With its fast-paced evolution, sparkly prospects for the future and seemingly unlimited possibilities, technology can be used in any industry to amp up processes and elevate concepts.
That said, have you ever thought of including tech in your fundraising event checklist?
If not, here are just three of its advantages:
- get instant reactions from participants
- the possibility to breathe new air into classic concepts (if you feel an event theme is too stereotypical, you can always employ some new tactics and freshen it up)
- get more impact with fewer resources (instead of spending loads of cash on expensive decorum, you could use visual editing tools to create a clip showcasing your achievements)
If this sounds like something you aspire to achieve with your events in 2018, read on and find out about a few ways you can incorporate technology to jazz up your fundraisers.
Tech and Entertainment – A Match Made in Event Heaven
We are starting off with entertainment because this is the most natural place wherein tech can be integrated.
You can go digital on several aspects that involve entertainment:
You can craft these yourself with the aid of cutting-edge presentations or video tools.
Or, you can make the whole entertainment part tech-centered and take this into account when you assemble the fundraising event checklist. How?
- Use wearables (e.g., VR sets) to entertain your guests (the idea is to team up with sponsors in this field).
- Book a performer who employs tech in their act.
For the last point, here’s an idea: Simon Pierro, the famous iPad magician:
Social Media Savviness Is Now a Must
Although everyone seems to be doing social media, it does not mean they are doing it right.
In a pool of charity social media accounts, you can work on setting yourself apart, with the result being that you will reach far more people who could resonate with your causes.
However, how can you best go about building an individuality on social media and how to include it in your fundraising event checklist?
There are a few possible answers:
2) Think of your non-profit organization as a brand you are constantly building. Your whole event policy will have to be aligned accordingly because you will find the main narrative to prioritize. This way, your organization will become a recognizable entity, and it will be easier for you to communicate and spread a far-reaching message on social media.
3) Go for paid ads – but only on the social platforms that make sense for you.
Upgrade Your Fundraising Event Checklist
By that, we want to suggest that you should consider working with an event management tool when building your planning checklist.
In any area of activity, tech can help solve many workflow-related issues. Ultimately, automated processes provide a better overview – something you can use to orchestrate your next moves better.
So if you have not given serious thought to using event management tools, it is high time that you considered it.
You can start with these:
- Fonteva for Associations (for overall event management)
- DipJar (helps you collect funds in a light-hearted manner)
- BidPal (best for mobile bidding and online fundraising)
New Year, New Fundraising Processes
Technology constitutes an immense pool of inspiration and resources.
And fundraisers can sure get more of each, especially with the current possibilities of reaching a global audience via digitalized means.
Since The Grable Group is vying to help event planners both with information and talent booking, we are trying to provide all the content you need – including information on the latest fundraiser trends. You just need to make sure you are subscribed to the newsletter.
Let 2018 be a successful one for your money-raising efforts.
Also published on Medium.