This Virtual Events page gives you links to build your activities for your virtual event and downloads to enhance your fundraising event's potential. This page has everything from blog posts to strategy guides for download, links to page designs for Virtual Events and examples and case studies of successful virtual events.
|Compelling Storytelling for Virtual Fundraisers|
Authentic and compelling storytelling should be the backbone of every fundraising campaign, including your virtual fundraising events in order to more deeply connect with your audience. With these tools at hand, you’ll be ready to captivate your audience and host a virtual fundraiser that helps you build community, forge meaningful connections and inspire lifelong supporters.
|Fact or Fiction: Misconception of Virtual Fundraisers|
Your organization is likely looking at how to adopt virtual fundraising events more regularly into your annual plan. Yet, you may still have some reservations about how to successfully and efficiently execute them. Look at a few common ideas about virtual events to help dispel the myths and reinforce the truths about what they can accomplish for your nonprofit.
|7 ways to Help Your Virtual Fundraising Event Achieve In-Person Fundraising Results|
Here are seven stellar strategies for helping your virtual event boost revenue and meet, or even beat, your fundraising goals.
|Campaign Calendars for Virtual Fundraising Events|
These campaign calendars are helpful in coordinating all of your virtual fundraising event to-dos into an easy and actionable timeline. The less time you have to spend organizing means the more time you can dedicate to bringing in new donors and exceeding your fundraising goals.
|Successful Virtual Fundraising Events: Inspiring Stories from Nonprofits|
These few examples of successful virtual fundraising events can serve to inspire and motivate you to create your own. Whether you go full virtual or create a hybrid virtual/in-person fundraiser, these ideas can help you expand your reach, inspire donors in new ways and help you grow your mission during the crisis and far beyond.
|Virtual Fundraising Events Checklist & Planner|
This comprehensive list for before, during and after your virtual event will help ensure you don’t miss a step, even amidst a hectic schedule. Print and keep handy throughout your planning to ensure you stay focused, organized and hold a smooth-running event that helps you raise more for your cause.
|Tech Setup Guide for Virtual Fundraising Events|
If the technical setup for a virtual event is keeping you from embracing the fundraising possibilities these campaigns can provide, then this guide is here to ease your tech fears. The setup needed for a virtual fundraising event can be as simple as your phone/computer or a bit more complex with added services that are both inexpensive and easy-to-use.
|Virtual Fundraising Campaign Ideas|
We are all in uncertain times due to the coronavirus pandemic and the prescribed social distancing, and it has left many nonprofits wondering what alternatives they have to holding an in-person fundraising event so they can still make a difference for their cause.
Our infographic, Virtual Fundraising Event and Campaign Ideas, brings them 10 effective and fun ways to take their event online, when the time comes for them to start fundraising again. We share what each idea entails, how to put it into action, plus creative uses to get nonprofits going when they’re ready.
|7 Proven Virtual Fundraising Event Ideas|
See how these nonprofits set up, promoted, and executed fun, exciting and effective virtual fundraising events. From virtual runs and swims, to Celebration Days, galas and beyond, look at the expert tips, tools, and strategies that helped them reach (and even exceed!) their goals.
|5 Steps to the Perfect Virtual Fundraising Event Program|
Our ebook, 5 Steps to the Perfect Virtual Fundraising Event Program, shows you not only the virtual fundraising event set-up essentials but also the five easy steps you can take to build a dynamic virtual event program that’s sure to engage your audience and motivate supporters. We even threw in a handy virtual event program checklist to keep you organized before, during and after.
Designing for Virtual Events
|Event Page||For a Virtual Event, you will want to create a one stop location for all your event needs, whether it is donations, sponsorships, livestreaming or progress. Create an Event Page to rally your supporters around.|
|Event Page Progress||While you can use a Fundraising Thermometer for your virtual event, you may want something similar specifically on the Event Page to showcase your progress and thank your donors.|
|Event Page Videos||Virtual Events can take many forms. Including videos can draw your audience to your cause more than just images. Livestreaming videos allow you to take the live event experience to the virtual environment. Add a video (live or recorded) to your Event Page.|
|Live Event Theme||When you select the Live Event Theme in the Event Page, your Hero section transforms into a one stop giving screen to stream your live event.|
|Fundraising Thermometer||Whether you livestream or record a video, you can include a Fundraising Thermometer in the background. Or share out your Fundraising Thermometer so all can see your progress.|
The Essential Tech Elements for Virtual Fundraising Events
In the new world of social distancing and limited in-person gatherings, nonprofits everywhere are embracing virtual fundraising events and campaigns. Hosting virtual fundraising events are new to many nonprofits and can, therefore, make those in charge feel a bit intimidated, especially if they don’t define themselves as particularly “tech savvy.” If that’s you, do not fear. Click here to read the rest of this blog post.
Virtual Event - Event Page Showcase/Examples
|Genesis Community Health|
|Virtual Event In Action - Friends of Youth|
|Virtual Events in Action - Advocates for Children|
|Virtual Events in Action - Believe Big|