First of all, I’ve got to say that pivoting our nonprofit events and rental business among a pandemic has not been an easy task. But, we at Bricker-Price Block know that we are not alone in this. No part of this pandemic has been easy for ANYONE. Many parents are homeschooling their children while working full-time. Teachers have had to pivot their teaching styles to accommodate virtual learning. Several restaurants are adjusting their menus to accommodate to-go only ordering. And, many healthcare workers are putting their lives at risk every single day to ensure that our nation overcomes Coronavirus (COVID-19). No one is immune to dealing with the heartbreaking ramifications of this pandemic, but we’ve managed to figure out a few ways to pivot our nonprofit event and rental venue right now!
Pivoting is not the end of the disruption process, but the beginning of the next leg of your journey. – Jay Samit
YES! We Are Still Hosting Events… Virtually
As soon as we closed our doors on March 16th, 2020, we began thinking of new ways that we could continue to be in community with our audience. Bricker-Price Block is a nonprofit performance and event venue that’s main source of income before Coronavirus (COVID-19) was live events. With live events no longer being an option, we looked for opportunities to host our events virtually.
We are currently hosting two virtual trivia events each week: Family Friendly Team Trivia every Thursday at 6:30 PM and Late Night Team Trivia every Saturday at 8:30 PM. Both events are free, but we elected to offer a free will donation option for our guests also. Our virtual trivia events have hosted up to 60 teams right from our hometown of Earlham, Iowa to as far away as Rochester, New York and Los Angeles, California.
We are continuing to look for new and innovative ways to host our events and programming. Contact us if you’d like to get involved.
We can’t thank [Bricker-Price Block] enough for providing this for the community. [They] are honestly giving us about the only social interaction and fun outside of the family circle during this time. We had a blast, kids and all! – Virtual Trivia Participant
We’ve leaned on Our Supporters
Bricker-Price Block has got the best volunteers, and our past supporters (plus several new ones) have stepped up to the plate for us! They’ve spent their extra time in quarantine helping us come up with new trivia content and intriguing trivia themes. They’ve also helped supply us with our quarantine care package prizes from a handcrafted wooden slot hockey game and farm fresh eggs to outdoor games for kids and craft beer for the adults. If you are looking for ways to get involved in our community, contact us!
Family trivia [has been] such a bright light during this time! – Virtual Trivia Participant
We Are Staying Positive!
Lastly, we’re not letting this pandemic get the best of us! Every weekday, we are hosting live videos on our Facebook and Instagram pages with the intent to continue to build our community, sharing positive news, funny stories and some real-life quarantine experiences. This perspective has afforded us a unique opportunity to continue to be in community with our current supporters while creating new relationships with more people than we’ve ever imagined! Do you have some positive pandemic news to share? Let us know! We’d love to share with our community!