Premier Donor Strategies to Share Expertise on Virtual Events Exclusively for Non-Profit Organizations

“Developing a Virtual Strategy for 2021 & Beyond” Will Offer Valuable Insights for Executives Looking to Discover How Virtual Events Become an Important Part of Donor Strategy Moving Forward

October 27, 2020

KANSAS CITY – As leaders of non-profit organizations increasingly explore ways to utilize virtual events for donor engagement and funding, Premier Donor Strategies ( will be sharing expert insights during a live online presentation and discussion entitled “Developing a Virtual Event Strategy for 2021 & Beyond.” The event—designed for executives in charge of donor development and fundraising—is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CT.

This “virtual event about virtual events” will provide valuable information on how cause-related organizations and faith-based ministries can successfully navigate this emerging way of engaging with donors, effectively tell their story virtually and generate financial support.

Premier has been a leader in creating and producing highly-successful virtual events from the outset of the COVID pandemic. The Kansas City-based group, known for its management of first-class live events for over 25 years, quickly developed an innovative virtual platform, branded as “The BreakThrough,” to lead the strategy, development and execution of live-streamed events. The results have been extraordinary. Premier-led events have generated astounding ROI’s for organizations of all sizes. Several of the virtual events have raised seven-figure financial commitments.

The event will answer five major questions:

  1. What have we learned about virtual events in 2020? Why are they successful, if done correctly?
  2. What are the keys to generating strong financial results from a virtual event?
  3. Have virtual events run their course or are they here to stay?
  4. How can organizations strategically leverage this new widely-accepted virtual world moving forward?
  5. Should virtual events totally replace in-person major donor destination events?

Featured presenters will include Tim Smith, Managing Partner of Non-Profit DNA, author, consultant and nationally-acclaimed expert in donor development, and Gary Heise, CEO of Premier Donor Strategies. The event will also include several executives of organizations who have hosted successful virtual donor events in recent months. Event attendees will also have an opportunity to ask their own questions during a Q&A segment.

“With the right mindset, significant positives are born out of challenging times,” Heise said. “We truly believe the new virtual environment is creating enormous potential for non-profit organizations not only right now, but into the future. We are excited to share what we’ve learned in 2020 and how leaders can confidently leverage these new opportunities moving forward.”

Registration for the 45-minute event, which is free of charge, is available at For more information, please contact Matt Gasper at Premier Donor Strategies (

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To interview Gary Heise of Premier Donor Strategies, contact, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.