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RunSignup | GiveSignup Hosts a Virtual “Cram Session” to Prepare the Endurance Industry for an Unprecedented Fall

August 28, 2020

Recordings of all sessions are now available

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignup|GiveSignup hosted a free Virtual Cram Session on August 25, 2020 to help race organizers, timers, and nonprofits plan for an unprecedented fall race season. The one-day program consisted of 11 sessions focused on pivoting normal operations to meet the moment, including virtual races, virtual challenges, modified in-person events, and building contingency plans to create reliable revenue streams. More than 600 industry professionals registered to participate.

RunSignup | GiveSignup Founder and CEO Bob Bickel said, “With the fall season coming up, we are seeing an increased interest in registering for events (both virtual and in-person). At the same time, in July we had a 46% increase in new races (compared to July 2019), indicating that customers are either new to our platform or creating entirely new race concepts. We hosted these sessions to help those new races – and established races with new virtual components – learn the platform efficiently.”

Cram Session presentations included:

  • A Panel of race organizers who have found success in varied ways (in-person, virtual, and challenge)
  • Creating hybrid events with both in-person and virtual components and the flexibility to adjust
  • Building a virtual challenge from scratch
  • Peer-to-Peer fundraising and case studies of virtual nonprofit events
  • Raising money for Giving Tuesday
  • Setting up virtual results
  • A refresh of RaceDay Scoring
  • A rundown of key features for virtual and hybrid events and a Town Hall for questions

Recordings of all sessions, along with presentation materials and additional resources, are now available (free) for all race directors, timers, and nonprofits. Organizations interested in browsing the materials and creating their own Cram Session can find everything here: https://resources.runsignup.com/fall-cram-session-resources/.

About RunSignup | GiveSignup

GiveSignup | RunSignup is the leading all-in-one platform for fundraising and endurance events. More than 21,000 events, supporting over 8,000 nonprofits, use GiveSignup/RunSignup’s free and integrated solution to save time, grow their events, and raise more. Built on a powerful CRM, our expertly crafted, open, and all-in-one solution powers nonprofit revenue generation and supporter engagement from run/walk/rides to ticket events to donation websites, forms, and fundraising campaigns. For more information, visit www.givesignup.org or www.runsignup.com.