AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
This information-packed, day-long seminar will not only answer ALL your questions, but will provide a thorough explanation of the key concepts, strategies, and techniques that produce record results at a fundraising auction, thereby maximizing your organization’s return on investment of time, energy, and resources. From the “10 Deadly Sins” to the “16 Success Strategies” of a fundraising auction event, this seminar covers it all, ensuring that you take away clear insights and a competitive edge.
THE FOCUS IS ON FUNDRAISING
Aside from the Live and Silent auctions, there are countless other ways to generate revenue at a fundraising auction event. Danny will share valuable insights and discuss the best money-making ideas from last fall’s Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) Summit held in Chicago. Strip For a Trip, Triple-Chance Raffles, Purse Snatcher Auctions, and much more! Tired of the same old, same old? Think you’ve seen it all? Come learn what’s new, exciting, and making big money!
PEW WITH A VIEW,
& GUIDED GOPHER HUNTS
These are but a few of the unique and interesting experiences that have been donated over the years as Wildcard Auction items. Learn how this one simple idea can add thousands of extra dollars to your bottom-line with little or no effort. The first time Danny implemented his Wildcard Auction idea, it generated a whopping $46,500 instant profit for a local Rotary Club. Learn how the Wildcard Auction can work for you!
GREAT AUCTION ITEMS
As a seminar attendee, you’ll receive Danny’s list of ‘400+ Great Auction Items.’ This informative list, itemized by category, will prove invaluable when brainstorming your auction acquisitions. Compiled of items that Danny has actually sold at fundraising auctions, the ‘400+ List’ is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. During the seminar Danny will elaborate on how to brainstorm effectively, create an acquisition wish-list, then solicit the best donations for your Live and Silent auctions. He will also provide helpful insight regarding consignment items.
MAKE MONEY FROM STUDS
STUDS is actually an acronym for Sponsorships, Ticket Sales, Underwriters, and Donors – these are the keys to covering most, if not all, of your event expenses. Learn the success secrets of soliciting quality sponsorships; establishing the optimum ticket price and getting tickets sold to the right people; finding underwriters to pay for printing, centrepieces, a fundraising auctioneer, etc.; and how to zero in on enthusiastic donors.
CREATIVE CASH APPEALS
Currently one of the hottest money-makers at fundraising auction events, a Cash Appeal (aka Fund-an-Item, Fund-a Need, Special Appeal, etc.) can produce amazing results when properly executed. However, there are four secrets to making it work – priming the pump, an emotional trigger, a passionate pitch, and the right collection process. Last spring Danny raised $350,000 in 90 seconds during a Cash Appeal at a fundraising auction event, establishing an all-time record. During the seminar he will discuss Top Tier, Mid Tier, and Bottom Tier appeals.
THE 3 E’s
OF A GREAT FUNDRAISING EVENT
Entertain, Engage, and Extract. This seminar will show you how to structure an event that accomplishes these mission-critical objectives. With the focus on fundraising, Danny will teach you how to structure an agenda that flows smoothly and sends guests home anxiously awaiting next year’s event. So often, planning a fundraising auction event is like trying to put a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle together without being able to look at the picture on the box. We can help you with that.
ANY JOB IS EASIER
WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS
As a seminar attendee you will be issued a User ID and Password, granting private access to SYMPHONY CHECKLIST BUILDER, the newest and most powerful web-based app for easily organizing a profitable fundraising auction event. Proper training and the right tools; these are your take-aways from a day invested with Danny.
For information on upcoming seminars in your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780 487 5291.