Well, what a crazy old year 2020 has been. As you can imagine for an events-based software company when lockdown came it was pretty devastating. However, like all good technology businesses we looked at the situation and quickly established the need of our customers and the opportunity for us all to win together.
In spite of the global pandemic and against all the odds, Yotme managed to work with our nonprofit clients to raise $100,000’s. This is in no small part down to the leadership of Yotme’s CEO Barry Hinckley, (who by the way had no part in writing this article). With Barry at the helm, Yotme was able to quickly galvanize our nonprofit customers and understand the new set of challenges they faced.
Just four short weeks after the pandemic closed down New York and put pressure on healthcare workers everywhere, Yotme had established a Virtual Venue to add to its suite of tools. The rapid development of this Virtual Venue replete with Yotme Ticketing and Donations made it possible for a compassionate audience to enjoy a virtual concert with the musicians of Carnegie Hall that raised in excess of $100,000 for the front line healthcare workers at Mount Sinai Hospital. WATCH HERE.
But the innovation didn’t stop there. With digital becoming the norm for events, Barry set the Yotme elves to work on building a Virtual Silent Auction module. This new Yotme technology was built in collaboration with Theo Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later, whose insights and guiding hand helped us build easy to use Virtual Silent Auction technology that takes all the paperwork out of the process and collects payments at the click of a button. On its first run out, FTBNL managed to raise $300,000 by using Yotme’s Virtual Venue to host a concert and Silent Auction selling sporting and music memorabilia from the star performers. WATCH HERE.
We are proud of the instrumental part Yotme has played in these events and the many others we have hosted this year. And while our Virtual Venue and Silent Auction innovation have driven many of these events, our underlying platform and ethos remain the same, but now instead of simply using the term “events” we can now say: “Yotme helps you turn ‘virtual’, ‘hybrid’ and ‘in-person’ events into profitable relationships”.
So if 2021 still looks like a mountain to climb, get in touch with us and tell us about your plans. We can then work with you to see how our easy to use Event Management, Ticketing, Donation, Virtual Event, Silent Auctions, and CRM technology can support your organization.
Like this year, 2021 will no doubt present its own set of challenges, but we are here to help you rise to them and come out the other side bigger, better, and stronger. Yotme is free to sign up to and if you haven’t got any experience in virtual events, Yotme Productions can help take your nonprofit digital.
Happy Holidays and here’s to a GREAT New Year!