Planning an event could be daunting at first glance. Choosing a theme, selecting an event team, and preparing other aspects would leave your hands full. Planning a virtual charity event and carrying it out is a challenge of its own despite the absence of a physical setup and other expenses.
In planning a charity event, you’re looking to raise funds or you’re seeking some kind of assistance or provision. Looking to the public or a certain group of people for donated goods or money requires a good level of persuasion, a clear explanation of your cause, and consistent communication and translation of the provision you’re seeking.
Having The Best Charity Event
People who carry out charity events have a goal, and the event is only deemed to be successful when it’s been reached. Although there are lots of information at your disposal, you may need tips specific to virtual charity events and ideas on how to articulate the essence of your purpose.
These are some tips for a successful virtual charity event:
1. Get Influencers Or Celebrities Involved
When it comes to charity events, the people or communities you’re raising funds or provision for should always be the center of everything. Therefore, when you involve anyone in your movement, it’s important to make sure they understand this. It’s more fulfilling to know people are contributing to your movement because they understand the depth of your story.
It may be worthwhile to engage with influencers and celebrities. But because they have large audiences, your message mustn’t get lost in the event. Some personalities have charities resonating with them, having an inspiring story attached to why they’re engaging with a particular cause, so it’s important to look for those having the same values as you.
An influencer could have started homeless and would gladly spread the word around charity events looking to provide food for homeless people. The large followings and fan bases of celebrities could draw you to more donors contributing to the success of your virtual event.
2. Seek Volunteers
The virtual world is large and there are many people you can connect with. Numerous individuals globally have a particularly soft spot for charity events and are always willing to engage in them. Finding volunteers could be done through social media and making people aware of what you require from them. You could also advertise the need for volunteers within your community.
With charity events, you may be trying to spend as little money as possible on services and labor. Seeking volunteers would make the efforts toward your cause seem more genuine, drawing more donators in. It’ll also allow people to be inspired and develop a new passion for engaging with charities. Virtually, there’s more room for a volunteer base and a bigger pool of people to contribute.
Volunteers could assist with spreading the word through social media on an international scale and they may create room for more stories around your cause to be brought to life. They could also assist with the planning of your event and introduce more resources that could make your event a success.
3. Actively Engage With Your Cause
People in the world prefer to be involved and gain curiosity around a charity event when they’re fully informed on the cause at hand. For example, you can’t just say, ‘Let’s raise money to save the turtles,’ without providing any information about turtles and the hardships they’re experiencing. The virtual world is dangerous and full of fraudsters, even more when you’re organizing a fundraising event virtually. People feel more comfortable engaging with a cause that’s clear and is understood by the people running it.
Make sure to lay out all the details, share pictures and videos on social media about stories around your cause, go into societies and share the reality of your cause, or anything else of this sort. Make people feel confident the movement you’re easing provision or money for is real and honest. Only then would other people across your screen be willing to donate and spread the word around your charity event.
Successful virtual charity events usually lay everything out on the table with the hopes of reaching and touching people all over the world.
4. Have Some Live Parts To Your Event
Although it’s good to have some stuff pre-planned around your charity event or some posts pre-recorded, incorporating some live portions could be rewarding. There are many platforms designed to allow people to engage with people live. This includes social media, video chat platforms, and streaming applications on various devices. Making use of such resources could make the public feel more connected to the charity event.
You could even have your charity event live through a video streaming platform and actively record and share the progress of your donations. You could get people involved by having question and answer sessions around your movement to keep people in the loop.
You could allow people to share their stories if your charity is around a stigma or condensed issue. Incorporating live parts to the progression of your movement could contribute to the success of your charity event.
5. Reach Out For Sponsorships
Having sponsors could make the progression of your donations and contributions more seamless. You could reach more people depending on the level of influence your sponsors have. They could also eliminate the pressure around extra costs such as money for promotions, use of any virtual platforms, internet costs, or any other valid financial burden.
Some sponsors also provide tips around planning the event and act as advisors during the program. They may also assist you with partnerships and provide you with further promotions from their partners. Obtaining sponsors may add to the success of your virtual charity event.
With most people actively engaging with social media, it may be safe to say you have the world at the palm of your hands. There are business benefits to events like these, which extend to greater bounds as you progress with your mission.
Planning and executing a virtual charity event require a good level of group effort and time. There’s lots more to it, and these tips may be just what you need to get the ball rolling.