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Fundraising tickets for events

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Some of the many reasons why people love Fundraising in Ludus

Customization

Categorize Donations

Simply categorize your donations into different categories that fit your group/organization. When patrons donate, they'll be required to select one of your categories.
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Corporate Donations

When dealing with personal and corporate donations, we have a way to allow donors to choose between the two types so you can easily see what kinds of donors you have.
Ease-of-Use

Credit, Cash, & Check

When donors donate online, they'll pay by card. If a donor gives you cash or check, you can manually enter those donations via the Donations screen in your Ludus admin panel.
Customization

Custom Email Confirmations

Each donation comes with a confirmation email and receipt. You can customize this email with your 501(c)(3) information and a custom thank you at the top of the receipt.
Customization

Direct Shareable Pages

Each Fundraiser comes with a shareable page, so you can direct donors to your Fundraiser via email or on social media. Include custom text, graphics, and videos.
Customization

Donation Categories

Simply categorize your donations into different categories that fit your group/organization. When patrons donate, they’ll be required to select one of the categories.
Fan Favorite

Donor Comments

When donors donate to your Fundraiser, they can leave a comment for you and the public to see. These comments will appear on your Fundraiser's 'Comments' wall.
Ease-of-Use

Donor History

All donations are attached to patron / donor profiles so you can see their donation history. You can use that data to target patrons via custom Audiences in Marketing.
Customization

Donor Levels

Encourage donations based on a specific amount. Customize confirmations based on the amount, and notify admins when specific levels are reached, among other options.
Fan Favorite

Donor Matching

Donors are automatically added to your donor wall (they can remain anonymous if they'd like). Each donation comes with a "Match" button so others can match or beat those donations.
Fan Favorite

Goals & Deadlines

Set a specific fundraising goal and a deadline for your Fundraiser. Your Fundraiser will have a progress bar showing how close you are to your goal to encourage donations.
Ease-of-Use

Import Donation History

Want to keep your donation history? Once we import your patrons, you can import a spreadsheet of all donations automatically dated and attached to donor profiles.
Ease-of-Use

Meaningful Reports

Each donation comes with data such as donor name, email, address, phone number, category, level, and more…allowing you to track donations from an informational and financial perspective.
Revenue Driver

One-Off Donations

Donors can choose to make donations at checkout when buying tickets, or they can make donations at any time via your Donate tab.
Customization

Personal or Corporate

Allow donors to choose between "Personal" or "Corporate" donations. Merge in with Levels to allow different giving levels based on the donor type.
Fan Favorite

Recurring Donations

When donors make one-off donations, they opt to make those donations into monthly or annual recurring donations. We'll automatically charge them and send them a receipt each time.
Fan Favorite

Updates

A fun component of Fundraisers is keeping your donors up-to-date on your progress during or after your Fundraiser closes. Send mass updates via email and post to your page.
Ease-of-Use

Donor History

All donations are attached to patron / donor profiles so you can see their donation history. You can use that data to target patrons via custom Audiences in Marketing.
Ease-of-Use

Meaningful Reports

Each donation comes with data such as donor name, email, address, phone number, category, level, and more…allowing you to track donations from an informational and financial perspective.
Ease-of-Use

Import Donation History

Want to keep your donation history? Once we import your patrons, you can import a spreadsheet of all donations automatically dated and attached to donor profiles.
Ease-of-Use

Credit, Cash, & Check

When donors donate online, they'll pay by card. If a donor gives you cash or check, you can manually enter those donations via the Donations screen in your Ludus admin panel.
Fan Favorite

Donor Matching

Donors are automatically added to your donor wall (they can remain anonymous if they'd like). Each donation comes with a "Match" button so others can match or beat those donations.
Fan Favorite

Corporate Donations

When dealing with personal and corporate donations, we have a way to allow donors to choose between the two types so you can easily see what kinds of donors you have.
Fan Favorite

Donor Comments

When donors donate to your Fundraiser, they can leave a comment for you and the public to see. These comments will appear on your Fundraiser's 'Comments' wall.
Fan Favorite

Updates

A fun component of Fundraisers is keeping your donors up-to-date on your progress during or after your Fundraiser closes. Send mass updates via email and post to your page.
Fan Favorite

Goals & Deadlines

Set a specific fundraising goal and a deadline for your Fundraiser. Your Fundraiser will have a progress bar showing how close you are to your goal to encourage donations.
Fan Favorite

Recurring Donations

When donors make one-off donations, they opt to make those donations into monthly or annual recurring donations. We'll automatically charge them and send them a receipt each time.
Revenue Driver

One-Off Donations

Donors can choose to make donations at checkout when buying tickets, or they can make donations at any time via your Donate tab.
Customization

Custom Email Confirmations

Each donation comes with a confirmation email and receipt. You can customize this email with your 501(c)(3) information and a custom thank you at the top of the receipt.
Customization

Direct Shareable Pages

Each Fundraiser comes with a shareable page, so you can direct donors to your Fundraiser via email or on social media. Include custom text, graphics, and videos.
Customization

Categorize Donations

Simply categorize your donations into different categories that fit your group/organization. When patrons donate, they'll be required to select one of your categories.
Customization

Personal or Corporate

Allow donors to choose between "Personal" or "Corporate" donations. Merge in with Levels to allow different giving levels based on the donor type.
Customization

Donor Levels

Encourage donations based on a specific amount. Customize confirmations based on the amount, and notify admins when specific levels are reached, among other options.
Customization

Donation Categories

Simply categorize your donations into different categories that fit your group/organization. When patrons donate, they’ll be required to select one of the categories.
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What are the processing fees on donations?

Processing fees on donations are 3.5% + $0.50. There are no flat costs or annual charges to accept donations. Patrons can cover processing fees for your organization; otherwise, the donation deducts that fee. For example, for a $10 donation, the fee is $0.85. If a patron chooses to cover the processing, you'll receive the full $10 from Ludus, and they pay $10.85. If they don't, they'll be charged $10 flat, and you'll receive $9.15 from Ludus.

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Is there a setup fee?

Nope! There are no setup fees, contracts, or commitments.

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Is there an additional cost to enable donations?

Nope! Your Ludus account includes all Fundraising tools.

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Is Ludus PCI Compliant?

Ludus is fully PCI compliant, undergoing annual security reviews and running quarterly ASV scans while utilizing a Level 1 payment processor to ensure secure donation payments.

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Is donor history ever deleted?

No! All donor history will be saved in your account, whether 1 or 10 years old.

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Do I have to have a website to use Ludus?

Nope! Each program gets its unique URL to share as needed. An example is something like [yourorg.Ludus.com]. You can also embed a donation widget into your website using our Embed Widget.

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Can I export donor data if needed?

Yes! You have ownership of all your donor data and can export it anytime.

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Can donors include a memo with their donation?

Yes! Ludus enables a memo field by default for your donors.

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Can donors donate while on a mobile device?

Yes! When we build features at Ludus, we build them to work on all screen sizes and devices.

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Are there limits to how much I can fundraise in a year?

No!

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Don't just take our word for it

There's a reason 2,000+ organizations throughout the U.S. — including K-12, colleges, community/regional theaters, and performing arts centers — trust Ludus.
Megan S.
Director
Capterra Review

“AMAZING! The people who helped with all my questions were fabulous, it was SUPER easy to use and set up and sell tickets online. If it wasn't for Ludus, we wouldn't have had a drama season in the spring of '21 because we weren't allowed to sell tickets in person at our school. I would use them again in a heartbeat!”

Josh H.
Teacher/Director
Capterra Review

“Ludus is an intuitive product that is easy to learn and implement. They are forward thinking and always finding new ways to improve, even in a global pandemic. On top of it all, their customer service is second to none. I would strongly recommend Ludus to any school or arts organization.”

Amy J.
Teacher/Director
Capterra Review

“Exceptional. Customer service is always on top of things and extremely helpful. The team is always working to stay current with the needs of the times we are living in - for example, developing a way to socially distance seats as tickets sell. Overall, I have consistently been impressed with this product, team, and innovation. Not once have I ever thought twice about using Ludus.”

Storm Z.
Department Chair/Choir Director
Capterra Review

“In terms of actual features that were game changers for our performing arts department: ability to create your own venue map, online reservations and payment, variable priced seating, ability to pass on credit card fees to patrons or to absorb them, dynamic social distancing options, ability to track sales and proceeds easily, fast/accurate payment, and a culture of continuous improvement."

Kate V.
Registrar/Office Manager
Mountain Top Music Center

“We had extensive demos from both Ludus and Vendini (now AudienceView), and were impressed with the flexibility and responsiveness of the Ludus system and their willingness to listen to and respond to our questions.”

Trent K.
Theatre Director
Capterra Review

“I have been blown away by the quality of the work. The customer service is out of this world. Most questions are answered within just a few minutes and all of my issues have been handled professionally and expediently.”

Ashley B.
Portage, MI
Portage Central Theatre

“My experience with Ludus has been top notch. My staff and I have found that it offers much more flexibility and ease of use in comparison to our previous program. Additionally, customer service is fast and friendly.”

Kylie S.
Director
Capterra Review

“We are a small rural school district. We can't afford super expensive ticketing systems. Ludus's user experience is unmatched and provides top-notch services for the least amount of monetary investment possible.”

Kristin M.
Kalamazoo, MI
MCC Overbrook Theater

“I am so blown away at the customer service. That kind of support in addition to a free program is hard to come by! This has made a world of difference in making my life easier as the box office manager. So glad to have found you!”

Ken S.
Odessa, TX
Permian High School

“I know I've said this in the past, but I just have to say it again....Ludus is incredible. Thank you for creating such a user-friendly and professional-looking/operating system. I love it. It's a lot of fun to use!”

Chris C.
Auditorium Manager
Capterra Review

“One of the main reasons we went with Ludus was customer support. I checked into the company and their reputation before we went with their package and I could not be happier. The Ludus support team is quick to answer questions and solve problems.”

Ken A.
Hermantown, MN
Hermantown High School

“It feels as though Ludus has been part of rehearsals and has made sure opening night goes smoothly. They operate the way every company should, by standing behind their product and supporting their customers.”

Explore and discover

Take a look at our core features and learn how Ludus can fit your needs:
Ticketing

The best way to sell tickets online and in person. Meet your patrons where they are with fast and flexible ticketing.

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Marketing

Stay in touch with your patrons through beautiful emails and targeted audiences.

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Collections

Go beyond ticketing. Start collecting payments and registrations for anything.

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Fundraising

Collect one-off and recurring donations, launch Fundraising pages, automate thank you's, & more.

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Passes

Turn your patrons into lifelong members with deeply customized memberships and passes.

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Classes

Collect student registrations seamlessly with our tailor-made class management system.

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Volunteer Management

Engage your community and save time through easy online volunteer sign ups and hour tracking.

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Streaming

Broadcast live streams, pre-recorded videos, and other linkable events all within one platform.

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Reporting

Use meaningful, real-time reports to understand sales and grow your organization.

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