Spring Into Event Season with PBP! 
Dear friends of Powered by Professionals
We hope that your spring is off to a great start! While we had a quiet December, the PBP team jumped right back into the swing of things in January and we are looking forward to continuing to produce more exciting and successful events this year! Check out a quick recap below of what we have been up to during the first quarter of 2021 and read on for virtual event insights and more!
  • In January, PBP produced two successful virtual events for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. The first event was an Insurance Industry Fireside Chat that included experts within the field discussing the impact of Covid-19 and how to navigate the industry in the coming months. Our second event was an interactive cooking event with Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot where he took guests through step-by-step instructions of making a Fresh Garden Vegetable Pasta and shared cooking tips and tactics, and his personal story living with type 1 Diabetes.
  • On January 30th, the National Pancreas Foundation held their first Virtual Gala that honored NPF Co-Founders Patter Birsic and Jane Holt with the Legacy Award for Volunteerism, and close to a thousand attendees were treated to a musical performance by rock legend Peter Frampton.
  • On March 4th, PBP was honored to produce the National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) 35th Annual gala as a virtual event that featured a silent auction, special guests, testimonials, entertainment from country singer Sara Evans, table chats, a dance party and much more.
  • On March 7th, PBP produced the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation's (AAMDS) Global March for Marrow Virtual Kick-off, the first of six virtual run/walk events we will be producing for them this year, all over the country.
You can find the recordings from the above events on our website here.

Check out our upcoming events below and then keep on scrolling to check out our latest virtual event insights from our blog!
Check out the links below to RSVP for some of our exciting virtual galas and run/walks taking place over the next few months. With the majority of our events still taking place virtually, you can support more non-profits than ever from the comfort of your own home.
April - March for Marrow TX Walk:
Virtual run/walk to spread awareness about bone marrow failure diseases. Register here.
April - Global LymphWalk:
Virtual run/walk to help make a difference in the lives of 250 million people living with lymphatic disease. Register here.
April - SCOPE Virtual Benefit:
Virtual benefit to raise funds to provide children with life-changing opportunities at summer camp. RSVP here.
April - 2021 Innovative Learning Awards:
Virtual gala celebrating strong student-teacher-family relationships. Tickets here.
May - March for Marrow CA Walk
Virtual run/walk to spread awareness about bone marrow failure diseases. Register here.
May - Beautiful Promise Virtual Celebration:
Virtual gala celebrating the vital services provided for marginalized children with learning disabilities. Tickets here.
May - CTBTA Path of Hope:
Virtual run/walk to raise funds and awareness to support the brain tumor community. Register here.
Our two latest blog posts feature various tips on the different elements that you will need to consider when planning a successful virtual event for your non-profit! Plus, check the e-book we put together with even more virtual event tips!
Behind the Scenes of a Virtual Event
Have you ever wondered what it looks like to put together a virtual event? They look seamless and effortless, but in reality, a lot of work goes into producing a polished event. Check out some of the details and moving parts in order to make a seamless virtual event:

One Year In, How Do We Get Out?
It’s been one full year since the global pandemic and here at PBP, adapting has been the name of the game, from in-person to virtual events, ramping up on tech platforms, and finding ways to pre-record “live” segments to make them feel live. This blog post takes a look back over the past year and highlights what hasn't changed despite everything that has gone in the world.

Virtual Event Planning for Non-Profits: The Definitive Guide
Learn how to virtualize your annual fundraising gala, awareness run/walk, or benefit concert and deliver a top-notch experience for your donors. Our e-book answers some of the questions you might have about producing your own virtual event so check that out today!

2021 is going to be a busy year for Powered by Professionals and we are excited to announce that we are growing our staff! We are hiring two qualified individuals who have experience with nonprofits, fundraising and event management and are looking to be a part of a compassionate, creative and driven team of professionals. If that sounds like you or someone you know, check out our job postings on our website here.
This can be a very trying time for nonprofits and PBP wants to do what it can to help support nonprofits in any way we can! If you are with a non-profit, or thinking of starting one, and want any development advice or a sounding board, contact PBP at info@poweredbyprofessionals.com and we will set up a 30-minute call at no charge with one of our team members.