21NTC Session

Virtual Events for the Masses: Inclusive & Interactive Gatherings


Our small team of ten fundraising and design consultants produced 25 virtual galas from Spring-Fall 2020, learning many valuable lessons along the way. In this session you will learn about data we gathered from our experiences, tips and tools to produce and enhance your own events, and why virtual events can and should be a hallmark of inclusive philanthropy into the future. We’ll share how virtual events have helped to democratize fundraising by giving opportunities for grassroots donors, major donors and corporate sponsors alike to support your cause. And we’ll talk about how to communicate with the hundreds of new supporters you’ll gather so they continue to give to your organization.

Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • How to practice inclusive philanthropy through virtual events to promote racial, economic and disability justice
  • Tips and tools for the technical backend
  • Why virtual events are here to stay, even when we can gather together safely

Target Audience

Fundraising and Communications teams that want to hear data about successful virtual fundraising events that are also community building.


Evan Briggs

Client Engagement Manager

Wingo NYC

Evan joined Wingo NYC in 2016 & shares over 7 years of expertise in fundraising, multi-channel communication & event production with clients. Evan is a millennial with a passion for facilitating meaningful engagements, online & in-person. In addition to elevating annual fundraising campaigns & infrastructure, Evan’s creativity shines when producing virtual & in-person events, to date numerous fundraising & community-building events ranging in size from 10 to 1000 guests & in formats from traditional galas & cultivation events, to cabarets & outdoor art-activation exhibitions.



March 24, 2021


9:45am – 10:15am