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A First Look at the 2021 Collaborative: Virtual Sessions


By Jess Woloszyn

Collaborative Virtual Sessions

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Our once-a-year immersive social sector experience is back.

Thousands of nonprofits registered for the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions to hear how a year like no other continues to transform fundraising. We entered the year with a fresh take on what drives action from supporters in a world of online giving, but we’ve only experienced more evolution since then.

It’s time for a pulse check on what the future of fundraising holds, so we brought together over 50 guest speakers and industry experts with thousands of nonprofit leaders to do just that.

It’s our pleasure to present you with a glimpse:

Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The Collaborative: Virtual Sessions promises insights, strategies, and inspiration for anyone who attends.

If you missed it, you can always register to access the timely and open conversations spanning from fundraising and technology trends to mental well-being.

If you are:

  • Looking for a way to accelerate your organization’s impact
  • Feeling confused about what the next year or more will look like
  • Seeking a free resource to bring more value to your cause
  • Curious how other organizations are tackling similar challenges
  • Needing an educational experience from the comfort of your home

This is the right experience for you.

The 4-Day Collaborative Experience at a Glance

Tuesday, June 8

The exciting, first-day energy of an online conference experience was in full swing. The Virtual Attendee Hub helped attendees learn more about who was in attendance and build connections as they mapped out the day’s sessions. The opening keynote inspired us all to have open conversations at networking roundtables and finish the day off with impactful sessions.

Wednesday, June 9

We all returned to the experience to explore the Collaborative Sponsors page and check out everything the exhibitors had to offer in their booths. New thoughts inspired by Tuesday’s sessions were brought into networking sessions to strengthen connections with peers.

Thursday, June 10

After a chance to catch up with everyone through the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions Slack channel, attendees shared their favorite takeaways and new perspectives. Our inspired minds led us to more connections during the day’s networking roundtables to ask essential questions to our industry experts during hand-selected sessions.

Friday, June 11

We signed off with new connections to continue networking after the event ends. Attendees walked away with a list of actionable takeaways and moving inspiration after the final keynote as they got ready to apply everything they’ve learned.

Explore the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions

You’ve likely noticed by now that one of the most valuable parts of the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions experience is the people. We bring together leaders from communities worldwide to hear and learn from each other, so everyone walks away with the insights and connections to advance their unique missions.

Don’t Miss Reshma Saujani for a Moderated Conversation


If we’ve learned one thing this past year, it’s that perfect goes out the window quickly when reality hits, but bravery prevails. We’re pleased to share that Reshma Saujani will be joining us for an inspiring moderated conversation, that dives into powerful thought processes that make bravery a lifelong habit.

Reshma will be joined by an incredible lineup of thoughtful speakers. Once you register, you’ll gain access to our Virtual Attendee Hub. There, you can organize your sessions.

To catch up on the live action, check out #WeAreCollaborative on social media.

Feel the Impact of the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions

We could explain every reason to attend the Collaborative this year, but hearing it from the organizations who attended in the past is that much more impactful:


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More Than Just a Conference

The Collaborative is an experience, meaning the connections you make and the learnings you gain will stay with you. After this year’s event, attendees and team members haven’t stopped feeling the impact. It’s a critical time to be united and learning from one another, so we hope you’ll take the time to experience it with us.

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