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Creating Alternatives to In-Person Fundraising Events

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Online: Zoom

For more information, contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright at 818/677-2774 or

Nonprofits big and small must find alternatives to in-person fundraising events planned or scheduled before the world changed.  Some events have been postponed, some cancelled, some gone virtual, and some successfully substituted in asking sponsors and donors to keep their commitments without the event - since the core purpose was to support the nonprofit.  In this free workshop, these and other strategies will be explored, along with various alternatives such as online auctions or contests, producing short videos to embed in emails (and post online on other platforms) to Zoom-type Galas with awards, recognition and entertainment all done online.  A handout listing creative alternatives will be provided to participants, who also will be invited to share their experiences and ideas. This free workshop is co-sponsored by Fernando Awards Foundation (which has been holding live galas for over 30 years). It will be led by Randy Witt Productions’ producer-director Randy Witt, who is also Board chair of FAF; and Paul Davis, President of Paul Davis Insurance Agency and recent Fernando Award winner.  VNR ED Dr. Thomas Backer will moderate.