Improve email deliverability with a whitelabel domain

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Dryfta event platform now provides you with the option to send email campaigns signed by your own domain and through your own unique IP address. This improves email deliverability to a large extent and also lets you access more detailed reports of where your mails are going and how they are being treated by spam filters.

To enable these features on Dryfta platform, we have partnered with Sendgrid. Sendgrid is a widely-used, reliable platform to send your transactional and marketing emails.

Here’re the steps to set up your campaign sending through Sendgrid:

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New organizations who signed up for Dryfta in March 2017

Dryfta welcomes new clients in the non-profits, universities and organizations segments this month, including: International Foster Care Organisation’s 2017 World Conference and Organ Preservation Alliance’s Organ Banking Summit 2017.

Alongside non-profits, we have signed up with the African Tax Administration Forum, South Africa, to host the 6th Country Correspondence Conference.

Organ Banking Summit is using Dryfta to register participants, accept abstract submissions, create program schedule, sell tickets, and design their beautiful conference website.

In Non-profits segment, we also signed up European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) and Belgian Defence, Belgium, to host the ETRS 2017 Congress. They are using Dryfta to accept abstract submissions and conduct peer reviews, send email campaigns, sell tickets and build event website.

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How to Add & Promote your Event Website on StumbleUpon

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According to Wikipedia, StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. Adding your event website on Stumbleupon lets people with similar interests find your website. You can further maximize the conversion using Remarketing techniques.
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8 Ways You Can Help Get Women Speaking At Tech Events

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A significant female attendance at a tech event is a great mark of healthy gender diversity and increased engagement levels in terms of exchanging technological know-how and finding potential women founders.

Here’re some suggestions on how to bring more women speakers onboard for your next tech event:

1. Don’t kid yourself

If you believe that there aren’t enough qualified female or minority speakers to fill your conference agenda, you’re kidding yourself.

CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2016 report indicates that more than 1/3 of US tech workers are female, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That gives you a pool of more than 2 million women in the field. You can find the 10, 20, 100 or more speakers you need.

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Sync subscribers from Dryfta to Constant Contact

Dryfta is an event management platform for universities and organizations. The Constant Contact integration for Dryfta lets event organizers sync subscribers and mailing lists from Dryfta event platform to Constant Contact and vice-versa.

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Overall Benefits

  • Collect email addresses using the opt-in box on your Dryfta powered event website and push these subscribers to a mailing list on your Constant Contact account. That’s the combined power of Constant Contact email marketing and Dryfta event platform, at your disposal!
  • Apart from subscribers, you can also sync name and email addresses of your attendees and speakers to Constant Contact and send email campaigns using the Constant Contact email software.
  • Convert subscribers in your Dryfta event platform to registrants

Technical & Support

To use the Constant Contact integration for Dryfta, all you need is your API key and Access token. Enter these credentials in your Dryfta dashboard and you’re all set to start syncing your mailing lists and subscribers.

Cost

Constant Contact integration comes free with a Dryfta subscription.

 

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New & Improved Budget & Expenses Manager for Events

Budget & Expenses Manager was initially launched as a very basic budget management tool to add your expenses and calculate the total. After receiving feedback from our customers, we decided we should develop this into a more complete and visually appealing budget management tool.

With the new update, Budget & Expenses Manager lets you set a target budget and add your expenses. It then calculates your profit/loss based on expenses and the target budget and also lets you know the balance due for each item.

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Apart from giving the overall profit/loss overview, it also categorizes your budget and shows profit/loss for each category. It also visualize your expenses in a nice-looking circle graph / pie chart showing the total percentage of the expenses each item has incurred.

You can export your latest expenses data anytime. To download your expenses, profit/loss and other details, go to Take Backups and download your data in CSV format.

Let us know what you think of the new Budget & Expenses Manager and how do you plan to use this tool.

 

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Promote your event on Dryfta event directory & social networks – It’s free!

We have created an event directory to promote events of our customers, for no extra cost. After you submit your event, our team curates your submission and readies it for distribution on our social networks.

To submit your event, go to Marketing Tools > Add to Event Directory in your Dryfta backend dashboard.

We have also partnered with Speakerhub to promote your event on their event directory website. Apart from promoting your event, it also helps you acquire speakers who have signed up with Speakerhub and are looking for events to speak at.

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Let us know what you think of this value-add and if you have any suggestions for us to do it better.
 

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Clone previous year’s event to create new event

With Dryfta event platform, you have full control over your event data even after the event is over. Once the event is over, your event website remains up and running till you wish to delete it.

You can export your event data anytime. Event data includes attendees, abstracts, sessions, reviewers, orders among other data types.

If you were to purchase the platform each spring, you can create a new event using your past event data without having to recreate the event each year. It takes literally just one click to copy your past event.

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Let us know what you think of this feature and if this was something you were looking for.

 

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Non-profits & organizations signed up for Dryfta event platform (December)

With newly added features in November last month, Dryfta has gained 3 new customers in the non-profits and government organization segment this month, including: Oasis Open for their conference Borderless Cyber USA Conference and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (Im4Us) to host their 6th Im4Us 2017 Conference.

Alongside non-profits, we have signed up with the Ministry of Health, Kenya, to host their 10th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference. They shall use Dryfta to accept abstract submissions and conduct peer reviews, send email campaigns, build a full-fledged event website, sell tickets, creating name badges & participation certificates and numerous other requirements.

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To see the latest features added and improvements made to the Dryfta event platform, go to our System Status page.
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Display hotels near your event venue

Organizing an event is one aspect. Making sure your attendees are well accommodated is a whole lot different ball game. You need to block rooms in advance at multiple hotels, diligently manage the rooms blocked for attendees so there is enough availability while also making sure you havent blocked rooms more than what is required. All of this results in a lot of wasted resources, time and money.

Instead, wouldnt it be better if you could just display the nearest hotels to stay from your event venue, on your event website, and let your attendees book their rooms based on their requirements and budget? This saves you time, money and staff resources as you do not have to block rooms in advance.

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Using the Stay22 widget for Dryfta, you can display places to stay near your event venue. All you need to do is enable the widget from your Dryfta dashboard. There’re multiple filters for attendees to find rooms within their budget, based on distance from the venue, by check-in and check-out dates and with additional requirements.

Let us know what you think of this upgrade and if this was something you were looking for.

 

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