What is a virtual gala and why is now the ideal time to try one?


by Karen Perry-Weinstat

Picture a gala … only with no tuxedos, no fancy hors d’oeuvres and no band. (And, most of all, no germs!) Donors still purchase tickets and tables, and sponsors offer their support of the “event” via online journal ads.

 Enter the realm of the “virtual gala.” The virtual gala is a one-of a kind fundraising “event” for which all the activities of a traditional fundraising gala are simulated online. Organizations reduce costs and can raise more.

 The virtual gala recognizes that people may want to support your cause, without necessarily feeling the need to go out another night. Considering busy schedules and recent health concerns, digital fundraising is a great alternative. Facebook Live broadcasts and social media posts can be used to engage and educate guests during the virtual gala.

 Event Journal is uniquely positioned to be the “go-to” source for your virtual gala. We provide a robust and beautiful online platform, that becomes the virtual home for your event. On this event website, we highlight your honorees, your event’s mission and your sponsor ads. The integrated shopping cart handles all event transactions, including tickets, sponsorships, journal ads and donations.

In these challenging times, don’t cancel your Gala … take it virtual.  Interested? Give us a call today: (516) 470-1811, ext. 110


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