On April 15, 2021, hundreds of fundraisers gathered for the first Fundraising Lab workshop of the year to learn inspiring new ideas for hybrid events and digital fundraising techniques. They also collaborated on how to enhance their year-round giving programs.
Attendees heard from Qgiv’s Nonprofit Education Manager, Abby Jarvis, on how to use tools and tactics to optimize their hybrid fundraising events and capture donor attention both near and far.
Jennifer Mansfield, VP of Customer Experience at Qgiv, then took the mic to reveal new platform features to enhance the Qgiv user and fundraising experience. She further explored real-world examples of how nonprofits have found success with virtual fundraising.
During each session, attendees were able to collaborate with each other in an open discussion, sharing ideas and thoughts along the way. The two-hour workshop closed with an announcement of future features Qgiv users can expect to see throughout the year and a live Q&A discussion during which attendees could ask their personal questions and challenges.
Here’s a quick recap of each session for more details:
Hybrid Fundraising Events: Ideas & Useful Tools
Presented by: Abby Jarvis, Nonprofit Education Manager | Qgiv
Virtual events are here to stay! And the next wave of event trends is predicted to bring a hybrid format to help you and your donors ease into the live environment while staying safe. Whether your events are 100% virtual or include virtual and in-person elements, Abby discussed how to make them a success.
In her session, she shared tips and ideas for running a hybrid event. A few of them included:
- Embed a livestream of your event on your event page to keep your virtual audience engaged
- Make it easy to find your donation form during an event and add a nudge for donors to make their gift recurring and boost your recurring program
- Have fun with games! Get donors involved through GPS tracking challenges or a livestream wine ring toss.
Watch the video below for more ideas and tips!
Bonus tip: Depending on your campaign needs, consider a single-step or multistep donation form to optimize your giving experience. Check out these interactive donation form templates for more!
Presented by: Jennifer Mansfield, VP of Customer Experience | Qgiv
Curious what new features are available in Qgiv? Wondering what your peers are up to with their fundraising campaigns? During her session, Jennifer shared new features and real-world fundraising examples to help nonprofits engage donors in a virtual world. Tune into her session in the video below.
Listen to the full workshop recording below and keep an eye out for more Fundraising Lab dates and announcements!