Charging for events
We want to keep ONA Local events as accessible as possible, but a small fee can often discourage no-shows at events for which you need a definite head count.
If you would like to charge for events, Meghan will connect the event registration on your Meetup page to ONA’s PayPal account. Once you’re ready to charge for an event, save a draft of the event in Meetup and send it to Meghan to set up the payment system. Never set up a bank account for your group to collect payments.
If you charge for an event, we ask that the fee be reasonable (under $10). Consider offering opportunities to volunteer to help at the event so those who can’t afford it can attend for free.
For liability reasons, attendees must use the group’s Meetup page to pay with a credit card or PayPal. We can’t accept cash collected at the door.
Please contact Meghan if you are using an event registration platform other than Meetup so that we can connect it to ONA’s financial accounts.
What if my group earns money through a partnership or registration?
Any funds that your group earns (such as financial sponsorships or registration) will come through ONA and we’ll use it to cover the overall costs of the event. Again, do not set up a bank account for your group.
Most events don’t make enough money to cover the costs of putting them on, but in the rare instance there are leftover funds, we will work with you to set it aside for future events.