FAQs

Event FAQs

What is the Future of Giving Event?

The Future of Giving is a discussion around how the sector is changing and evolving. By integrating innovative platforms we can push the limits and find new paths to connection and integral new experiences.  The event is also aa virtual fundraiser brought together by American Cancer Society, Funraisin, and Virbela. 
 
Fundraising methods are undergoing a digital transformation! By broadening our reach to amplify the voice of change, virtual solutions are shifting the way we engage supporters and encourage donations.
 
On Thursday, October 28, we’re bringing the community together in Virbela’s virtual world platform for a fun-filled day with insightful discussions, scavenger hunt, and virtual dance party with the one and only DJ Jazzy Jeff. All proceeds will benefit American Cancer Society’s Global Cancer Control program.

Who can participate in the Future of Giving?

This event is free to the public, however, Virbela is not intended for or designed to attract children under the age of 13. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

How do I register for this event?

Follow this link to register for the event. You will receive more information once you have registered and provided your information.

When will I be able to access this event?

The event begins on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9am PST, and the scavenger hunt will last for 24 hours. You may also download and enter Virbela prior to the event if you wish to look around, you may want to arrive a few minutes early too, to find your way to the Auditorium.

How do I download Virbela to access the event?

The event begins on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9am PST, and the scavenger hunt will last for 24 hours. You may also download and enter Virbela prior to the event if you wish to look around, you may want to arrive a few minutes early too, to find your way to the Auditorium

  1. Enter Virbela. If you don’t have the desktop app, download it now.
  2. Choose Your Look. Express yourself! In the Virbela menu, click your name, then Change Avatar. Click on the icons and use the arrows to play with your look. When you’re done, click the lower right hand button.
  3. You will arrive in the Welcome Center for the Future of Giving Event! Our concierge staff will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Who do I contact if I'm having technical issues with Virbela?

You can contact the Virbela support team through the form found here.

Who are ACS?

The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community.

What is Global Cancer Control? 

The American Cancer Society's global program aims to eliminate cancer as a major health problem worldwide through programs that support local cancer organizations, hospitals and government ministries in their efforts to increase awareness about cancer prevention, international cancer advocacy and tobacco control.

Our global work is focused on lower-income countries, where we work across the full cancer continuum, predominantly in national referral hospitals, often the only facilities where cancer is currently addressed. We seek measurable results in countries where Ministries of Health, hospitals and civil society partners can make the most significant impact.

Why do we work outside US boarders?

The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Being one of the largest cancer charities in the world with over 100years of experience we have something to share that can help low and middle income countries to counter the rising problem of cancer that they face.

Where do funds raised go?

We are leveraging our more than 100 years of experience working in the U.S. to make a difference in lower-income countries.

Fundraising FAQs

Do I have to donate?

As with all fundraising, all donations are 100% voluntary. But most of all - it's fun! By reaching your target, you can unlock your virtual badges on your profile page, share your experiences and fundraise for a great cause.

Ultimately though The Future of Giving is a free event, with no obligations expected of you! 

We do hope you'll consider making a gift to American Cancer Society, and taking part in the Scavenger Hunt to learn more about their Global Cancer Control work. 

Who will benefit from the Future of Giving event? 

For this event, we are proudly supporting and raising funds for American Cancer Society’s Global Cancer Control program.   

 

Where and how can I donate?

Once you register for the Future of Giving event, you will automatically be given your own fundraising page where you can donate and raise money on behalf of the ACS.

You can also search for as friend on our sponsor page, or you can donate directly to American Cancer Society.

About our Partners

About Funraisin

Funraisin provide world-class tools to create amazing supporter experiences, grow your supporter base, be confident in the security of their data and give charities unparalleled freedom to customize fundraising sites as they need - so nonprofits can grow their revenue and spend time tackling our world's greatest challenges. North American clients include SickKids foundation, American Cancer Society, and Royal Bank of Canada. You can learn more about Funraisin here.

About Virbela

Virbela builds engaging virtual worlds for remote work, learning, and events. Founded in 2012 by a team of behavioral psychologists, Virbela’s mission is to help organizations and people thrive in a remote-first future. With immersive 3D spaces that are deeply social and collaborative, Virbela brings business and in-person experiences to life online, while enabling remote teams to be more connected and productive. You can learn more about Virbela here.

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community.