How To Give Donated Tickets

January 2023: the current dashboard release has new graphics and some interface changes. Many screenshots still reflect the older release and will be updated shortly.

How To Give Teacher Tickets

Sometimes referred to as "Teacher Tickets", it is common to see donations made with the intent of providing a ticket, or tickets, for an "unknown" person by a generous donor and/or sponsor.

Although the intent is to provide Tickets the best approach is to actually look at this as Donation Items that would be used to pool money to be used for Donated Tickets.

Create a Donation Item

For the Donation Item, the following guidelines will help:

  • use a simple Title, for example Teacher Ticket would work;
  • assign the Type to Donation; and,
  • optionally add a Description.


Donation Items Section

This is where the magic happens:

  • Show in default web purchase element should be enabled.
  • Donation Levels will need to be set -- using an * will provide for an open amount box.


The donor could see something like the following when visiting your auction website to buy tickets:


An example partial Item Catalog element taken from a demonstration event.

Sell The Tickets

Once the "teacher" is known, you can then use the Sell Tickets function from the Tickets dashboard to give them a Donated Ticket for the event.

Reviewed: January 2023