Catalyst Collective is a consultancy focused on curating marketing, development, and technology services to empower nonprofits. We are a collaborative community of passionate leaders and organizations that share resources and services to help nonprofits.
Top Tips for Hosting Your Next Virtual Fundraiser
- Create a Clear Vision: Why are you hosting the fundraiser? Create a detailed plan based on this "why"?
- Practice Makes Perfect: Leading up to the fundraiser, perform a run-through of each team member's responsibilities.
- Involve Your Audience: If you're hosting an event, make sure to include audience participation. One of the most valued parts of in-person events is community, make that evident virtually, too!
- Follow-Up is Key: Once your fundraiser campaign is over, follow-up with donors and virtual attendees. Tell them thank you and make sure they stay connected.
About Catalyst Collective's CEO
Sunny Bray Cartmell is the Founder and CEO of Catalyst Collective, a consultancy equipping organizations with tools for better outcomes, greater impact, and revenue growth. She has been invoking positive change for over 15 years, specializing in launching and growing businesses into new markets.
She started Catalyst Collective in 2018 with the goal of changing the world. Catalyst Collective is a catalyst for change in Middle Tennessee through the collaboration of funders, companies, community leaders and nonprofits.
Last year, Sunny was named to the All-Star Board by Nashville Post Magazine, the Nashville Business Journal recently named her a 2021 40 Under 40 Winner, she became a mother for the first time, and continued her contributions to the community. She serves as the Director of Marketing for Women in Technology of Tennessee, an Advisory Board Member for The Women’s Fund, and a member of BrainTrust, The Table and Rotary Club of Nashville.
Sunny is leveraging her skills and experience through Catalyst Collective to look for strategic opportunities to strengthen the community. Through marketing, development and technology services, Catalyst Collective is equipping organizations with mission-critical resources.
In addition to these recent successes, in 2016 Sunny successfully launched a professional networking organization, Network Under 40: Nashville with growth of 2,500+ members, 40+ nonprofit organization partners and community sponsors.