Virtual Fundraising Nonprofit Examples

We learn best by seeing what others do – it’s a fact! In this time of decision-making, pivoting, and reimagining fundraising, we’ve pulled together real-life virtual fundraising examples just for you.

See how real nonprofits are taking their fundraising events and campaigns virtual, maximizing reach, and inspiring online giving using OneCause Virtual Fundraising Software.

Online Auctions & Appeals

Many nonprofits are moving their galas, auctions, and fundraising events online. Taking your silent auction or FUND-A-NEED mission moment virtual is easy! See how to promote, engage, and reach a wider audience with a virtual fundraising event or appeal.

We’ve picked out a few favorite samples to help you generate ideas and see how you to can create an online Giving Center.

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Pet owners cuddling with their cats and dogs in circular frames in a white and teal background. Blossoms of HopeSpring 2020 Gala in black, gray and ochre fonts with diagonal lines on both sides.

Multi-colored butterlies with blue backlground and an embedded video, featuring a donation tracker on the right with $179,260 raised.Portraits of the hosts for The Civilians - A Shining Light Benefit concert with yellow and blue colors on the header.Be GreatSofa Soiree text in a plum gradient background and fairy lights design.

Our virtual fundraising event delivered what we wanted for our in-person event. Our development team is a team of two. Anybody can go online! – Trina Sletto, Minnesota Independence College And Community

Virtual Peer-to-Peer Events

Virtual campaigns are all the rage these days! These online fundraisers use individual participants and sometimes team competitions to raise money via social networks.

Many groups have converted their traditional run, walk, and rides virtual – and the ideas are endless.

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Main banner reads "Around the World in 80 Cakes," with a donation tracker on the right showing $10,800 raised.Colorful sneaker drawings on top with "Walk for Children" logo in a circle with yellow background. Lifeline's 9th Annual R(un) For One 5KHOLD HOPE HIGH SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE

Hike for Life in blue fonts with donation tracker on the right amounting to $13,453 out of the $20k goal.Hill Virtual RideWebpage for "AIDS WALK CHARLOTTE GOES VIRTUAL" featuring a crowd of participants from a previous walk.World Down Syndrome Day Sock Hop event at Groves High School, with a donation tracker indicating $46,834 raised.

With OneCause Peer-to-Peer software, we can continue to grow our event and be a positive influence in the community. We’re giving people a chance to see how their support makes a difference. It’s the human element – the personal connection – that keeps donors engaged. – Prentiss Douthit, Executive Director, HRCA

Virtual Challenges & DIY Campaigns

Empower supporters to fundraise their way by creating engaging challenges and campaigns that amplify giving for your cause. Check out how other nonprofits are creating unique, engaging online fundraising challenges and Do-it-Yourself fundraising.

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                A group of people in athletic wear engaging in a team huddle with "COMMUNITY 4 CURES" blue banner on the top.A green banner reading "SIX FEET AWAY," a donation tracker, and a login field on the right.Orange-patterned background with a CTA, "HOST A LIVESTREAM HELP FEED KIDS," featuring a prominent "SIGN UP" button.

Hold Hope HighA woman rapelling, wearing a red shirt with a Wonder Woman logo, with a body of water in the background.AIDS Walk or RunA person in a push-up position in a Youtube embedded video.

OneCause has made it easy to customize and personalize giving pages… we were able to drive more year-round engagement from supporters and reach a whole new group of donors with social media sharing. – Jacquie Benestante, Autism Society of Texas

Online Donations

Launch an annual appeal or create unique online giving moments. Raise more for your cause and drive stronger engagement with online donations and giving campaigns. Perfect for direct appeals, giving days, or awareness fundraising.

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Virtual spectacular banner in teal and white, with a lot event-goers in the background watching a performance in dim light. Happy children hanging from monkey bars, with a donation tracker on the right. Jumpstarts ScribblesTwo hands holding sparklers in dim light with a donation tracker on the right.

Three smiling Girl Scouts, and a fundraising goal tracker showing 10% of the goal reached with green "Give Now" donation button.Hope DetroitAerial view of the campus with a fundraising goal tracker on the side with $200k raised towards a $225k goal.Three healthcare workers wearing surgical masks doing thumbs-up, and a donation tracker shows $15,936 raised, alongside a red "Donate" button.


The Key to Success was really easy, user-friendly software that made it simple for us and for board members to set up, and for people grandparents, friends, and co-workers to quickly give a $5, $10, $20 or higher donation. – Shedd Aquarium