With COVID-19 causing waves worldwide, we are finding a divide in the United States, with many states extending stay-at-home orders while others are slowly working to reopen with restrictions in place.
During this time at home, the event industry has taken a big hit. Many non profits rely on the funds raised through galas, and with the orders in place restricting large gatherings and events, raising money during this time may seem somewhat impossible. Events Unleashed wants you to know you can still raise the money you need during this time, and that we are here to help!
More options than you think
As a non-profit, you have more options than you think when it comes to raising money during this pandemic. Even through devastating times, people are still willing to help, so it's important not to get discouraged!
1. Raise through your website and social media
Now more than ever, engaging with your audience on social media is a great way to gain support. Revamp your website and/or social media, create content that really gets your mission across, and let your followers know they can donate (big or small) with an easy click of a button. Create an easy donation process on your website or use Instagram's new donation sticker option.
2. Postponing your event
Postponing your event is a great alternative to canceling. The event industry is working hard to get all the events that needed to be canceled moved to late 2020 or early 2021. It's not too late to postpone yours!
3. Online/Virtual Gala
Turning your event virtual is a great way to keep your fundraising goals up to date. With easy ways to go live (like Facebook Live), you're still able to have silent auctions, live auctions, paddle-raises, online donation options, text-to-donate, and more! You can provide your audience with fun and entertainment from the comfort of their homes. Reaching out to guest speakers or performers and asking them to participate can also help raise engagement.
To learn more about a virtual gala or event, contact us today! We'd love to help you navigate the online event space while providing support during planning.
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Post written by Kaley M. for Events Unleashed.