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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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
Imagine 400 supporters in one room. The focus is on your organization. The table is set: a room full of delighted donors to connect with, steward and influence. How many times a year is there an opportunity like this?
Fundraising events typically have a formula for revenue generation: sponsorship, live auction, silent auction, ticket sales, and maybe a raffle or 50/50 draw. What many fundraisers don’t have is a direct ask for a vital program or defined need.
A good friend of mine relayed this story to me about a special event she volunteered at several years ago. The gala committee had worked hard. They secured new sponsors, sold out the event and ensured through decor, lighting, theme and activity.
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