Like us, you probably have mixed feelings about special events as a fundraising strategy. They sure are a lot of work, sometimes they don’t bring in much more than they cost to put on, and often they don’t do much to further the missions of our organizations. Any way you slice it, there’s almost always room for improvement.
We are excited to be helping to bring award-winning author Kathy Kingston to a mini-tour of Arizona this fall to talk about her new book (which is part of the AFP Fund Development Series), A Higher Bid: How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Benefit Auctions.
This three-hour interactive seminar will include a personally signed copy of A Higher Bid, special reports and checklists, and ample time to discuss your challenges with the author. Topics will include:
• How to attract power bidders and new donors
• Find the hottest, best-selling auction items
• Turn bidders into dedicated donors
• Send auction revenues through the roof
If you have an event with an auction, or have been considering adding an auction to your event, we highly recommend you consider attending this event, which will take place on the following dates:Monday, September 26th – SedonaTuesday, September 27th – PhoenixWednesday, September 28th – TucsonThe cost is only $49 per person, and the event will run from 1pm-5:00 with time for networking included. More information can be found here. Register today, since space is limited!
Hope to see you there!
Laura & Jenny