If your plans for a live event have been crushed by COVID-19, you can still offer a virtual gala fundraiser. Here in the Washington, D.C. region, we are four weeks into the virus putting the kabash on all galas. Even so, some nonprofits have quickly adapted. More than one has re-imagining an in-person fundraiser into a virtual auction event. In the video, I share the four most common types of virtual gala fundraisers.
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It's been about one month since COVID-19 checked into the gala scene and prompted a wave of cancellations and reschedules. In that short period of time, the ingenuity of our industry has been on full display. Virtual gala fundraisers are mutating more rapidly than the virus! In five weeks, virtual auction events have pivoted twice. 1. First they shifted from in-person galas to livestreams. Gala chairs hosted these high-tech, scaled-down events in traditional auction venues
More likely than not, you're reading this from the comfort of your own home. We are, as my friend Amy said, on forced sabbatical. It's not our ideal sabbatical, but here we are. During this imposed break, I've been following the journey of those I know who are ill, educating myself on virtual gala options, and working on other projects. ========================== Short on time? Click to register for my complimentary webinar. Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1 PM Eastern Title:
To support two school auction clients whose galas were cancelled due to COVID-19, I shot videos that they could use as teasers for specific items being sold in an online auction. The goal was to get participants interested in bidding on these items. How did my school auction clients use these videos? They sent the video link in an email blast to their community. They posted and shared the video on Facebook. They added the video to the item description in the software online. It
I was going to share some thoughts about school class art projects today. But that was before one of my Kansas City readers asked a question about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). "I'm curious," she wrote, "if you have any events canceling or postponing because of the coronavirus? What are their contingency plans?" =============================== When news of COVID-19 broke, I initially thought I'd not write anything publicly. Focused attention on any subject allows it to gain