By night (OK, and day), I’m a blogger. But by day, I run an association for an educational nonprofit group.
Each summer, we train K-12 teachers from all over the world in a certain curriculum. More than 500 educators pounce on our registration website right after the new year to secure spots. It’s a complicated and lengthy process to get ready to open registration, and I’d been working on it since September.
In mid-December, we found out that our registration company we used wasn’t passing the revenue they collected for their clients to their clients. Had we been in the middle of registration, the $$ our customers had paid for our conference would not have made it to us.
So we dodged a bullet.
BUT. It was three weeks from the opening of our registration, and we had no means of taking registrations. Yikes!
Through personal contacts and through Twitter, I found people to (a) build our own system and (b) setup a way to take payments via credit cards. My suppliers and I worked through the holidays to create and test, test, test our customized system.
We opened this week with minimal snags.
We’re already halfway sold out.
I am stoked. Pretty darn pleased with myself. (And, of course, with my suppliers, who did the heavy lifting.)
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