How to Take In-Person Events Online | 7 types of events & services that can successfully transition from in-person to online, with examples of how local Delaware nonprofits made the switch.

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

If you haven’t already made this your mantra to get through the coronavirus pandemic, you might want to adopt it. COVID-19 has drastically changed our working and social atmosphere for the foreseeable future. So we could all duck our heads down and hope it’s over soon. Or we can embrace change and make the best of a chaotic and frankly, kind of crappy, situation.

What kind of change am I talking about? With all this talk about social distancing, it’s more important than ever to reach out to each other in other ways. And we’re lucky! Technology provides so many avenues to do just that. Through video conferencing, live streaming, and other communications software, we can use technology for personal interactions, marketing, selling, education, and so much more.

If you’re convinced that your organization’s particular type of service just can’t translate to the web, let me show you some examples.

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Education Beyond the Ordinary - An Interview with Summer Collab Founder Catherine Lindroth | Jenn Wells Design

An electric thrill fills the gymnasium as the sounds of drumming begin and children’s excited giggles subside. Students performing on anything from drums to overturned buckets pound out a beat as their classmates dance, and the audience watches, proud and enraptured.

This is what a Tyler’s Camp graduation ceremony looks like.

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Education, Support, & Advocacy - An Interview with Jenn Seo of Mental Health Association in Delaware

When a celebrity dies from suicide, memes go out, people share resources, and everyone tries to be more aware of mental health. For a little while…

Then we go on with our lives and forget about it. But when a friend or loved one is suffering from a mental illness, it’s both more difficult to forget and more difficult to know what to do. People also suffer from the stigma our society places on mental illness, and from the isolating feeling that no one will understand.

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