With limitations due to COVID-19, many faith communities and nonprofits are looking at virtual events to replace their annual fundraising events. During these difficult times, you need to find ways to keep providing much needed services in your community.
So how do you raise funds so you can continue to serve your community? Here are some ways Stewardship can help.
1. Organize event registration, donations, and communication in one place.
When planning an event, registration is essential to get the right amount supplies, seats, and food for each attendee.
Even though you don’t need to provide food and supplies to attendees of your virtual event, registration is a crucial part of collecting donations. When attendees register for your virtual event, giving them an option to donate during the registration process can make a big difference, especially if they want to help raise funds even if they can’t attend.
While you take care of creating and setting up event content and agendas, Stewardship can help simplify the registration process by centralizing registration, donations, and communication in one place.
2. Offer flexible online giving options within our Electronic Giving Solutions (EGS) platform.
Allowing your supporters to pay the way they want can drive more donations, especially when hosting a virtual fundraising event.
Our Electronic Giving Solutions (EGS) offers new ways to maximize donations using online giving forms, mobile giving, text-to-give and peer-to-peer fundraising options. When attendees register for your virtual event, you can collect donations through our registration form. You can also use a text-to-give code or provide a link to your online giving form to drive further donations.
3. Integrate Online Giving with products you are already using.
Whether in preparation for or evaluation of your event, you can expand the capabilities of your current digital solutions by integrating them with Stewardship. Stewardship offers direct integrations to CDM+, iRapture, RankMonster, eKyros, WayCool, and more. Stewardship’s online donation statistics are automatically updated in the eKyros and WayCool management software, saving hours of manual data entry and reducing the possibility of data entry errors.
4. Find inspiration with Stewardship’s digital resources and guidance.
When exploring options for virtual events, knowing where to start can be overwhelming.
Our online giving platform and dedicated team have helped thousands of organizations set up online donations to fulfill their missions. This is why we’ve created stunning digital resources to help your faith community or nonprofit implement great fundraising events. As you explore your options, utilize our tips, ideas, and templates for inspiration.
If you’re looking for inspiration with your next (or first) virtual event, we recently interviewed Jana Pinson, Executive Director of Pregnancy Center of Coastal Bend, where she shares her experience leading a nonprofit through these ever-changing times of transitioning to a virtual event during a crisis.