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After producing 30+ virtual events in the past year, Powered by Professionals has utilized many tech platforms. As we begin working on numerous hybrid events for this fall, we would like to highlight two of our favorite virtual vendors that we are excited to now integrate with our live events: Cadence and OneCause.
Here at PBP, adapting has been the name of the game, from in-person to virtual events, ramping up on tech platforms, and finding ways to pre-record “live” segments to make them feel live. But the adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” very much applies to our Year 1 of pandemic living.
We created a hybrid event checklist for you that highlights a few of the things you should keep in mind when deciding if a hybrid event is right for your non-profit. While there are many benefits to hosting a hybrid event to fundraise for your charity, we also included a few possible pitfalls that you will want to avoid in your event planning process.
When choosing what tech platform(s) to use for your virtual event, the overarching question to keep in mind is: will you search for one platform that is all-encompassing? Or will you cherry-pick parts of several platforms (using the best aspects of each) to create a tech “web” that handles the entire event?
Virtual events are trending right now and non-profit organizations are having a great deal of success with fundraising via this platform. Besides ensuring the safety of all your donors and participants, having a virtual event allows for more supporters to be able to participate and become involved with your organization. And if set up and structured properly, you have the potential to exceed your event’s fundraising goal by leveraging your supporters’ networks.
GivingTuesdayNow is a great opportunity to engage with your donors and remind them of why they should continue to support your organization, now more than ever. Participating in this generous movement can give people a sense of empowerment and solidarity. Here is some advice to keep in mind as you craft your message for this upcoming event: