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Long Live the Virtual Fundraising Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person fundraising events – once fundamentals of the healthcare fundraising playbook – now feel as antiquated as typewriters and VCRs. At least for now, home offices and laptop screens have largely displaced America’s boardrooms and ballrooms. As a result, many nonprofits that relied on in-person events and fundraising strategies – healthcare institutions and hospitals for example – had a difficult choice to make:   Wholesale cancellation of these plans until in-person gathering was once again […]

Four Steps to Ensuring ROI for Virtual Events

For many nonprofit organizations, events are an important way to raise funds, gather close donors, and educate the community in a unique way. Current limitations for in-person gatherings present a challenge for organizations that were planning to hold events, particularly this spring and summer. An Assess-Decide-Communicate-Execute framework offers a process to clarify your event objectives […]

The Keys to Maximizing Your Virtual Gala

Innovative solutions for engaging nonprofit supporters have emerged as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to reevaluate and revise their fundraising strategies, particularly those halted by social distancing practices. For nonprofits across sectors, it will take some trial and error to determine which solutions are most effective, and perhaps, worth integrating into   long-term toolkits for […]

How One Nonprofit Organization is Turning its Annual Gala into a Major Online Event

It is no secret that large in-person events and galas are instrumental in raising awareness and funds for nonprofits across geographies and sectors. With these events currently on hold during the COVID-19 crisis, organizations are questioning how they can replicate their impact. The good news is that we are already seeing many organizations successfully pivot […]

Major Event Planning: Increasing the ROI

We have all been there before: The months of planning, recruiting a committee, selecting the appropriate honoree, repeated outreach to vendors and sponsors, proofreading the program and every last detail down to the seating plan and place settings… Every year, development professionals devote an enormous amount of time, energy, and resources to executing a large […]

Maximizing Event ROI: Incorporating a Defined Major Gift Strategy in Special Event Planning

We have all been there before: The months of planning, recruiting a committee, selecting the appropriate honoree, repeated outreach to vendors and sponsors, proofreading the program and every last detail down to the seating plan and place settings… Every year, development professionals devote an enormous amount of time, energy, and resources to executing a large […]