5 Steps to a "Guest Experience on Steroids"

Do you want your guests telling all of their friends what a great time they had at your event? And of course, you want to hear them say they spent more than they intended, but got so wrapped up in the fun they couldn't help themselves! This webinar will bypass the obvious and go straight to the "over the top" things your committee can do to elevate the evening and guarantee a fun-filled yet mission-focused night! Want to make your live auction involve the entire room instead of just a few bidders? We'll show you how. Your attendees will leave with their hearts filled and your committee will be smiling all the way to the bank!

May 13th, 2020

Shannon Mays, CAI, AARE, BAS
Raising Paddles

Earlier this year...

January 15th, 2020

Dwight Adkins, Swaim Strategies

Creating Sponsorship Partnerships that Last

Securing sponsors for your event is imperative for your fundraising success. Getting sponsors to say ‘yes’ to your proposal is just part of the work, however. Properly managing your relationship with your sponsors is essential. It’s the hard work that will make their experience of working with you beneficial to their organization and will help you more easily bring them on board year after year.

Creating a system of mindful stewardship will enable you to create the passionate support your mission and work deserve. We will discuss how to engage your sponsors and invest the resources to develop lasting partnerships.


February 12th, 2020

Stephen Kilbreath, BAS Kilbreath Auctions

The Truth About The Top 5 Auction Myths

One of the main things your auctioneer should be doing is consulting. Your auctioneer does 50, 75, 100 events a year – so they should be taking information from those events and helping you decide best practices for your event. 80% of what the auctioneer does should be spent before your event – making sure the plan is set for you to raise the most money possible for your organization. We know how difficult it is to plan an event, and in this webinar, we will debunk common auction myths.

During the webinar, Stephen will cover:

Do more auction items and more guests mean more money?
Can you predict how much money you will make at your event?
Does it really matter you the auctioneer is?


Last year...

February 13th, 2019

Ailie F. Byers, President Alpenglow Benefits
NAA Director

Donors vs. Dollars, How to Win in the Long Run

Donor-centric fundraising is not a new concept, but it is not the norm in today's fundraising world. This webinar will cover the background and where the idea evolved from. How it has been successful for some organizations. How a few changes can make a definitive difference in your NPO’s relationship with its donors and help lower costs. Most importantly it can help shift the outlook of your shop to be less about chasing dollars and more about creating relationships that will over time benefit both the NPO and the individual donors.


March 6th, 2019

Talena Barker, CEO Mission Limelight

Power Up Your Auction Revenue Through Creative and Strategic Refinement

What if you could realize substantially more auction revenue by taking a fresh look at the way you approach your procurement strategies, and getting creative about how you leverage your resources?

Join us for a special webinar focused on detailed and specific actions you can take now to power up your next event!


May 15th, 2019

Mark Schroeder, CAI, BAS, CES of Auction Brio LLC

7 Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success

75% of all first time donors to the Fund-a-Need will not return to give you a second donation the following year unless you do one imperative action. Who gives the most money to a Fund-a-Need ask and what entities are the leading beneficiary? With over $410 billion dollars to be donated to charities in 2019 you need to know how to capture your share. In this webinar, certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Mark Schroeder CAI, BAS, CES will share money-generating ideas to enhance the bond of your non-profit with your generous donors through the 7-Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success.


July 10th, 2019

Quierra Trammel, Fundraising Event Consultant of Tribe Table

Turn Guests Into Raving Fans and Make More Money at Your Next Fundraiser

Have you ever attended an event and found yourself wondering why you came in the first place? Maybe you didn’t connect with anyone else there, didn’t like the food, or just found the whole thing to be dull. Now, have you ever attended an event that was energetic and lively? Where you met great people who shared your values and went home excited to see what they would do next?Most people have been to both of these types of events. And while it’s easy to judge an event as a “good” or “bad” experience, it can be difficult to put your finger on exactly what makes an event fun or a flop.The good news is that all successful events have a few core things in common. There is a certain system that can make any event great, no matter the size, theme, or budget. In this webinar you’ll learn the best strategies to plan a fun, sustainable fundraiser that your guests will love and will grow in profit year after year.


August 14th, 2019

Samantha Swaim, Swaim Strategies

Equity in Your Fundraising Events

Your events need to be accessible. Design them for your entire community with simple adjustments to your materials, program, and marketing to deepen your relationship with your supporters. Develop best practices for your event vendors for inclusive elements and build a team with a common mission. Engage all levels of supporters in your fundraising to develop sustainability for your work.


October 9th, 2019

Nicole V. Bennett, Owner Perry Consulting LLC

How to Manage and Engage Volunteers

Volunteerism is a universal construct and a critical resource for nonprofit organizations. It's important to sustain the flow of your volunteer pool by implementing tools and processes that create a mutually beneficial relationship.


December 11th, 2019

Renee Zau, Founder and CEO

Auction Procurement - Maximizing Your ROI on Time and Effort

Renee Zau knows how time-consuming auction planning can be. After serving on 50+ committees, she founded DonationMatch--an online platform that helps nonprofits secure in-kind gifts. Hear from the expert herself as she shares tips and tricks on setting up an auction for success from the very beginning. This webinar is a deep-dive into the first stage of the process--auction item procurement. After all, there's no better way to generate excitement around your event than having awesome prizes up for grabs!