Virtual Fundraising Events

Your annual gala event is one of your most important fundraisers of the year.
It’s what you, your staff and volunteers have been working on for months on end— a fundraiser that helps support the programs and good work your organization provides.

What do you do when an unexpected situation happens that affects the ability to host a live event? Whether it’s weather-related or a public health concern, it’s a major conundrum.

The good news is you have options. You can choose to reschedule your event or move to a virtual fundraising event. Either way, you don’t have to lose the fundraising momentum you and your team have been working so hard for.

Feel free to visit our Virtual Fundraising Event Page for more information on running a successful virtual gala or virtual campaign.

Special events are on the rise

Special Events Are on the Rise in 2022

Special Events Are on the Rise in 2022 More nonprofits are adopting special events in the coming year to build emotional connections with donors, and develop lasting relationships. Whether they’re focused on fundraising or on stewardship, special events can create intimate, memorable experiences that bring donors closer to the cause. Showcasing the work your nonprofit… Read More »

The Hybrid Fundraising Event

Virtual Events in a Post-COVID Future The onset of COVID-19—and the resulting restrictions on large gatherings—necessitated a very quick pivot away from traditional fundraising galas and in-person events. Nonprofits were presented with a choice: no events at all, or figure out how to hold one virtually so guests could participate from any device, anywhere they… Read More »

Ethical Storytelling + Nonprofit Fundraising

Telling one person’s emotionally compelling success story through an appeal video can be the single most powerful way to inspire donors to give generously. There’s even scientific research to back this up! But asking someone, especially someone who is already in a vulnerable situation, to share what is typically a deeply personal and sensitive story… Read More »

Catering Options for Virtual Fundraising Events-A Q&A with Vibrant Table Catering

A critical part of a fundraising gala is the catering of a delicious meal served to your guests with the utmost care and attention from a catering partner who understands the importance of guest experience and the timing of the meal in your program. At the onset of the pandemic, catering companies across the country… Read More »

Virtual Event Checklist-Your Quick Guide to Planning a Successful Virtual Event

Short on time? Need to plan a virtual event quickly? We pulled together our team at Greater Giving who’ve been watching, supporting, and participating in virtual fundraising events  to come up with the must-do items to host a successful event. Keeping this guide actionable with checkboxes and only the most critical aspects of an event,… Read More »

Tuning Up a Virtual Event

Another non-profit fundraising season is nearly upon us—after last spring’s sudden shift to online events, it’s a great time to review virtual event options to enhance fundraising. The Evolution of Virtual Events Virtual events first came on the scene during the Digital Revolution in the 1990s as a way to connect small group meetings and… Read More »

The Hottest Virtual Fundraising Auction Items, According to Greater Giving’s Auction Experts

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events Every fundraising auction should have a few items that are unexpected or so special they illicit a “WOW” from your audience. Virtual auctions are no different. Bringing in an item that stands out as unique or unexpected will… Read More »

A Look at the Technological Aspect of Your Virtual Event

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events When it comes to virtual events there’s nothing more important to its success than the ability to effectively communicate with its attendees. If a technical glitch occurs it could cause your message to be garbled or missed altogether…. Read More »

Conservation Northwest Saved Annual Gala with Online Fundraiser

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events Dedicated to sustainable forestry and ecological resilience, Conservation Northwest usually holds its annual gala in the spring.   Check out the full Conservation Northwest Blazes New Trail with Virtual Gala client story for more details on their successful switch… Read More »