January 21 – 2016 I am teaming up with Greater Giving for a seminar to MAKE EVERYTHING COUNT!

REGISTER HERE: http://blog.greatergiving.com/event/fundraising-seminar-tacoma-wa/

How can you reduce your fundraising stress while maximizing auction returns? This seminar will teach you how to enhance what you are already doing for 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. In this seminar, 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. You’ll also get some new strategies to help your paddle raise excel.

At this seminar, you will learn how to stand out with tips on:

  • How to improve your silent auction performance
  • Procurement
  • Revenue generating ideas
  • Best practice technology
  • Streamline check in/out
  • Mobile Bidding

Many organizations are looking for information about the next new thing in silent auctions: Mobile Bidding. During the seminar, we will cover new trends in fundraising using mobile bidding technologies. We’ll discuss how to drive participation and raise more funds with ease using Greater Giving’s Mobile Bidding. If you would like to see a live demo of Greater Giving Mobile Bidding on your mobile phone, please include a mobile phone number in the provided field for each attendee when registering.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Tacoma, WA
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to start time.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Tacoma Downtown
2102 South C Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Cost: $19.95
AM beverages and lunch will be served


Stephen Kilbreath, BAS, Stephen Kilbreath Benefit Auctions, Stephen has been a fundraising auctioneer since the early 90s, calling hundreds of auctions across the country – from California, Arizona, Nebraska, Missouri, Washington, DC and Oregon – with most of the auctions in and around the Seattle area. Stephen has also been in Seattle broadcasting for over 20 years, and is currently seen weekdays on KING-5 in Seattle, and throughout the northwest on Northwest Cable News. He was also on the radio for more than 20 years on 94.1 KMPS & KUBE 93.3 – bringing him into people’s homes every morning. Stephen is a brand in his own right that your auction guests will recognize and respect! His style is entertaining and conversational – making it an enjoyable and memorable evening for your guests.

Kim Bauman, Area Marketing Manager, Greater Giving, started using the company’s solutions as a parent volunteer for her children’s school auction in 2002. She was so impressed with the software and the company that she joined the team in 2005. Due to her commitment to area schools and nonprofits, Kim continues to volunteer to assist at a variety of fundraising events, honing her skills in using Greater Giving software to streamline event planning and execution and night-of-event check-in and checkout processes.