Virtual Fundraising Events

Virtual events have become a key tool for fundraising in a rapidly changing environment. Our strength lies in thoughtful analysis of virtual event giving patterns and the tactics that lead to results. We’ll guide you through the essential strategies to make your virtual event campaign a success.

• Optimal execution of virtual events needs great strategy

• Extensive pre-event consulting is grounded in best practices for raising funds and building long-term relationships

• Professional auctioneer/host to generate momentum

Virtual Galas & Events

A virtual event relies on many of the same strategies that make a traditional event successful. As one of the largest benefit auction companies in the United States, we bring years of event experience to the table. In planning for a virtual event campaign, we’ll guide you through:

    • Developing a concise message highlighting your needs and impact
    • Engaging supporters as partners in promoting the event
    • Creating a short, entertaining and mission-focused program
    • Elevating giving through lead gifts and matches
    • Communicating event essentials via multiple channels

    Benefits of an Auctioneer/Host

    An auctioneer serves as host and guide for viewers, elevating participation and gift size.

    • Builds energy and excitement
    • Creates a compelling lead-in to the fund-a-need
    • Describes and provides context for key auction items

    Experience a Virtual Event

    During the Feed My Starving Children virtual event, auctioneer Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck encouraged direct giving and promoted mission-based auction items. For the Wilder Foundation virtual gala, auctioneer Glen Fladeboe worked with a professional emcee and announced that over $100,000 had been pre-raised for Wilder.

    What Our Clients Say

    You and your team were invaluable when MICC went from a live event to virtual in less than 48 hours. What you learned working with us and input you have gathered from across the country will ensure the missions of organizations everywhere will be supported.”

    BEN LENTZ 
    DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, MINNESOTA INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE & COMMUNITY

    What Our Clients Say

    “For years I had the pleasure of watching Fladeboe Advancement expertly lead the live auction for Minnesota Independence College and Community, an organization for which I am proud to serve on the board. As the chief development officer of a nonprofit in New York City, this year I sought Fladeboe’s counsel to reimagine what might be possible for our own annual gala, as a result of steep growth in our revenue goals. The Fladeboe Advancement team thoughtfully analyzed the historical returns of our text-to-pledge drive and helped us strategically craft a live pledge drive that was mission-aligned and masterfully executed. We more than doubled donor participation as well as the total raised that night, helping us to exceed our target. The team brings great integrity to the partnership, matched by their deep expertise and investment in your success.”

     – KIERSTYN THAYER
    CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK

    What Our Clients Say

    “I have had the great pleasure of working with Glen and Fladeboe Advancement a number of times. In fact, I have moved 1,500 miles away and am flying him to town for my next event here in San Francisco! Glen brings his whole self to the table. He is authentic, kind, supportive, professional, creative, effective and audiences just LOVE him— and show their support accordingly!”

     – DANIELLE ST.GERMAIN-GORDON
    CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SAN FRANCISCO BALLET