Thursday, October 14, 2010

Auctions A to Z Workshop

We hope this finds you well as Fall unfolds!

We're offering our ever-popular Auctions A-Z class again on October 30th. This class is a great way to cover all the bases of auction planning, network with other non-profit professionals, and get your specific questions answered by consultants Samantha Swaim and Kristin Steele, owners of Samantha Swaim Fundraising LLC.

And... if you're interested in our entire Auctions Series... receive 5 classes for 20% off. Don't miss this opportunity to train your staff and volunteers in auction planning.

Here are the details:
October 30 (9AM-4PM)
Auctions A – Z
Review the Basics & Set Your Strategies
at Planned Parenthood, 3727 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Register at

Morning Session – Introduction to Auctions & Fundraising Events
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
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!)

We hope to see you there!

Space is limited, so register at today!