Is a Virtual Fundraising Gala Right for Your Organization?

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Scott Robertson:
Hello everyone. I’m Scott Robertson, fundraising consultant for not for profit organizations and I specialize in benefit auctions. Have you considered canceling your fundraising event due to COVID-19?

Christopher Knapp:
We have important information for you in this moment of uncertainty. I’m Christopher Knapp, production manager for Harmon’s Audio Visual.

Scott Robertson:
That’s right. I came to Chris a couple of weeks ago because I had a longtime client that wanted to salvage their fundraising event, which was about to be canceled. So we put together a strategic team, had a lot of phone calls, and did some experimenting, and in just eight days we came up with a plan that worked and it worked beautifully. The event was a smashing success. People had fun and in turn the charity raised a lot of money. Essentially as much as we raised in the live event in 2019. So the virtual live fundraising gala worked really well. The virtual live gala is the next best thing to being there. Now this isn’t anything like eBay or your standard online auctions. This is a live party one where your philanthropists are sheltered in place and we’re all communicating in real time.

Christopher Knapp:
That’s right. All of your supporters are online, together at once. Live chatting, live bidding, and your live auctioneer, Scott Robertson, entertaining you, just as you’re accustomed.

Scott Robertson:
Chris’s team will handle all the technical requirements, which is a huge stress relief.

Christopher Knapp:
Cameras, lighting, backend support for the stream and rebroadcast will help you through the whole process from planning to event completion. And thanks to technology, we can work with you no matter your geographic location. Virtual live fundraising galas are an awesome idea that work, and we have a proven track record of success. With our collaboration, we can make it work for you.

Scott Robertson:
Your fund raising efforts today are important to fulfilling your mission for the future. So I urge you not to postpone this decision about your gala. Our situation will get better, although the timing for recovery is still an unknown. So let’s work together to be proactive in helping you find a creative solution for your fundraising dilemma.

Contact us today!

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