Virtual Fundraising Resource Hub
Everything you need to lead and succeed with virtual fundraising
Together with a nationwide community of fundraisers, we’ve put together:
- Virtual Fundraising Guides
- Virtual Fundraising Webinars
- Virtual Fundraising Data Insights
- Virtual Fundraising Success Stories
We’d love to help you reach your goals.
Why Virtual Fundraising is More Important Than Ever
The events of 2020 have forced us to rethink the way that we deliver programming. They’ve also forced us to reconsider how we fundraise. For many, the traditional gala, live auction, or other in-person event is no longer feasible. That’s left many nonprofit fundraising developers wondering what’s next.
The fundraising professionals at GiveSmart have teamed up with nonprofit fundraising professionals across the country to answer that question. On this page, you’ll find virtual fundraising resources, including:
- Virtual Pivot Success Webinars
- #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Webinars
- Virtual Fundraising Checklist
- Virtual Fundraising Examples
- Blogs, Whitepapers, Data Insights
- and more!
So take advantage of the knowledge, insights, encouragement and opportunities that we see from working with fundraising developers every day on the GiveSmart virtual fundraising platform. For more information about GiveSmart, or to schedule a demo of our fundraising software, visit us here.
#OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success Webinar Series
There’s a new way forward with fundraising and plenty of options to meet your donors where they are and connect with them all year round. This webinar series explores just that.
Hear your peers share success stories on:
- How they grew their reach
- Exceeded their targets
- Applied creativity to their virtual fundraising
- Communicated with donors
From Reach for Resources in Minnesota (episode 1), to the First Responders Children's Foundation in New York (episode 2), to the Girl Scouts of Central California (episode 3), nonprofits, schools, foundations, and charities are meeting the challenges of a new normal for virtual fundraising, and exceeding even their own expectations along the way. You'll also see a showcase of 20+ examples of great virtual fundraising (episode 5) and learn how to attain and retain donors while fundraising #OutsideTheRoom (episode 14).
Enjoy all 15 #OutsideTheRoom webinars:
Episode 1: OTR - Reach for Resources - Jason Skoog [RECORDED]
Episode 2: OTR - First Responders Children's Foundation [RECORDED]
Episode 3: OTR - Girl Scouts of Central CA South [RECORDED]
Episode 4: OTR - RMHC Chicagoland & NWI [RECORDED]
Episode 5: OTR - Showcasing 20+ examples for virtual fundraising [RECORDED]
Episode 6: OTR - Chicago Cubs Charities [RECORDED]
Episode 7: OTR - Place of Hope [RECORDED]
Episode 8: OTR - CURE Childhood Cancer [RECORDED]
Episode 9: OTR - Misericordia [RECORDED]
Episode 10: OTR - Crossnore School & Children's Center [RECORDED]
Episode 11: OTR - First Tee of Delaware [RECORDED]
Episode 12: OTR - St. Mary's School [RECORDED]
Episode 13: OTR - PENCIL Foundation
Episode 14: OTR - Attaining and Retaining Donors
Episode 15: OTR - My Friend's Place
Your Pivot to Virtual Fundraising
To make this pivot to virtual fundraising easier, we’ve prepared a series of webinars on how to be successful in your pivot to virtual fundraising. From embracing an online fundraising platform (episode 1), to stories of real impact from local organizations that made the pivot to virtual fundraising (episodes 2, 5 and 9) , to strategies to amplify your reach and messaging with social media (episode 3), to the unexpected benefit of moving an exclusive gala online, where new donors and supporters participated from across the country (episode 7).
These Pivot Success webinars are an encouraging reminder of what’s possible when passionate, creative people come together with common purpose to serve their community. We loved putting this series together, and we hope it will be valuable for your organization.
Watch all 9 Pivot Success Webinars here:
Episode 1: Embracing the Online Platform and Informing Your Donors [RECORDED]
Episode 2: A Small Organization Makes a Big Impact [RECORDED]
Episode 3: Amplifying Your Virtual Reach with Social Media [RECORDED]
Episode 4: Your School's Pivot to a Virtual Fundraising Event [RECORDED]
Episode 5: Creative Uses of Technology [RECORDED]
Episode 6: Vegas Golden Knights [RECORDED]
Episode 7: Expanding Fundraising OutsideTheRoom [RECORDED]
Episode 8: Setting up the year for success [RECORDED]
Episode 9: Local institutions bridge the gap