Education

Auction 2.0 Fundraising Auction Workshop: Napa, January 16, 2018

Auction 2.0: An in-depth fundraising auction workshop

Registration is now open for Auction 2.0: An in-depth fundraising auction workshop. Are you ready to take your fundraising auction to the next level? Want to learn how raise more money without doing more work? Whether your event is in two weeks or 20, this highly interactive workshop will provide you with proven strategies to maximize the philanthropic potential of your crowd. Learn how to fine-tune your fund-a-need for maximum effect, enhance your existing auction lots, streamline your registration process and more.

Session topics will include:

  • Strategies to refresh your silent auction
  • Brainstorming ways to enhance your auction lots
  • Streamlining check-in and check-out
  • Seven keys to a successful fund-a-need
  • Revenue enhancers, beyond the raffle

EXPERT ROUNDTABLES:

The workshop ends with our popular 1-hour, small group session with each member of our expert panel. We will break into groups by organization type; and spend an hour drilling down on the topics that matter to you most. Ask questions and get answers that are relevant to the needs of your specific event with each of our experts in the field of fundraising auction planning, implementation, and performance.

Click here to register now! Registration fee includes morning coffee & lunch.

Registration Now Open for Sacramento Workshop

Auction 2.0: Advanced Fundraising Workshop May 10, 2017 Sacramento/Rancho Cordova

Ready to take your fundraising auction to the next level? Whether your event is in two weeks or twenty, this highly interactive workshop will provide you with proven strategies that will help you maximize the philanthropic potential of your crowd. Learn how to fine-tune your fund-a-need for maximum effect, enhance your existing auction lots, streamline your registration process and more.

Click here to register now!

Presented by Stellar Fundraising Auctions and Beth Sandefur Events, session topics will include:

  • Strategies to refresh your silent auction
  • Brainstorming ways to enhance your auction lots
  • Streamlining Check-in and Check-out
  • Seven Keys to a successful fund-a-need
  • Revenue enhancers, beyond the raffle
  • Online & Mobile Bidding

HANDS-ON ONLINE & MOBILE BIDDING DEMO:
Many organizations are looking for information about the most buzzed about trend in events: online & mobile bidding. This workshop session will include an overview of Greater Giving’s Online Bidding platform with all new features. We’ll discuss how online & mobile bidding impacts your event and discuss best practices for implementation.

EXPERT ROUNDTABLES:
The workshop ends with a 1-hour, small group session with each member of our expert panel. We will break into groups by organization type, and spend an hour drilling down on the topics that matter to you most. Ask questions and get answers that are relevant to the needs of your specific event with experts in the field of fundraising auction planning, implementation and performance.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – Holiday Inn Sacramento Rancho Cordova
9:00am – 3:30pm
Check-in begins at 8:30am
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To register, click here.

Registration open for San Francisco workshop, October 26

Registration is now open for our upcoming San Francisco fundraising auction workshop: Raise More, Right Now: Advanced Fundraising Auction Strategies
This in-depth fundraising auction workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at the Log Cabin in the Presidio in San Francisco, California. It is presented by Stellar Fundraising Auctions, Beth Sandefur Events, Greater Giving and The Lux Productions. 

This in-depth, highly interactive workshop will provide you with advanced strategies to raise more with what you already have. Learn how to get attendees to commit to supporting you before they arrive, new techniques for marketing your auction, new revenue enhancers that encourage spending, and more. Session topics will include:

  • Storytelling for your mission
  • Creating successful auction lots
  • Revenue enhancers, beyond the raffle
  • Strategies to refresh your silent auction
  • New technologies to stretch your audio visual budget
  • Marketing your auction

Hands-on mobile bidding session
Many organizations are looking for information about the most buzzed about trend in events: going mobile. This workshop session will include an overview of Greater Giving’s Mobile Bidding and Storefront functions. We’ll discuss how mobile bidding impacts your event and how you can incorporate raffle and other multi-item sales into your event using storefront.

Expert roundtables
The workshop ends with a 1-hour series of small group sessions with each member of our expert panel. We will break into groups by organization type, and spend an hour drilling down on the topics that matter to you most. Ask questions and get answers that are relevant to the needs of your specific event with experts in the field of fundraising auction planning, implementation and performance.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - the Log Cabin in the Presidio, San Francisco
9:00am – 3:00pm
Check-in begins at 8:30am
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Click here to register.

Register now for October 25 East Bay workshop

Registration is now open for our upcoming East Bay fundraising auction workshop: Raise More, Right Now: Advanced Fundraising Auction Strategies
This in-depth fundraising auction workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at the Lafayette Veteran’s Memorial, in Lafayette, California. It is presented by Stellar Fundraising Auctions, Beth Sandefur Events, Greater Giving and The Lux Productions. 

This in-depth, highly interactive workshop will provide you with advanced strategies to raise more with what you already have. Learn how to get attendees to commit to supporting you before they arrive, new techniques for marketing your auction, new revenue enhancers that encourage spending, and more. Session topics will include:

  • Storytelling for your mission
  • Creating successful auction lots
  • Revenue enhancers, beyond the raffle
  • Strategies to refresh your silent auction
  • New technologies to stretch your audio visual budget
  • Marketing your auction

Hands-on mobile bidding session
Many organizations are looking for information about the most buzzed about trend in events: going mobile. This workshop session will include an overview of Greater Giving’s Mobile Bidding and Storefront functions. We’ll discuss how mobile bidding impacts your event and how you can incorporate raffle and other multi-item sales into your event using storefront.

Expert roundtables
The workshop ends with a 1-hour series of small group sessions with each member of our expert panel. We will break into groups by organization type, and spend an hour drilling down on the topics that matter to you most. Ask questions and get answers that are relevant to the needs of your specific event with experts in the field of fundraising auction planning, implementation and performance.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - the Veteran's Memorial in Lafayette
9:00am – 3:00pm
Check-in begins at 8:30am
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Click here to register.

Do you need more than just an "auctioneer"?

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Many of our new clients are pleasantly surprised after our second or third meeting about how we have offered many new suggestions and ideas about ways to grow their events. "Our last Auctioneer never mentioned any of this stuff, we talked a couple of times and then he/she showed up at the event, read our catalog to the crowd, and left!" 

We believe that the best way to have a great idea is to have a lot of ideas, ideas that are based on what has worked at hundreds and hundreds of events nationwide and what might work at yours.  Would you welcome suggestions and new approaches about:

  • Getting your board on-board
  • Getting everybody on your committee on the same page
  • Timelines
  • Messaging
  • Silent auction strategies
  • Unique new live auction lots and their ordering
  • Crafted appeals
  • Changing the mindset of your attendees from "They do the same thing every year" to "I wonder what they're going to do this year?"

As far as I know, the only way to accomplish this is to engage a CONSULTING FUNDRAISING AUCTIONEER, who will work with your team.  Just a few questions during the interview about what kind of participation to expect from a prospective Auctioneer should let you know whether you're getting a bid caller or a game changer!