As millions of nonprofits across the world are faced with cancelling their fundraising events during COVID-19, software entrepreneurs Patrick Bryant and Sam Staley of Charleston have found a way for these organizations to transition to virtual giving. The duo are the co-founders behind Event.Gives, an event management software that enables nonprofits and other organizations to engage their audiences around the globe by hosting live video streaming events, auctions, and more.
Bryant and Staley have enabled over 1,000 nonprofits, ranging from the Children’s Heart Foundation to The ALS Association, to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and continue their missions to serve others.
“The climate and culture of fundraising has been completely turned upside down in the past month or so,” Bryant said. “It has been so amazing to see organizations from California to Charleston utilize Event.Gives to host some unbelievably creative virtual campaigns to meet their fundraising goals.”
Charleston Collegiate utilized Event.Gives to host a virtual silent auction this month that engaged attendees across the country, raising over $118,000 for the community’s youth.
Event.Gives enables companies to collect data and engage attendees before, during and after their event with a full suite of automated fundraising tools. The platform makes auctioning items easy with mobile, remote, real-time bidding and automated outbid notifications that result in increased engagement. The Event.Gives Marketplace also allows event organizers to search for items like travel, gift certificates, event tickets and other experiences to auction off.
Event.Gives takes just three percent of donations (up to a max of $3,000) for each campaign. There are no hidden fees or extra charges. For more information on Event.Gives, or if you are an organization wishing to schedule a demo to learn more, visit www.event.gives. Follow Event.Gives on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.