I am excited to be speaking at a seminar in Spokane on September 20th.  I am working with my friends at Greater Giving to share some great ideas, and help you master your auction challenges!  Here are the details:

Mastering Auction Challenges Seminar – Spokane, WA

SEPTEMBER 20 @ 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Making Everything Count

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

Thursday, September 20th – Spokane, WA
8:30 am-12:30 pm

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

Registration Fee: $19.95

*Includes lunch


Stephen Kilbreath, BAS, Stephen Kilbreath Auctions & Events

Stephen has been a fundraising auctioneer since the early 90s, calling hundreds of auctions. Auction work has taken him across the country – with most of the auctions in the Northwest.  Not only is Stephen a top benefit auctioneer – his name may be familiar because of his long broadcasting career.  Stephen’s sincerity, authenticity and a terrific understanding of benefit auctions makes him stand out.  His style is entertaining and conversational – making it an enjoyable and memorable evening for your guests. Stephen excels at connecting and reading his audiences, all resulting in generating the most revenue possible for his auction clients.

Kim Bauman, Area Marketing Manager, Greater Giving

Kim 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.