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# 1 Way to Get the Most $$ Out of Your Live Auction

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You probably know that I like to study (and give!) parties -…
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The best party in town!

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I presented one of my favorite topics at our NC Philanthropy Conference yesterday: "Parties With a Purpose: Turn Your Fundraising Event into the Best Party in Town."Boy did we have some fun in this topic! And the room was packed. Clearly there were people in need here.Events can be huge pain points for fundraisers. Yet they are a vital component of most annual fundraising programs. How do you set up the event to accomplish all these multiple objectives?* nlist new suppporters * Expand your visibility in the community * Involve and engage your volunteers in the cause * Present your mission in a compelling light to new and old supporters * Entertain your guests * Make sure your guest have fun (yes, please!) * And certainly not the least, raise the money you need to support your causeThis is a tall order. Most presentations you attend on "event planning" focus on details and logistics. For our presentation, we focused on the branding, marketing, PR and fundraising aspects of an event. I think that is why it was so well attended.