Virtual gala: Master or Disaster?

To be a master at planning your virtual gala, you need to know a lot about the event: What style fits you best? What are your resources? Today I rack-and-stack the types of virtual galas from those offering the most control to the least control.

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The 9 best virtual gala themes of 2020

Last week wrapped up the final two virtual galas I worked in 2020, finishing up a total of 33 virtual events for the year.  Many more virtual galas are already on the calendar for spring 2021. One question from new clients has been about themes.  &#822…

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The nonprofit winners and losers of COVID-19

On June 4 The Chronicle of Philanthropy published Michael Theis’ article, “Trust in Nonprofits Rises as Confidence in Government Covid Response Slides.” Two of the survey results shared are of interest to those working with auction ga…

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Your virtual auction event is already changing

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 mutati…

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Free webinar: Online “virtual gala” options and what’s best for you

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 journ…

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