A First Look at the 2021 Collaborative: Virtual Sessions

Jess Woloszyn

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

Thousands of nonprofits are already registered for the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions to hear how a year like no other continues to transform fundraising. We entered 2021 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’re bringing together over 50 guest speakers and industry experts with thousands of nonprofit leaders to do just that.

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

Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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

Between June 8 and 11, 2021, we will establish a space for 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 conference for you.

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The 4-Day Collaborative Experience at a Glance

Tuesday, June 8

Get ready for the exciting, first-day energy of an online conference experience. Explore the Virtual Attendee Hub to learn more about who’s in attendance and build connections as you map out the day’s sessions. Let the opening keynote inspire you to have open conversations at our networking roundtables and finish the day off with sessions fit just for you.

Wednesday, June 9

Return to the experience to explore the Collaborative Sponsors page and check out everything the exhibitors have to offer in their booths. Bring new thoughts inspired by Tuesday’s sessions to discuss in one-on-one networking and appointments. Continue your networking between sessions and strengthen connections with peers.

Thursday, June 10

Catch up with everyone you’ve built relationships with through the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions Slack channel to share your favorite takeaways and hear new perspectives. Let your inspired mind lead you to more connections during the day’s networking roundtables and ask essential questions to our industry experts during your hand-selected sessions.

Friday, June 11

Exchange information with everyone you’ve met along the way to continue your networking after the event ends. Feel inspired with a list of actionable takeaways for your organization after the final keynote, and get ready to apply everything you’ve learned.

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Start the Connections Early

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.

Join 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. 

Register to Hear Reshma Speak

Reshma will be joined by an incredible lineup of thoughtful speakers that we’re thrilled to announce leading up to the event. Once you register, you’ll gain access to our Virtual Attendee Hub. There, you can book appointments, attend virtual booths during the conference, organize your sessions, compete for prizes, and join the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions Slack workspace (get your best GIFs ready).

We’re only days away from launching this new aspect of the experience, so keep an eye out for those updates.

We also share our speaker, sponsor, and attendee updates regularly using the hashtag #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 last year is that much more impactful:






10 Reasons to Attend the Collaborative This Year

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 last year’s Collaborative went virtual, 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 to see you there.

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