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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Virtual Fundraising Events

Samantha Swaim, Principal, Swaim Strategies

COVID-19 has changed our ability to hold in-person fundraising events with no indication of when we will be able to meet in-person again. For organizations that hold such events, adapting their event to a virtual platform has many challenges. Many organizations are reimagining their in-person fundraising events in amazing ways across digital platforms. Here's your chance to think about what a virtual event can move forward for your mission and your fundraising, while we take a look at what you need to put together a successful and impactful event.

Learning Objectives:
- Virtual fundraising event how-to
- Trends and what's working in the virtual space
- Understand technology needs to go virtual
- Looking ahead to how fundraising events will change in the future

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*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's webinar page for later viewing.

About the Presenter

Samantha Swaim, Principal, Swaim Strategies

Samantha believes in the power of bringing people together to create a shared experience, build community and move a mission. She is a strategist at her core and brings that focus to planning events and reaching results. She is an ally to nonprofits and an advocate for their missions and dreams. She uses events as a tool to build relationships, inspire connections and raise support. She has been in nonprofit fundraising and event production for over 20 years and has a passion for working for a purpose. She came from theatre + TV production roots with a focus on details and a vision for the big picture. Great events are made better when they share a story and have impact. She believes that we are stronger when we work together and that together we can have impact, we can build stronger communities and we can have a richer and fuller experience.


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, First Interstate Bank, Comcast, Heritage Bank and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement



A link to access webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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October 6th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice

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