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5 Virtual Event Platforms for Nonprofits

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These 6 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.

(This article has been updated in 2022 to reflect a new platform and additional updates) 

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 they have paid plans 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 live streaming 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

6. Communique Event Cloud

Communique Event Cloud delivers the most complete virtual event platform for connecting and engaging audiences from any location. Wow guests with stunning designs. Keep their attention with abundant attendee networking and engagement tools.

  • Best for: Non-profits looking to deliver an elevated virtual event experience for guests and sponsors.
  • Cost: Varies depending on the events needs and requirements. Starts at $3K per event.

Communique Event Cloud virtual event space



Dana Snyder is a speaker, podcast host, and digital marketing strategist. As the Founder of Positive Equation, her mission is to teach nonprofits how to use social media ads to transform their online experiences through digital marketing and reach a diverse set of donors through monthly donor programs.

Dana frequently speaks on innovative ways for nonprofits to increase their online fundraising efforts with guests on her podcast, Missions to Movements.

Want to increase the visibility of your organization and engagement on social media content? Check out my FREE 27-minute webinar: 3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Facebook & Instagram Ads To Grow & Raise Funds Right Now 

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