Why should I hire a Benefit Auction Specialist? We usually get local talent to donate their time.
How far in advance should I book The Auctionista for shows?
What is Fund-a-Need and why is it important?
Can we book The Auctionista for our international event?
Does Layne do speaking events as well? We need someone who can do double-duty
Layne is a professional Emcee and keynote speaker! They are a master on the mic and a one-of-a-kind Emcee. If you’re looking for a keynote speaker, head to our Speaking page to learn more about keynote topics. Send us an email today if you’re interested in having Layne speak at (or host) your event.
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Tips and Trends
Three ideas to spice up your fundraising event Is your event stuck in a bit of a rut? Are you looking to spice things up but not turn your event 100% upside down? Here are three simple changes to consider when planning your next annual fundraiser.
How to raise the fund factor at your next event I work with a lot of amazing charities of various sizes and sectors. They are all creative and resourceful. Several use special fundraising events as a springboard to greater or deeper donor engagement.
You are in the throes of planning your event; scrolling through Pinterest to jolt your creative juices, hoping to spark creative ideas on how to bring that “blank-slate” venue alive. Will your guests arrive and feel that WOW FACTOR?
Virtual Fundraising Event Solutions
The fundraising event landscape has changed rapidly and dramatically, forcing many non-profits across the globe to cancel and re-tool live fundraising events. We understand how important it is for charities to keep raising money; communities depend on it.
The Perfect Virtual Gala
Download The Perfect Virtual Gala: Case Study, which details how Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation moved boldly into uncharted territory, overcame hurdles, and stepped outside of their wheelhouse, to create a massively successful virtual gala. This Case Study (along with the Learning Event recording) documents the planning process, decisions, and outcomes (financial and other) of the GBGHF Power of Giving Virtual Gala.
How To Make Your Event Great
Silent auctions are a fundraising event staple. I see them at just about every event (which means your guests are also seeing them everywhere). If a silent auction is a standard revenue generator for your event, here are my five tips to help make yours stand out in the crowd.
Just about everyone is doing it. Big and small, live and silent – an auction is the cornerstone revenue generator of just about every fundraising event. And that’s the challenge. When every charity event hosts an auction, how do you make yours awesome?
What makes a great MC? What skills should an MC have? How will your choice of MC impact guest experience and the level of giving in the room? These are critical questions your event staff or committee should ask in the early planning stages.
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