Open the July/August Newsletter for event format advice; a recent hybrid event example; virtual event video ideas; an invitation to the Thought Leadership Virtual Summit; and a Spotlight on Candelighters
As U.S. states reopen and COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, events are quickly evolving. Not to pre-pandemic status, but to new and evolving formats. Virtual events brought a great value to many organizations who plan to continue to livestream. Other groups are eager to host in-person gatherings as soon as possible. You have many options to consider: virtual, in-person, hybrid, hosted watch party, and live broadcasts in front a studio audience. Contact us to discuss the format that will help you reach your event goals.
In this newsletter, we review the range of event format options; take you behind the scenes at the YWCA of Greater Portland's hybrid event; highlight how to use videos to grab your audience's attention; spotlight Candlelighters' recent video project; and invite you to join us at the Thought Leadership Virtual Summit in August.
Shown above: Park Academy: An Evening with Max Brooks brought an online and an in-person audience together for a hybrid gala. (Partners: Artisan Auctions; Sheik Auctions; Event Savvy)
Event Format Advice and Resources for Fall 2021
As states reopen, selecting an event format for fall 2021 becomes exciting and challenging. We review five options, offer points to consider, and include advice from our partners.
Shown above: The Governor Ballroom in the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon, is set-up with audiovisual and livestreaming equipment for a hybrid event.
Spotlight: YWCA Hybrid Fundraising Event
Inspire Hope was a successful and fun hybrid event benefitting YWCA of Greater Portland. Both the in-person audience and the at-home viewers were able to participate in the special appeal and live auction hosted on the Auctria auction platform.
Shown above: Julie Auflick, Chair of the YWCA Board of Directors, co-hosts the Inspire Hope hybrid event at the Stoller Family Estate and Winery Experience Center. (Production partners: gEvents, LLC; JillMarie Wiles, Auctria)
Use Creative Videos to Open Your Virtual and Hybrid Events
Capture your audience’s attention with a creative intro video. Our new blog post features three fun examples from Community Warehouse, Dougy Center, and Portland Youth Philharmonic.
Shown above: Artisan Auctions Fundraising Host Dale Johannes and Community Warehouse Executive Director Anna Kurnizki open Chair Affair 2021. (Production partners: Swaim Strategies; Artisan Auctions)
Thought Leadership Virtual Summit
Join us for the 2021 Thought Leadership Virtual Summit hosted by Greater Giving on August 10th, 11th, and 12th. Each day will have three hours of livestreamed content along with opportunities for networking and roundtable discussions. This virtual summit is a prime time for nonprofit organizations to hone their skills for in-person and virtual fundraising events. We are pleased to be the livestreaming sponsor of the summit.
After losing her son Julian to childhood cancer, Jennifer Bridges decided to honor his memory by making life brighter for kids with cancer. Partnering with Candlelighters, the Bridges family is sharing their personal story, and their family farm, to give children in treatment a space to take a break from trauma, play, and just be kids.