Thursday, March 11, 2010

Auction Training Workshop

Auction Planning Class

In December we hosted an auction planning class in partnership with auction support providers. The response was overwhelming and participants asked for more.
So we have created a two-part workshop that is perfect for development directors, development coordinators, and volunteer committee chairs.

The morning session will focus on the steps of getting an auction started. The afternoon session will take a more advanced look at your strategies and fundraising. Space in limited in each group so that we can have specific discussions around your organization’s needs and questions. Each session will look at case studies and examples of “dos” and “don’ts” of planning.

Wednesday, March 31
at The Melody Ballroom

9AM – 12PM Introduction to Auctions: $25
12 – 1PM Planners Lunch (share ideas in a casual setting):
$12 with conference attendance only
1 – 4PM Advanced Auction Strategies: $25
4 – 5PM Auction Planners Networking Hour: free to all attendees

Attend both workshops for only $40

Lunch Menu - $12 with conference attendance only
Grilled Chicken Breast on top of
Caesar Salad with Dressing on Side
Lunch Roll and Butter
Assorted Juice and Soda

Register today HERE

Morning Session – Introduction to Auctions & Fundraising Events
9AM-12PM — $25

Are you a small non-profit looking to start your first fundraising event? Are you a staff member planning a fundraising event and looking for some tools for planning? This session will break down the basics and give you the 1-2-3 of planning your next fundraising event.
Topics will include:
• Recruiting and managing a volunteer planning committee
• Basic needs and resources for your event
• Basic budgeting – when to purchase and when to use donations
• Tips for sponsorship solicitation
• Ideas for auction procurement

Afternoon Session – Advanced Auction Strategies
1 – 4PM — $25

Are you looking for creative ways to raise more money? Do you wonder what trends are occurring in fundraising events? Are you looking for some specific insight about how you can increase your bottom line? This session will look at a couple of event case studies and identify strategies to implement in the planning of your next event that will reduce your workload and increase your profits.
Topics will include:
• Simplify your logistics to focus on your fundraising (room layout, sound quality, and guest experience)
• Creating an event program that increases your fundraising
• Get strategic about your auction (What sells? Should you do a silent/live auction? Compelling bidders)
• The Appeal (Don’t let this money making opportunity slip through the cracks!)

Both Sessions
9AM – 4PM — $40 (lunch available for an additional $12)

Are you looking to immerse yourself in auction planning? This full day will provide you both the building blocks and the advanced strategies. Join both sessions for a reduced rate. You can also purchase lunch for an additional $12 and stay for an auction planner networking session from 4 – 5PM. Share a glass of wine, share ideas, and share resources with fellow development professionals.

“I didn't know what to expect, but I was so glad I went. It was eye-opening and I appreciated the opportunity to learn.”
—December Workshop Participant

“I loved it! What a great way to help fundraisers in the area.”
—December Workshop Participant

Thank you to our sponsors:
The Melody Ballroom
Witham & Dickey

Reserve your spot... buy your tickets today! Click Here

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