Why Have a Virtual House Party?
Virtual house parties have many of the same benefits as in-person house parties. They’re fun for attendees and relatively easy to plan and execute. They provide an informal way to share about your work, network, and boost morale for members.
Holding a house party virtually also has additional benefits.
- It’s inexpensive. Costs will likely be lower than hosting a house party in person since you won’t need to pay for food, and you may also save on costs like printed invitations or presentation equipment.
- It’s accessible. Holding a party online allows for community members to attend regardless of where they live or their mobility.
House parties allow for an emphasis on relationship building, a key component of fundraising. When people get to hear first-hand testimonials of the impact your group has had and have one-on-one conversations with members, they form a more personal connection This relational aspect is key to the success of a house party, and it’s important to think creatively about how to create opportunities for relationship building in an online setting. You can find more details and ideas in the “Program” section below.