Covid-19 related challenges drastically shifted the way hospital philanthropy teams functioned last year. Fundraisers not only needed to engage donors in a remote environment but also needed to fund critical priorities and step into different roles for their financially strained organizations. With their traditional donor engagement toolkit wiped out, many teams deployed new tactics.
At Advisory Board’s first ever Philanthropy Innovation Showcase, 13 development leaders revealed how they pivoted in a remote environment—and the risks they took along the way. Leaders pitched their top innovations to development professionals and Advisory Board staff. At the showcase’s culmination, participants evaluated innovations based on creativity, durability, and impact.
The top three innovations selected by 35 development professionals were the Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s Virtual Rose of Hope Event, Geisinger Health Foundation’s “Thanks to You” Virtual Series, and UR Medicine’s Virtual Reality Donor Engagement.
Read on to celebrate and learn about the full list of innovations from the Philanthropy Innovation Showcase below.