported by Google.org and the Atlassian Foundation, won the NSW Premier’s Award and has become the fastest growing ticketing platform in Australia and New Zealand.
“It’s great to see Facebook getting behind them.
“This support will help Humanitix to keep on with its mission to make a difference in our community.”
In related news, all B&T event tickets will be moving to Humanitix from the end of this year.
B&T events director Vivian Luo said: “Humanitix’s charity partnerships are well aligned with our company value around equality and inclusion – we’re excited about supporting this Australian platform and we look forward to working with Adam and his team in 2020 and beyond.”
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