February Benefit Auction Seminar

Training for your non-profit gala event

Has your fundraising gala hit the proverbial wall? Come to an afternoon of training from Darin Lawson, a certified Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) by the National Auctioneers Association. More info and registration is available at www.darinlawson.com. 

Begins: 02/13/18 at 1:00 PM EST
Ends: 02/13/18 at 4:00 PM EST
Location: 12232 Hancock Street, Carmel, IN 46032

Registration is now open for our Benefit Auction Seminar, designed for non-profit gala planners, at Wickliff Auctioneers’ Carmel gallery. Darin Lawson, CAI/BAS, will present best practices, tips and strategies for guiding your guests into greater giving!

Darin Lawson, CAI/BAS, has over a decade of experience with fundraising gala auctions, large and small, and the information to be shared usually costs thousands!

Registration closes February 7th…click the RSVP button and register today.

Only $20pp-  and… each paid registrant gets a chance for a $250 donation to your 501c or 501c(3) charity!  Coffee, cold drinks and snacks will be provided, also.

Overview of topics:

  • Venue selection- why it matters

    and…the importance of sound, video and lighting

  • Date selection- why it matters

  • Demographics of volunteers and financial supporters…are they different?

  • Procument of items- it takes a village! And, a plan…

  • What Items Belong in Live Auction?

  • Pre-Event Communication- do you??

  • Live Auction psychology and presentation

  • Silent Auction psychology and presentation; use Buy Now?

  • How to Present the Giving Opportunity (Fund-a-Need, Ask, Fund the Mission…)

  • Using electronic bidding services

  • Turning sponsors into Partners!

  • Communicating your mission

  • Run-of-Show and Agenda recommendations- avoiding the 20-minute speech!

  • Revenue enhancers, games, raffles


And possibly more…time allowing

Wickliff Auctioneers


12232 Hancock Street Carmel, IN 46032

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