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March 18 Q&A
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Products & services that can help:
ThankView - One of the best pieces of technology available to create personalized, customized videos for donors, but it can also be used to communicate with students, prospective students, parents, and more during this time. Below are some examples of how organizations are using ThankView to communicate right now.
- And here is a video from ThankView CEO, JD Beebe, with even more ideas and resources.
Run The World - Led by Xiaoyin Qu, makes it easy and fun for all kinds of organizers to put together exciting online events. Organizers can simply plug and play events templates; attendees can interact with each other and experience meaningful talks, entirely online. Conference? AGM? Fundraiser? You name it. It’s beautifully designed and with community in mind.
Braindates - Led by Christine Renaud, is the leading solution for events that want to provide more than just networking for their participants. Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations based on topics of shared interest that participants book with one another through the Braindate platform. Guess what? They’ve launched Virtual Braindate. It’s absolutely brilliant.
Catchafire - Led by Rachael Chong, matches professionally-skilled volunteers with non-profits and social enterprises for virtual volunteer projects. Their platform connects you with passionate, pro bono professionals looking to donate their skills through 1-hour phone calls or fully-fledged projects. Their vision is a more empathetic, inclusive, and loving world.
Wild Apricot - For any organization that's 100% dedicated to COVID-19 relief efforts, Wild Apricot is providing a free sponsored plan for three months. This plan includes a custom domain and 500 active users or more. To get started, simply create an account with them and select COVID-19 as your organization type – if you qualify, we'll follow up with you in an email.
COVID-related crowdfunding examples: