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Australian not-for-profit ticketing platform hits milestone

Not-for-profit ticket platform Humanitix has hit a milestone of Aus$300,000 (£168,200/€183,400/$203,300) in sales to support educational charity projects.

The company, which directs 100 per cent of the profits from booking fees toward education projects, such as literacy programs for young girls, claims to be the “fastest growing ticketing platform.”

Josh Ross, Humanitix co-chief executive, said: “We’re a charity for the tech-generation. We don’t ask for donations. We just ask anyone running an awesome event to use our platform – your booking fees can change lives.

“The Aus$300,000 mark has meant the events on our platform have had real impact. The Grounds of Alexandria have funded 15,000 meals for Aussie kids. The Football Federation of Australia funded 2 years of girl’s education from tickets to a single match!”

The charity’s co-chief executive Adam McCurdie said its ticket sales have been doubling every four months.

In the last year, the company has brought on thousands of new events organisers, including the Parliament House, the UN’s International Women’s Day, Singularity University, and the Yakandandah Folk Festival.

McCurdie added: “With funding we received from Google.org and the Atlassian Foundation, we’ve created unique features that other ticket platforms don’t have, including an advanced self-service ticket management.

“It’s not enough to have an extraordinary charitable impact – we know we need to have an extraordinary ticketing platform too. Our event organisers tell us we’re doing it right, and that’s why more than a million ticket buyers visited our event pages last year.”