Party in the Clouds


How Idealist Consulting Virtualized Their Annual Fundraising Event


During the Covid-19 pandemic, we knew we couldn’t bring people together in person for the annual fundraiser we host at Dreamforce in San Francisco. So we decided to virtualize the event.

We used tech that we were already familiar with and that was easy to manage to host a virtual event to raise donations for Amplify, an organization focused on uplifting underrepresented voices in the Salesforce ecosystem. And our innovation led us to realize that the impetus for digital engagement is also an opportunity for global impact and accessibility.

We put together this guide describing how we virtualized our party, the tech we used, and the lessons we learned. It's a pattern innovative organizations can use as they look for ways to engage communities digitally and seek a larger, more global impact.