When the pandemic was declared in mid-March nonprofits panicked as their fundraising events were swept away in the tide of social distancing and self-isolation. In early spring the biggest questions being asked were “Should we cancel or reschedule?” and “When will we be able to gather and host live events again?”
As we turned the corner to summer it became clear that live events would not realistically resume before the fall, and most likely not until 2021 was well underway. Suddenly the entire nonprofit world was pivoting to transform their in-person events into virtual online fundraising experiences.
Nonprofit event producer and engagement strategist A.J. Steinberg, CFRE of Queen Bee Fundraising knew that nonprofit organizations had fallen into crisis mode, but she was determined to help them find the opportunities that lay hidden in the present situation. “After all,” she mused, “it is said that when a door closes, somewhere else a window opens.”
So, A.J. straightened her Queen Bee tiara, rolled up her sleeves, and got to work creating webinars, workshops, and learning opportunities to help nonprofits navigate the tricky terrain of virtual events. “I knew organizations needed help with this, and I was confident I could come through and help get them on the right path with their online fundraisers.
Together with a top-notch team of techie professionals, A.J. created resources to guide nonprofits step-by-step through the entire virtual production process. From defining a virtual event’s goals, to determining what platform is right for your organization, to running the actual online event, she can help show you how to effectively execute your virtual fundraiser.
“I believe that all organizations, no matter their size, deserve to have successful events,” says A.J. “Whether virtual or live, my mission is to help nonprofits change the world, one event at a time.”
A.J. Steinberg, CFRE
Queen Bee Fundraising
23801 Calabasas Road Suite 2031
Calabasas, CA 91302