Greater Giving and CCBNO present
Say Goodbye to Benefit Auction Migraines
January 24, 2013
9:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Morning beverages and breakfast will be provided.
Dazzle your Board, committee and guests with a new approach to your next event.
Has your annual event become something you dread managing—rather than something you look forward to? If so, then it’s time to take a fresh look at the way you’re managing this crucial fundraiser, and put the fun back into the process! In this seminar, learn about the tips, tricks and strategies compiled from the experience of thousands of Greater Giving clients. You’ll also find out how to make your organization and mission stand out from the rest, by leveraging emerging fundraising opportunities used by some of the most successful nonprofits in the nation. Presented by Greater Giving and the Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College.
At this seminar, you will learn how to stand out and thrive by:
• Growing your audience with proven tips
• Planning a schedule for success
• Leveraging social media to promote your event
• Learning to evaluate technology trends
• Creating the ultimate guest experience
• Putting together a stand out live auction
• Keeping a positive volunteer relationship
• Utilizing fast revenue builders and new auction ideas
About the Presenters:
Patricia Borders, Area Marketing Executive, Greater Giving
Having supported over 200 nonprofit events brings Patricia’s unique perspective on event fundraising to the table. She is an active volunteer and a valuable resource in the nonprofit community in Texas. Her proven expertise and skilled consultation is the result of an experienced background as an auction chair, director of development, board member and PTA President. Patricia has a passion for helping nonprofits by providing new ideas in combining technology and fundraising best practices to retain volunteers, strengthen and expand donor relations, and increase overall fundraising revenue.
Gayle Stallings, Benefit Auctioneer, FUNauctions
Capitalizing on her 12 years of experience as an executive director of a statewide nonprofit organization, facilitator, and public speaking coach, led Gayle Stallings to create FUNauctions, a professional benefit auction and event consultant company in Austin,Texas. Gayle is a member of the National and Texas Auctioneers Association. She is a full-time, licensed auctioneer specializing in benefit auctions, and has earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation and the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) certification, developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA).
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