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5 Virtual Event Platforms for Nonprofits

These 5 virtual event platforms for nonprofits all come with different features and functionality. Based on the goal of your event, you can decide which platform makes sense for your nonprofit.

If you’re not sure which virtual event platform makes sense based on the experience you’re looking for and looking for virtual event management we’re happy to help. Click here to learn more!

1. StreamYard

StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms.

    • Best For: Producing a live stream event open to the public.
    • Cost: FREE or up to $49/month for no StreamYard branding and other upgrades


StreamYard Virtual Event Platform

2. Givebutter

Track, manage and grow donations with a completely FREE, all-in-one platform.

    • Best For: Nonprofits just starting out, with a small or large team, fundraising small or large amounts. Excellent for peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, one-off livestreaming events, built-in website + donation capabilities.
    • Cost: Access all features for FREE



3. Give Lively

Give Lively is a fundraising technology company that offers its products to nonprofits for free. Give Lively’s technology platform offers nonprofits the ability to customize multiple donation pages, facilitate on-site fundraising with text-to-donate, create a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, sell tickets to events and embed a donate widget on their website.

    • Best For: Nonprofits with small budgets looking to get started with online fundraising
    • Cost: FREE

4. Funraise

Funraise provides exceptional, innovative, and friendly fundraising technology.

    • Best For: Nonprofits ready to take their fundraising and donor relations to the next level. Excellent for peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns + monthly donor giving programs.
    • Cost: NOW FREE / Ranges based on your need. / Contact: jenny@funraise.org



5. Run The World

Run The World is a one-stop solution for virtual events that non-profits can use to host all their virtual gatherings, such as community socials, fundraisers, workshops, or speaker series. With features like 1:1 speed networking Cocktail Party and Grab the Mic, which cannot be found on Zoom, you can make virtual events interactive and fun to attend. Organizations like the Global Shapers Team at World Economic Forum have used RTW for their virtual celebration gala. The platform is FREE to use for up to 500 people.

    • Best For: Anyone! Nonprofits looking for a private, ticketed (free or $$) event solution with networking and sponsor opportunities.
    • Cost: FREE and up!


Run The World


Which virtual event platform works best for your nonprofit?

Our team is happy to help dive through your goals to provide recommendations and strategies to execute the best virtual event experience for your nonprofit. Learn about our virtual event production packages here.

About the writer

I’m Dana Snyder! An entrepreneur, digital strategist, and passionate conscious consumer. I founded Positive Equation in 2017 with a focus on helping nonprofits cultivate passionate online audiences of donors, partners, and advocates using social media.

Currently based in Atlanta, I’ve been incredibly lucky to work with Movember, Dress for Success, USTA, Honest Company, Sports Illustrated, American Idol, The Global Foodbanking Network, The Gary Sinise Foundation, LA84 Foundation, and many more on their digital strategies.

Want to learn more about how to use Facebook & Instagram for your nonprofit? Check out my DIY course here. 

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