NRH Virtual Lunchtime Nonprofit Meet & Greet

• Introduce yourself and your organization to our growing NRH community
• Build relationships and expand your network with fellow nonprofit
organizations and NRH Associate Members
• Get direct access to key leaders, influencers, and experts in a variety of
professions supporting the nonprofit industry
• Learn about and get expert advice on pertinent industry topics including:

Board Governance
Fundraising
HR and Staffing
Promoting Your Nonprofit
Risk & Financial Management
Technology

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Powered By Professionals

Powered by Professionals (PBP) (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/) is a national fundraising and event management firm, based in New York City, that specializes in helping charity and non-profit organizations exceed their fundraising goals. Utilizing their unique strategic approach (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/fundraising/), PBP identifies the key individuals involved in your organization including board members, honorees, and committee members, and works with them to transition their personal relationships into fundraising relationships.

Over the last 20 years, PBP has worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/clients/) to maximize their fundraising efforts and in the process have managed and produced hundreds of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/production/), resulting in close to $150 million raised for these charities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, PBP has been at the forefront of the virtual and hybrid event space (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/hybrid-and-virtual-events/), working with dozens of nonprofits to rethink their fundraising strategy and take both their event and fundraising online. Here are a few tips from PBP that can help you plan a successful virtual fundraising event (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/nonprofit-virtual-event-examples/):

MAP OUT YOUR EVENT

Whether you are looking to go hybrid or fully virtual for your annual fundraising gala, awareness run/walk, or benefit concert, you will need to determine your event format and how you envision it happening so that the rest of the event planning falls into place. Once you have figured out what parts of your event you want prerecorded vs. live, create an event timeline (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/event-timelines/) and run of show to start outlaying your event planning process.

IDENTIFY YOUR TECH PARTNERS

There are so many types of virtual event platforms available now; it can be difficult to decide which to use. PBP is constantly exploring new platforms and revisiting existing ones, as the platforms are continuously evolving and adding new services. Sometimes a combination of different tech platforms works best for your event. PBP has a couple blog posts that can help you pick the best platform for your organization linked here (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/virtual-event-tech-questions/) and here (https://www.poweredbyprofessionals.com/vendor-highlight-tech-platforms/).

REHEARSE!

You cannot rehearse too much. If your event has live components, you will need to make sure all your speakers know how to access the event, when they will be seen on screen, and how they will interact with the audience. Even if your event is fully prerecorded, you will need to watch your video content many times to find the best places to put any graphics, make sure the videos transition well, and that your program’s message is clear to the audience. The more you rehearse, the more flawless your event will be because you will be able to pick up little details you may not have thought of before.

For more virtual and hybrid event fundraising and event planning tips, tune into our webinar on September 21, where PBP CEO and Founder, Darren Port, will be discussing how to adapt your event and fundraising strategy in a world of COVID-19 uncertainty. More information about the webinar and how to register is below.

Register for the webinar here.

Unveiling Financial Purpose, Power & Prosperity: Pandemic & Beyond

Unveiling Financial Purpose, Power & Prosperity: Pandemic & Beyond

About This Event

Unveiling Financial Purpose, Power & Prosperity: Pandemic & Beyond

This seminar will present the tools and resources with strategies to strengthen and develop new skills to discover and re-discover avenues for wealth building power, aligning purpose and financial prosperity for personal lives and nonprofit organizations. The Zoom information will be emailed upon receipt of your registration.

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NFP Advisor Volume 23

Nonprofit professionals, check out our latest newsletter,
NFP Advisor Vol. 23!

Articles include:

  • Gifts in Kind – New Rules
  • News Flash! Exempt Organizations May Actually Have to Pay Income Tax
  • Audit Committee Bootcamp Wrap Up

Where Stories, Donations, and Quarantine Life Meet

From Zoom to Zoomathon, Building Community and Fundraising Through Virtual Events

Learn how the Children’s Tumor Foundation was able to transition to a virtual event portfolio in 2020 and achieve fundraising and awareness success during the pandemic through an enhanced partnership between the Development and Marketing teams. Innovation and strategic event planning were critical, while strong volunteer engagement and donor stewardship were key drivers for fundraising and participation in a challenging year.

Thinking About A Hybrid Event?

Welcome to 2021 (and beyond?) where the hybrid event in-person/virtual event has entered the picture. As vaccines are starting to be rolled out, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and what is hopefully the end of the pandemic. We have been working with our non-profit partners to plan their fundraising events for the year and while we may be able to gather in larger numbers as the control COVID-19 has over our world wanes, many people may still not be comfortable doing so.

To that end, we have been preparing for the hybrid event concept as our template for the next year or two. If you haven’t already heard the term, hybrid events consist of the more traditional in-person gala/5k/concert/etc. (albeit much smaller in scale), coupled with a virtual program that we’ve all gotten much more comfortable with in 2020. Hosting a hybrid event allows your donors to participate in the way they are most comfortable with whether that is attending an in-person gathering or supporting your organization from the comfort of their own home.

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.

TECH PARTNER

Finding the right tech partner is now more important than ever. Look for a partner that will excel at both the in-house A/V as well as the livestreaming to an online event page. You can find more info on what to consider when picking your tech platform in our tech solutions blog post.

INCORPORATE THE LIVE EVENT INTO THE VIRTUAL EVENT

How will you’re in-person program translate to a virtual setting? Will you pre-record portions (or all) of the program or will you have a live stream from the venue for your viewers at home?

INCORPORATE THE VIRTUAL EVENT INTO THE LIVE EVENT

This is not the same as above and may be more important! For maybe the first time, your charity’s in-person event will be broadcast to a much larger audience. How can you connect the folks in the room with those who are at home? Remember a hybrid event is one event, so we want to make sure to link everyone who is coming out for the same important cause together on this special evening.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Should all your speakers be in the same room at the venue? Make sure you are respectful of your speakers’ comfort level with being in a larger group. As always, safety protocols should be strictly adhered to!

TECH SUPPORT

This is really taking the time to stress AGAIN how important your tech partner is. Consider pre-recording any live speakers just in case. Cover all of your bases ahead of time including confirming that your venue has the bandwidth for any live streaming you will be doing.

ATTENDEE OPTIONS

Be very clear about the various levels of attendance and what each option entails. Will there be exclusive opportunities only available to in-person attendance? What if government restrictions change, or someone’s travel plans do? Be as flexible as you can to allow for the maximum number of attendees.

CONSISTENT AND COMPELLING MESSAGING

It should not matter how or where you attend meaning that you want to have consistent same messaging throughout your event experience. Virtual attendees now are more virtual-event savvy, so you’ve got to make sure that the content online is engaging, while also allowing the in-person attendees to connect, network, and take advantage of any features your tech platform may have.

TWICE THE PRICE, THREE TIMES THE WORK

And lastly, the costs may stack up very quickly as you once again pay for a venue, catering, AND tech platform. Plus, there will be two guest lists now – one for in the room, and one for online. Ease some of that burden by building out a comprehensive timeline and sticking to a budget.

Now is the chance to take the best of the best – what worked best for physical in-person events, and what worked best throughout this season of virtual events and build the “perfect” event with all the best components! There are cost effective ways to do this as well and we are happy to talk this through with you. Let Powered by Professionals help you navigate these uncharted waters, as we all find our way back to a new normal.