COVID-19 abruptly shut down the fundraising galas of schools and nonprofits this spring. Is a virtual gala fundraiser your only option?
Online we can read reports that show conservative scientific models impacting society for months.
Others offer more hopeful predictions of what could happen.
And some wonder if we re-open society too soon, the consequences could be severe, possibly leading to yet another shutdown again this fall.
The only certainty is that it’s all a big unknown. Ha!
Keeping the unpredictability of the virus in mind, this videos shares my suggestions for your fundraising auction plans over the next few months.
Want to visit with me about running a virtual gala fundraiser?
Don’t be nervous; it’s not so difficult.
You’ll be relieved to learn about your technology options and ways to build community, even online.
Is a virtual event as good as an in-person event?
Depends on how you opt to measure it.
All things considered, no, I don’t think so.
But my advice is to play the hand you are dealt; don’t keep throwing in your cards hoping for a better hand — it might not come.
And for more insight to auction galas and COVID-19 strategy, click here.