🚀 The Event Playbook: Proven strategies to level up your next event!

🚀 The Event Playbook:
Proven strategies to level up your next event!

Virtual paint night fundraiser.

Palette & Purpose: Virtual Paint Night Fundraising

Bring people together to sip wine, laugh with friends, and create art guided by an instructor from their own homes—all while raising money for an important cause through an exciting virtual paint night fundraiser.

Have you ever wanted to host an event to raise money for an important cause, but weren’t sure where to start?

What if you could bring people together online for a fun night of painting while also raising funds?

A virtual paint night could be the perfect fundraiser for your organization!

Painting events are popular in many communities.

People gather at local studios to sip wine, laugh with friends, and create art guided by an instructor.

With video call services like Zoom becoming common, we can now connect and paint together from our own homes.

In this article, you'll learn how to put on your own virtual paint fundraiser. 

We’ll share tips for picking the best date and time, finding an awesome teacher, setting up the tech stuff, getting folks excited beforehand, and more!

Most importantly, we’ll explain how to make the event smooth and simple while earning lots of money for your cause.

Get ready to turn your supporters into budding artists – and successful fundraisers! Let’s create a paint night that makes a difference.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing a Virtual Paint Night Fundraiser

With some strategic planning, executing a seamless virtual paint night that maximizes fundraising for your cause is achievable.

Follow this step-by-step guide:

  1. Select your platform. Choose a video conferencing tool that can support your expected turnout and features screensharing so the art instructor can provide visual guidance. User-friendly software helps prevent technical issues.
  2. Pick your date/time. Evenings or weekends when people are home tend to work best. Avoid conflicting with major events, holidays or school functions. Consider tying your event theme into seasonal happenings.
  3. Promote the event. Market socially and via email lists starting several weeks out. Create templated posts and graphics tying into your theme for easy promotion. Offer early bird pricing to incentivize sign-ups.
  4. Define logistics. Provide a schedule detailing when doors open, the welcome, painting time, sharing results, etc. Share required supplies and optimal device setup for clear expectations.
  5. Select theme. Fun concepts like holiday paintings or animals not only guide subject matter but also marketability. Tie your art into the fundraising cause for emotional impact.
  6. Recruit an art instructor. Ideally find a teacher experienced with virtual instruction who can engage participants across technology barriers while providing guidance adaptable to skill levels.
  7. Set up ticketing. Use a dedicated ticketing platform to easily track sales and registration in one spot. Consider bundled tickets with supplies or donations included to increase revenue.
  8. Prepare supplies. For at-home events, create supply kits for pickup or delivery containing canvas, paints, brushes and other tools. Provide reference imagery related to the theme.
  9. Host community engagement. Facilitate socialization and community before, during and after painting with chat features, breakout rooms, polls, contests and post-event virtual galleries or artist features.

Following this framework sets up your virtual paint night for fundraising success by creating an organized, smooth event flow while keeping the fun creativity at the event’s core!


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Benefits of Virtual Paint Night Fundraising Events

In addition to direct fundraising proceeds, virtual paint night events offer other meaningful benefits:

  • Accessible involvement – By moving an in-person event online, more potential donors can participate from anywhere. Attendance isn’t limited by location or travel.
  • Creative connection – Social interaction and artistic expression reduce stress. Guidance from a professional artist makes painting enjoyable even for beginners.
  • Community building – Supporting the same cause through a shared experience forges bonds. Relationships continue beyond the paint night itself.
  • Engaging awareness – Paint night fundraisers grab attention across social media with visual content. Buzz fuels further fundraising and furthers the mission of the cause.
  • Hybrid hosting – Later events can originate online or in-person with cross-participation between groups. This extends the event’s reach and impact.

Tapping into the viral popularity of paint nights while moving them into an accessible virtual setting removes barriers to involvement.

With some creative planning, organizations can multiply their fundraising potential while building meaningful connections.

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Ideas for Hosting a Successful Virtual Paint Night Fundraiser

With a solid framework in place, the creative possibilities for theming and activities are endless.
Tailor the event to align with your organization by incorporating elements that resonate with your members and mission.From kids to employees to community groups, here are a few directions to inspire your paint night vision:

  1. Employee engagement event. Have a paint night for employees to get creative while raising money for the company’s charity of choice or diversity/inclusion initiatives.
  2. Paint pet portraits. Animal shelters or wildlife conservation groups could host a paint night where people create portraits of adoptable pets or endangered animals.
  3. Paint by numbers for a cause. To accommodate varying skill levels, provide numbered canvases that participants fill in. Great for schools, youth groups or disability support services.
  4. Create artwork for fundraiser. Paintings are then included in a charity art auction. Generates additional donation revenue.
  5. Painting relay marathon. Teams paint continually in shifts, getting sponsors to pledge donations based on hours painted. Engages participation.
  6. Community art installment. Local groups or shelters create tile paintings that get assembled into uplifting public murals showcasing unity.
  7. Memorial event. Paint night memorializing influential community figures that recently passed. Proceeds support establishing scholarships or foundations in their name.

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Whether supporting social justice, environmental conservation or community support, your cause deserves an event that spotlights your mission memorably.

Rather than figuring everything out yourself, lean on seasoned experts.

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We’ll map out a custom concept matching your brand, brainstorm creative direction and review options for a smooth, well-run event production.

With our guidance, your paint night will not just meet but exceed your attendance, social buzz and revenue goals.

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We & Goliath is an award-winning, top 100 worldwide event agency known for increasing conference attendance by 7X and profits by 3X through beautifully designed virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. Since 1999, their team of innovative strategists and creative designers has worked with global enterprises, SMBs, non-profits, and other organizations to engage audiences and exceed expectations.

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