If your gala has been canceled, or it looks like it might be because of the Coronavirus there is still a way to educate, entertain, recognize, and give your supporters the opportunity to donate to your cause. You do not need to lose out on the much-needed funds that you were counting on raising at your gala. The way to do that is by switching to a Virtual Gala!

Myself and several colleagues that have hosted them here and in other parts of the country have had great success, most raising as much, and in some cases more, than their traditional gala. Especially during this time, your supporters want to give. A virtual gala provides them with the opportunity to do that. I look forward to being your partner in giving them that opportunity.

I’m a certified benefit auctioneer with the National Auctioneers Association and I have helped hundreds of nonprofits raise millions of dollars during my career. I also have an extensive AV background with access to a production studio with a camera, backdrops, lighting, and all the other production equipment required to do it correctly. The cost is extremely reasonable, and by partnering with an auction software company like Greater Giving, I feel confident we can come close or perhaps even surpass what you have raised in the past. If you have another mobile bidding platform that you are already using, I’m sure we can incorporate that as well. One of the best things with this format is the audience can easily be expanded to supporters that might not normally attend and all the important components of a regular gala can be included.

We can acknowledge and promote any sponsors, educate the audience about your cause as well as making sure the supporters get the recognition they deserve. It’s a great way to still bring your charity’s community together and raise the money needed to continue your work. Let me put my expertise to work for you!

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like to set up a time to discuss it.

Below is a link to a virtual gala for the Navy SEAL Legacy Foundation, we raised $352,000 for this event!




Thanks, and I hope you and your families are safe and well!

Mike Hogan