- What is myVillage?
is an Internet based, event management business that enables
for-profit and non-profit organizations promote their meetings,
seminars, fundraisers, parties; any event where people get together.
There is no setup fee & no fee for
FREE events. You do not need to pay for or download
any software. Also there is no monthly fee.
- Who uses myVillage services?
"Event" organizers from all walks of life use myvillage,
some examples of organizers are;
- Free Seminars : A corporate seminar organizer
that offers free registration for its product seminars.
- Courses : A medical school that offers
full time courses & registration to various course modules.
- Magazine Sales : A magazine publisher
that offers subscription to its magazine worldwide.
- Fund Raisers : A non-profit organization
for registering & promoting its fundraisers.
- On-line Fundraisers : A non-profit organization
for holing on line fund raising.
- Membership : A professional organization
for promoting membership & membership renewals.
- Political Contributions : An organization
holding political events and fundraisers.
In short, any organization that holds any type of
event needs myVillage services.
- Can any one set up an Event on myVillage?
Any Individual or Organization may set up an Event for
legal (as defined by the US law) Free or for Fee event. At
the time for first registration myVillage does make
contact with the Individual or Organization within 24
Hrs, prior to authorizing the use of myVillage
- Do Organizer need a Credit Card Merchant account?
No, unlike other event management companies we do not
expect you to have a merchant account and other expensive tools
for on line processing. Your attendees will use myVillage, Inc.
secure on line payment processing solutions.
- How does myVillage charge for the service it provides?
MyVillage offers its services on the "pay as you go"
basis. In other words, currently there is no setup fee. If an
organizer holds a free event or offers a free registration,
then myVillage does not charge any fee either.
The fees, when charged by myVillage are based on a percentage
of registration or ticket fees. Currently myVillage charged
3% credit card processing fee and 3% my myVillage fee.
It should be pointed out that organizer is not expected to have
their own merchant account, they use myVillage, Inc. merchant
accounts. This saves Organizer monthly merchant fees and on
average 3% credit card processing fee. Therefore at most costing
the organizer 3% of the fee it charges for registration or ticket.
Most of myVillage organizers not only save on the cost of holding
an event, but by using myVillage promotional tools, such as
Automatic Email reminders,
Post Cards and
Business Cards to increase
their event attendance many folds, therefore making their events
- How does Organizer gets paid?
Organizer gets paid by check on the
15th of the month. Special
arrangements can be made with MyVillage for payments on other
days than the 1st and 15th .
- Does Organizer get reports on how many and who has
MyVillage sends daily, weekly or monthly reports to
organizer on Event Registration progress. Organizer decides
how frequently to get these reports via email. The reports are
also available on line 24/7 and can be automatically exported
to an Excel or MS Word file if desired.
Up-to-date knowledge about
who and how many are attending helps the Organizer plan for
the event in very efficient manor.
- Do prospective event attendees know who else is
coming prior to registration?
can set an option to let prospective attendees see who else
has already registered. Organizer can also turn this option
- Can myVillage help me promote my events?
Yes, in fact there are a number of ways we help Event
organizers promote their events.
- The E-mail Promotion Tool
This promotion tool is available from Organizer area. Organizer
simply uploads email addresses, enters the plain or html text,
and selects a frequency. MyVillage, email server will send
out email reminders at the specified rate.
- Snail-mail Marketing Tools
Organizer can order post cards and Business Cards
(business cards are free) from myVillage on line service.
MyVillage will have this Business or Post Cards printed for
you & mail you in time to promote your event. These Business
Cards & Post Cards can have any message you like. See
for more details
Does myVillage have all-important anti Spam feature?
MyVillage has three anti-spasm features.
- Selective Email
Organizer can choose to send email to only people
who have not booked for event yet.
- Event Un-Subscribe
Email recipient can choose to un-subscribe from
the event email only.
- MyVillage Un-Subscribe
Email recipient can choose to unsubscribe from
myVillage emails list from any event or organizer.
How does Organizer tell its prospective event attendee
about the event?
Generally Organizer will email or snail-mail its
prospective attendee a url like
where "myevent" is Organizers event name. The attendee clicks
on the event URL to book the event, also know who else is
coming to the event, if "Show Attendees" option is set. The
attendee pays for the event on line. All in a matter of few
How does Organizer know who is coming to his event?
Organizer get daily, weekly or monthly reports about
registration progress. Prior to going to the event, the Organizer
will print a report conveniently in Excel or MS word, print
name tags and take to the event. Some Organizers have access
to Internet at the event site; therefore they continue to
register attendees at the event also. To encourage on line
event registration prior to the event, most organizers charge
more for on site event registration.