Benefit Breakfast goes Virtual
Every year for the past few years Law Advocates has hosted a breakfast gathering that brings together like-minded people who care about justice and advocacy for some of the most marginalized in our community. Only weeks into the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, Law Advocates was forced to cancel their in-person gathering which left them without any clear way to raise the funds they needed to continue their programming.
Initially they were planning to do a simple Zoom meeting that would provide the platform for people to connect and for their keynote speakers to present. We knew there was a better option and proposed doing a live stream instead.
Michael Heatherly, the Executive Director, hosted the virtual benefit and facilitated the conversation with the guest speakers and attendees. The three guest speakers were featured remotely and we incorporated their slideshow presentations—we ran the slide decks for the presenters so that we could seamlessly switch between the speaker’s face and their material, without them having to share their screen.
At the end of the day, Law Advocates was very pleased with the attendance and with the money they were able to raise that day to support their programs.
Are you trying to host a virtual event this year? Check out our Virtual Events page for more information.