Saturday, April 3, 2010

Auction Training in Review

Last week we hosted an Auction Planning Class at The Melody Ballroom. Thirty people from 18 different organizations around Oregon and Washington gathered to dive into an all-day class about the ins and outs of auction planning. There were fantastic questions asked and conversations about what has worked and not worked at events, creating an open space for people to talk and network. A lot of discussion was had about how to craft the special appeal for ultimate impact at a fundraising event as well as how to work with sponsors in challenging economic times so that both the sponsor and the organization win. We closed the day with drinks and snacks so that people could continue to share ideas and ask questions one-on-one. Keep your eyes out for future class offerings!

Photos by Andie Petkus

Special thanks to our partners:
BRAVO! Events
The Melody Ballroom
Andie Petkus Photography
Witham & Dickey
Smart Tech AV
Greater Giving

Friday, April 2, 2010

Guest appearance on radio show...

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down with Doug Zanger of to talk about event planning, fundraising, and what motivates and inspires us. We had a great time and I hope you'll take some time to listen.

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