An Introduction to Virtual Benefit Galas

Jenelle Taylor, CAI, BAS

It remains to be seen when nonprofits will resume traditional in-person fundraising events. For the past four months almost all fundraising has moved online, and even when ballroom events resume, it’s likely that this virtual gala methodology will be part of our new normal. Join this session to learn what a virtual gala looks like, how to evaluate what you’re seeing, and what are the critical components for success. It’s here to stay, so let’s find ways to make everyone shine!

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify virtual galas to view online
  2. Evaluate virtual galas using provided tools
  3. Describe the difference between viewing platforms and bidding/donating technology
  4. List the typical components of a successful virtual gala 

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Community of Practice:  Benefit Auctioneer