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Feb 13, 2018, Benefit Auction Seminar
Tue, Feb 13
Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers
Feb 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers, 12232 Hancock St, Carmel, IN 46032, USA
Seminar for Non-Profit Gala Planners at Wickliff Auctioneers’ Carmel gallery. Darin Lawson, CAI/BAS, will present best practices, tips and strategies for guiding your guests into greater giving! Only $20pp- includes a chance to win $250 for your 501(c) or 501(c)3 charity!
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Benefit Auction Seminar 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 

1pm-4pm (EST)

Registration is now open for our Benefit Auction Seminar, at Wickliff Auctioneers’ Carmel gallery. Darin Lawson, CAI/BAS, will present best practices, tips and strategies for guiding your guests into greater giving!

Darin Lawson, CAI/BAS, has over a decade of experience with fundraising gala auctions, large and small, and the information to be shared usually costs thousands!

Registration closes February 7th...click the RSVP button and register today.

 

Only $20pp-  and... each paid registrant gets a chance for a $250 donation to your 501c or 501c(3) charity!  Coffee, cold drinks and snacks will be provided.

 

A few of the topics that could be covered (based on attendee responses):

  • Venue selection- why it matters

  • The importance of sound (hotel sound, DJs, bands), video and lighting

  • How do you seat your guests? Reserved tables? Where should we place the sponsor tables?

  • Making your event stand out in today's competitive landscape for charity dollars

  • Date selection- why it matters

  • Demographics of volunteers and financial supporters…are they different?

  • Procument of items- it takes a village! And, a plan…

  • What Items Belong in Live Auction?

  • Pre-Event Communication, Reinforcing your Mission- do you??

  • Live Auction psychology and presentation

  • Silent Auction psychology and presentation; use Buy Now?

  • How to Present the Giving Opportunity (Fund-a-Need, Ask, Fund the Mission…)

  • Using electronic bidding services

  • Turning sponsors into Partners!

  • Communicating your mission

  • Run-of-Show and Agenda recommendations- avoiding the 20-minute speech!

  • Revenue enhancers, games, raffles

And possibly more...time allowing