21NTC Session

5 Insider Lessons to Nail Your Next Virtual Event


Virtual events are here to stay, and we need to adapt to the ways it’s changed the fundraising landscape, together. Join the Classy team as we share our top five lessons on how to nail your next virtual event. You’ll gain actionable takeaways that you can apply to your virtual fundraising events, discover how to maximize attendee engagement, and learn how to retain your supporters after the event is over.

Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn tangible tips to maximize attendee engagement throughout your virtual event
  • Walk away with actionable takeaways that you can apply to your virtual fundraising events
  • Hear examples of how top nonprofits have created incredibly successful virtual fundraising events

Target Audience

Fundraising Professionals




Taryn Crowder, CMP

Sr. Manager, Events


Taryn Crowder, CMP is a Certified Meeting Professional and Certified Virtual Event & Meeting Manager with over 14 years of experience in event planning and management. She has planned and managed award shows, large-scale conferences and exhibitions, and galas ranging in size from 10,000 to 14,000 people, and most recently a 10,000 person virtual event, the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions (classy.org/collaborative), with her team at Classy. In 2015, she was awarded Connect Association’s “Top 40 Under 40” in the event planning industry.

Brooke Burkhardt

Sr. Planner, Special Events


Brooke Burkhardt is a professional event planner with over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in Event Management from Johnson & Wales University. Most recently, she worked alongside her team at Classy to plan and execute a 10,000 person virtual event experience for nonprofit professionals. Brooke is passionate about crafting events that empower others to learn, grow, and build lasting connections.



March 23, 2021


11:00am – 11:30am