Events Fundraising Virtual Summit 2022



Are you an events fundraiser that feels overwhelmed by the word, ‘hybrid’?

Is ‘grow digital fundraising income’ high on your priorities for 2022?

Do you want to know what in-person events will look like in 2022 and what you need to do to prepare?

If you’re nodding frantically at your computer screen, this event is for you.

The Virtual Events Fundraising Summit of January 2021 has evolved for 2022 to support events and online challenges fundraisers with the ever-changing landscape of the future they’re asked to plan for right now.

Whilst online events and virtual stewardship will (and should) remain high on your fundraising activities, welcoming back supporters is something charities big and small are looking forward to.

This three-hour summit made up of twenty-minute, impactful, and resourceful webinars will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan your 2022 fundraising events calendar, engage more supporters, and raise more money.

With sessions on:

  • In-person event planning
  • Risk and safety management
  • Online challenge events
  • Hybrid events
  • Digital fundraising
  • Planning and budget setting with uncertainty
  • The impact of reduced staff and furloughs on fundraising events
  • Accessibility
  • Marketing and communications

There will also be live panels and roundtable discussions throughout the event so you can engage with speakers and have your questions answered.

If you’re a Member there’s no need to register. Your Membership gets you instant access to any event we host with no need to sign-up. You’ll also get lifetime access.

If you’re not a Member you can sign up now or purchase this event on its own to get live access and on-demand for 30 days.

The event will be subtitled using automated subtitles.

*To support any out-of-work or furloughed/previously furloughed events fundraisers, this event will be free for you so you can upskill and get back to work. Email [email protected] to claim your free place*





FB Challenge Communication Workshop (Live) Helen Alderson
Over the past few years, Facebook Challenges have rocketed virtual events to a new level. Their concept is simple and accessible, making for outrageous levels of participation. But how do we keep these brand new supporters happy when they enter into our dedicated challenge Facebook Groups? How do we keep them engaged? How do we maintain that feel good factor? And how do we make sure these participants really fall in love with out cause?

Join Helen to get answers to all of your burning questions on how to get the most out of your groups.


Behind the scenes of our award-wining virtual circus Osman Khawaja
The Phare Ponleu Selpak team will be will be sharing how they challenged themselves to put on the world’s longest circus show to fundraise for the survival of Cambodia’s unique art organization.


Why we’re hosting in-person events in 2022 & how we’re planning in the unknown Krishan Solanki
Whilst virtual events have been the saviour of the pandemic for some charities, it is the return of live events which has what helped Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) bounce back.

Krishan will talk through how learnings from 2020 and 2021 have informed plans and ambition to deliver a full portfolio of live events in 2022. The fundraising Events portfolio at MDUK covers a variety of Special Events, third party Challenge Events and owned Challenge Events. Experiences of how to deal with the unknown will be shared as well as contingency planning to give your events the best chance of going ahead as live events before making the decision to postpone, cancel or pivot to virtual.


Creating Award-Winnings Supporter Experiences at Your Events Susannah Forland & Fiona Wright
In this session, find out about the WEA and its weekly online member lecture series which on average attracts over 200 people live each week. What is the series and how do we do it? How do we attract such large numbers and how do we manage them? How do we ensure our members have a great experience so that they keep coming back week on week? What do our members say about the series?

Learn from the WEA’s experience of running the series as the 2021 winner of the ‘Best Online Stewardship’ category at Fundraising Everywhere’s Charity Virtual Event Awards. You will also have the chance to pick our brains and ask questions which will hopefully give you some ideas and tips for your own online events


How to Host Hybrid Events Donors Want to Attend Angie Lane
Special events are an important way many organizations mobilize supporters and build awareness for their mission. With some donors ready to gather in person while others are much more hesitant, how do we bring people together in ways that inspire giving, build relationships, and raise visibility for our community impact?

Hear from Houston Ballet about their successful 2021 hybrid gala – which surpassed goal by more than 50 percent! Discussion will include key considerations for bringing people together safely along with inspiration for planning a hybrid gathering your supporters will want to attend.


Enthuse: Hydrid Walk Across Europe – The What, Why & How Rosie Parkinson & John Grain
Fireside chat with Enthuse and The Commonwealth Graves Foundation about how charities can use new types of digital technology to retain existing supporters and entice new donors. The CWGF will be talking about their “Walking Our Graves” challenge – where supporters walked 125km across Europe virtually, visiting some of the biggest war memorials in Northern France and Europe, all from the comfort of their own surroundings.


Virtual & hybrid event ideation workshop Simon Scriver
In this highly interactive workshop, Simon will work with attendees to develop their existing events and event concepts. With experience in developing and building the tech behind hundreds of events, Simon will help you discover what’s possible in the world of virtual and hybrid. Bring your ideas, events and questions and get practical advice on how to bring them to the next level. Or simply come and be inspired by examples and learn about the latest tech and tools that you can apply to your next event.


Creating Engaging and Immersive Events in 2022 Rebecca Elcome
As well as ensuring that our guests have a brilliant time, we want to use our fundraising events as an opportunity to build longstanding relationships with new and existing donors. We want our guests to remember more than the food that they ate or the celebrities they saw, and instead for events to be just the beginning of their journey with our charity.

In this session, we’ll explore examples of events centred around bringing their work to life, and consider how we can do this in creative and engaging ways, regardless of our budget.


How to make your events more inclusive and accessible Molly White
We all want to be more inclusive and make sure our events are accessible to as many people as possible. But often disabled people are excluded from taking part. Accessibility might seem complicated or expensive, but it doesn’t need to be. This session will cover practical tips and ways to make your events more inclusive and accessible. We’ll walk through the event lifecycle and consider steps anyone with any budget can take to make events more accessible for disabled people, and likely provide a better experience for all your guests and participants.


Career Coaching for Events Fundraisers (Live) Jane Curtis
In Career Coaching for Event Fundraisers I’ll be running through 8 tips to consider when you’re thinking about moving up within your organisation or if you’re looking for a new role altogether. Even if you’re perfectly happy in your role, you may manage someone who is looking to progress and these tips will be useful for you in managing them.


Winning Minds & Buy-In For Your 2022 Event Plans (Live) Ceri Sunu
In this session, Leadership Development Coach (and former self-confessed accidental fundraiser) Ceri Sunu will teach you how to use the fundamentals of coaching in everyday conversations. With Ceri’s quick and easy models, you’ll learn how to push back without being pushy and save your ideas from stakeholder stagnation.


Taking Your Virtual Fundraising to the Next Level Seren Evans
Prostate Cancer UK has raised over £5million from its virtual events portfolio since July 2020—a massive 4900% growth year on year. In 10 months it has rolled out 5 virtual events including run, cycle and walk challenges, with more than 30K people taking part. The organisation will share how it grew these events to record breaking numbers in a matter of months. You’ll see how JustGiving from Blackbaud can provide insight into the behaviors of virtual fundraisers and how you can maximize donations from your virtual challenges in or out of a pandemic.


Speakers are added to our events as we receive their details and are updated continuously. These events achieve the goals set out in our EDI commitment.

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