Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting state-ordered shelter on placement orders, so many Zoom meetings are taking place is a marvel that the system holds.
Zoom meetings can be fun for family and staff morale builders, but they’re also emerging as key endpoints, especially for nonprofits that want to maintain relationships with supportive voters. As the social context in which we live – the new normal – is changing from hour to hour, predicting more online dating is a sure guess.
Over an indefinite period of time, non-profit development staff can’t travel, and the economy is slowing, so Zoom meetings are becoming a good way to manage relationships. So, we’re all learning on the fly.
With that in mind, here are some tips to make your nonprofit Zoom’s meetings profitable (or similar online meeting software like Skype, GoToMeeting):
1) Develop a six-month digital plan, unlike travel-based travel, for each segment of your donor base. This can be determined by amounts of gifts, ages, or some other designation that is significant for your nonprofit’s mission.
2) Give each of these initiatives a degree and develop an approach or trip, the number of meetings (avoiding donor fatigue), talking points and value-added input that strengthen donors, then build the number of meetings around what works best to keep them informed, enthusiastic and engaged.
3) Create a template for your invitation, reminder, and follow-up emails, a professional look that presents the nonprofit with its best foot forward.
4) Recognize that donors are also learning online meeting software, so make meeting-link participation as easy as possible, probably not using passwords unless deemed absolutely necessary for security.
5) Write the meeting, that is, not the ala. Identify the topic, presentation points, desired results, action steps, and how long the meeting will typically be better.
6) Check the lighting in advance. Better lighting improves professional image and impact. Lighting – what lighting engineers call Key (directly on the speaker), Hair (above) and Fill (side) lighting – make the difference between a meeting that looks as if it’s happening in a studio and one that looks like it’s happening in a tunnel.
7) Check the sound in advance. Using an external microphone almost always
produces a more complete and complete sound and reduces echoes.
8) Determine the background that you want to share behind the speakers and/or host coordinators. Is it virtual or do I need to set up a green screen? Is your background dominating the speaker? The background could be the nonprofit logo, if it doesn’t distract in any way, or it could be a map or some other image relevant to your mission.
9) If there is any chance that your WiFi will become unstable, use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer directly to the router. This helps reduce delays and disruptions.
10) Decide whether it is necessary and appropriate to record the meeting and, if you record, determine that you need to inform the participants at the top of the meeting.
11) Once donors encounter the call, support the upper right corner
the screen and suggest you click Speaker View so you can focus on the person you’re presenting and reduce other people’s distractions. And tell them about the Chat button below and how to use it to ask questions.
12) Welcome your guests, thank them for their time, tell them – if this fits your
purposes – which will be silenced to reduce the involuntary noise of cough, children, pets, etc.-then Go … will definitely end at the pre-scheduled time.