Holding your fundraising event virtually, rather than in-person, doesn’t make the event easy. In order for your event to succeed, you still need to make the event a fun experience for your guests which means thoughtful and creative planning and skilled execution. Here are 10 tips for making your virtual event a success.
We might be driven indoors and we might be choosing to self-quarantine or practice social distancing. But that doesn’t mean that we have to abandon our efforts raise funds for our missions. We just need to adapt, to transform those efforts this year. Here are 9 virtual event ideas you can NOT invite your constituents to so your group doesn’t want to forge ahead.
Do people flock to your website in droves, click madly on your “donate now” button, and dump large amounts of money into your donor portal?
Do you have trouble getting your sponsors to sign on the bottom line?
Planning a fundraising event is challenging and time-consuming. You need a minimum of six months to plan an event (yes, I know it can be done in less, but it begins to get ugly if you have less time than that) and, ideally, nine months or more.
Lining up sponsorship commitments is usually something you do early in the process because that way, you can offer your sponsors maximum benefits—they can be in all of the pre-event publicity like participant registration or ticket sales and event promotional materials.
What if your sponsors delay making their commitment decisions?