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Maximizing Your Benefit Auction

This seminar will teach you how to get the right donors to attend your auction, avoid operational pitfalls, and strea mline processes for maximum results.

When: Thursday the 28th
From 9AM to 2PM
Where: LifeShare Blood Centers
8910 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana  71106
United States
Contact: Gretchen Carter

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Gretchen Carter, Area Marketing Manager, Greater Giving

Gretchen joined the company in 2008 after working as an Event Coordinator for a private restaurant and club in Roanoke, TX. In addition to special events, Gretchen has been a Board member and active volunteer with several organizations, and co-chaired a capital campaign to raise $1.7 million for a new mission building at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In addition to success in traditional fundraising approaches, Gretchen leveraged online peer-to-peer fundraising technology to exceed her fundraising goals when participating in two campaigns to support the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Gretchen is an expert in combining technology and fundraising best practices to retain volunteers, strengthen and expand donor relations, and increase overall fundraising revenue.

This seminar will teach you how to get the right donors to attend your auction, avoid operational pitfalls, and streamline processes for maximum results.

You'll also learn how to make your event night and program run smoothly through best-practice technology planning and optimal audio-visual staging.

We'll introduce you to a new mobile bidding technology that can increase your silent auction revenue by 20% or more. We will share the tips, tricks, and strategies learned at hundreds of benefit auctions.

You'll get the best practices compiled from the experience of thousands of Greater Giving clients as well as new approaches to help your organization and mission stand out, so you can take advantage of emerging fundraising opportunities.

At this seminar, learn how to stand out and thrive by:

■ Improving efficiency and operations

■ Streamlining fundraising activities

■ Developing a clear and compelling message and reason for giving

■ Growing existing donor relationships

■ Finding new donors

■ Establishing and growing sponsor relationships


BONUS SESSION: Many organizations are looking for information about the next new thing in silent auctions: Mobile Bidding. This post-seminar session will cover new trends in online and live fundraising using mobile bidding technologies. We'll discuss how to drive participation and raise more funds with minimal effort using mobile bidding; adding online auctions to the mix; and leveraging social media to extend your fundraising reach.


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Cost: $10 for LANO Members, $20 for Friends of LANO

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - Shreveport, LA
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Bonus Session 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to start time.
LifeShare Blood Centers
8910 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71106


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