The small but mighty team at No Limits Cafe stared at their fundraising calendar with all the uncertainty ahead, and they decided to take action.
They organized a virtual event with live donation appeals to continue to fuel their mission of empowering adults with intellectual disabilities by providing jobs to help them lead fulfilling lives.
We were able to keep it simple, have fun, and connect our virtual event guests to our mission. Going virtual isn’t about all the bells and whistles—find a way to differentiate yourself from other events while still staying true to your cause, and the results may just surprise you like they did us.” Ilene Winters, Director of Development
Ready to take action for their mission, No Limits Cafe was able to bring their in-person fundraising activities online. These included:
They put on an amazing livestream event highlighting their mission while also keeping donors engaged throughout the 2 hour event.
The program included a virtual red carpet, concert, dance party, comedian, personal videos from cafe employees, and giveaways.
This entertainment coupled with donation appeals throughout the event kept the energy and fundraising impact at a high level.
By making adjustments to the event program, No Limits Cafe drove donor engagement and motivation to give with these fundraising strategies:
No Limits Cafe implemented these best practices to make their virtual event a success:
No Limits Cafe didn’t know what results to expect but were ecstatic by the overwhelmingly positive response from their strategic and engaging program. Their move to virtual paid off:
You can learn more about No Limits Cafe and support their mission by visiting their website.