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Canva launches design API for event organisers with Humanitix

Not-for-profit Humanitix has partnered with online design and publishing platform Canva to integrate its API for event organisers.

The Australia-headquartered ticketing firm directs 100 per cent of the profits from booking fees toward education projects, such as literacy programmes for young girls.

Humanitix has been selected as the launch partner for the Canva Button API, and is the first online ticketing platform to release the integration.

Mike Williams, product manager for the Canva Button, said: “Millions of people use Canva every month to promote and showcase their events with a Canva design. We’re thrilled to see Humanitix embrace the Canva Button to help streamline the design process for their users, and give their already great event creation experience that extra edge.”

The Australian design company uses a simple drag-and-drop user interface and a library of templates ranging from presentations, social media posts, posters, invitations to resumes.

Humanitix co-chief executive Josh Ross said: “Canva has been a huge supporter of Humanitix’s mission to use event booking fees to close the education gap. Because Canva worked with Humanitix for their pilot roll out, we’ve been able to offer world-first event-management features to our users, who can create professional banners and promotional graphics right from within our platform.

“It means better events, more tickets sold, and more booking fees for our education projects. It’s all about running events with impact.”

In October, Humanitix integrated with Facebook as an events ticketing partner, which allows events to go live on both platforms simultaneously – without needing to recreate the event on Facebook.

In 2018, Humanitix received US$1m from Google after winning the company’s Impact Challenge, and has since gained financial backing from Australian technology giant Atlassian. Latest figures project more than three million ticket buyers visiting the charitable platform each year.