This week, Third Sector's features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and editor Emily Burt look at whether charities can have the best of both worlds when it comes to combining online and in-person events.
The past two years saw a huge expansion of online events in response to lockdowns and social distancing measures.
Restrictions have now been lifted but there will still be a sizable number of people who don’t feel comfortable in large gatherings.
On top of that, online events offered huge benefits in terms of accessibilty and widening participation, so it makes sense for charities to start thinking about how they can offer events with both in-person and virtual elements.
Rebecca and Emily chat about what charities need to consider when setting up these events and draw on advice from Fundraising Everywhere co-founder Nikki Bell, provided for an article in the latest edition of Third Sector.
This week's Good News Bulletin features Event Cycle, a social enterprise that is taking useful but unwanted items left over from events and donating them to charities, community groups and social enterprises.
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