Hybrid events are the latest craze in the fundraising world, but what are they and how did they come about? In 2020, during the pandemic, the virtual event concept was born. While all nonprofits were making a necessary pivot, the benefits of this new virtual environment came as a surprise to many.
In addition to the versatility and marketability virtual production provides, there are additional benefits, as well. Here are just a few of them:
Fast-forward to today—many nonprofits are headed back to their traditional in-person event strategy, but thinking that a virtual component could still be a powerful addition to their fundraiser… Hybrid Events to the rescue! But, what exactly is a Hybrid Event?
“Hybrid” is a buzzword that is defined in a multitude of ways. While many people assume it means donors at home bidding against guests at your event, there can be a lot more to it.
Distinguishing a Hybrid Event from a Traditional Gala
Here are a few questions to ask yourself about your upcoming event in order to distinguish it as “hybrid.”
If you have answered “Yes” to all three of these questions, you are planning a Hybrid Event! While Hybrid Events have great benefits and potential, the truth is that they are not a fit for every nonprofit.
Determine if a Hybrid Event is a good fit
When deciding if a Hybrid Event should be in your fundraising future, first consider the five points below:
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