(Updated February 25th 2021)
We have seen so many sectors branching out to introduce a digital transformation whilst the pandemic is in full swing. From farming, to beauty to the events industry, each sector is beginning to see the benefits of making the pivot to virtual events, and charity is one which we are beginning to see.
From research, it was found that 73% of adults within the UK are now signed up to a social media platform and on average a person touches their phone 2,617 times a day. So, I think it's safe to say that digital transformations are not a risky move, but a clever one. Virtual events can offer many benefits including giving companies a global reach, and bespoke experiences for the attendee.
What are the current challenges for charities?
The term digital transformation sounds daunting, however in reality it just means re-thinking how your organisation uses technology to improve their current services or events. It has been found that more than 83 million attendees of events had to change their plans in 2020, so for companies to try to stay afloat they began to introduce virtual aspects to their services or events.
What are charities getting wrong?
The main things we’re finding that the charity sector is getting wrong is choosing their event technology.
We’re here to help! We hosted a roundtable event for the charity sector on Thursday 18th February at 11am GMT. So many great conversations were had, and the full hour was packed with useful insights and information discussed between charity workers. It was so successful, we discussed the challenges that these workers are facing and we helped them with how to overcome these. We found the following points to be the top things that charities are wanting to know currently which we covered at the session:
It was so successful, we’re organising another for those who couldn’t attend! On Thursday 11th March at 11.30am GMT this session is open for charity workers wanting to understand how to digitally transform. The EventMind team will be running this session, we are experts within the online field and we strive to make the online transition as easy and as successful as possible for organisers. This completely free event will be invite only for charities, please register your interest by emailing Rhian - email@example.com
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