Virtual Fundraising

The Hottest Items to Procure for Online Auctions

Online auctions have opened the door to an effective way for nonprofits to fundraise across virtual and real borders. With software tools that can both manage and process the auctions, auction item contributors and sponsors are fairly represented and donors can safely explore and bid on their favorite choices. This is great news when flexibility… Read More »

Examining Facebook’s Music Copyright Rules

Facebook Live is the preferred broadcasting platform many nonprofits use for their virtual fundraising galas. It’s simple to use and can easily connect you with most of your donor community. But Facebook is strict with copyright rules regarding music and we’ve found three areas that you should be aware of when putting together a presentation…. Read More »

8 Virtual Event Best Practices

Are you jumping from a live gala to an online version and not quite sure where to begin? We have put together eight virtual event ideas to get you inspired!   Live events, better engagement To make the kind of impact that duplicates an in-person fundraiser, it’s important to provide them with a real-time experience…. Read More »

7 Virtual Event Execution Tips

Now that virtual events are more commonplace, rethinking your event execution strategy is an important first step. We’ve compiled seven virtual event ideas that will help you get started! Create a plan designed for virtual events When planning several virtual events, your programs should follow a consistent pattern that can be easily duplicated. Design a… Read More »

The Importance of Keeping the Goals You’ve Set for 2020

Fundraising strategies have undergone drastic changes and nonprofits everywhere are turning to innovative ways to continue reaching for their goals. For some, this means increasing their traditional and digital marketing, for others it means stepping into the new world of live virtual events. Whichever method your organization chooses to use to reach potential donors, the… Read More »

How to Engage Guests Before Your Virtual Event

Fundraising season is looking a little different this year, as more nonprofits than ever have turned to holding virtual events. And it’s presenting some new challenges—without the opportunity to connect with your would-be bidders in person, how do you get the word out about your upcoming event? How do you build the excitement and anticipation?… Read More »

Catlin Gabel School Breaks Records Moving to Virtual Event

When faced with a sudden mandated restriction on large gatherings, Catlin Gabel School, Portland Oregon’s nationally recognized progressive independent day school, moved quickly to create a unique online fundraising event, surpassing goals and paving the way for other nonprofits and schools to follow their lead. Planning for Catlin Gabel’s annual fundraiser was in the final… Read More »

Are you Tech Ready to Host a Virtual Fundraising Event?

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events We connect with Brian Harris and Todd Campbell from The AV Department to discuss the technical side of hosting virtual fundraising events. A full-service live event audiovisual and media production company, The AV Department understands the needs of… Read More »

Creating a Connection with Your Virtual Audience

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events Keeping your audience engaged, inspired, and motivated during a virtual event poses a unique challenge. You have about thirty seconds to grab their attention and from that moment on you are competing with their devices, interruptions from other… Read More »