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We’re Heading to Boston – Join Us!

March 09, 2016
We’re packing our bags, getting plenty of rest and trying to find where we put our heavy coats. The AFP International Fundraising Conference takes place in Boston on March 20-22, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be on the exhibit hall floor at Booth #918, talking with attendees about our non-profit auction travel packages! We’ll also be sharing out booth with our friends at Grandstand Sports, the home of one-of-a-kind autographs, posters, game-used equipment and other mementos that make for fantastic auction items.

If you or someone in your organization is attending the conference, here’s a cheat sheet of some of the highlights:

GONE! 3 Fundraising Auction Mistakes How to Engage New Donors, Solicit High-Profit Auction Items and Break Revenue Records Every Time! – Our friend Kathy Kingston has her own seminar! The author of “A Higher Bid” will break down the three most commonly-made mistakes in preparing for and executing a fundraising auction, and give attendees the knowledge needed to use a fundraising auction as a catalyst for donor development. And even better: Kingston will make her way from her lecture to our booth, #918, for a Q-and-A session and refreshments. (March 21, 11:00-11:30 a.m.)

Leveraging Social Media to Engage Millennials & Drive Event Fundraising – Social media will likely never replace a personal call or mailed invitation for gala events, but getting the word out on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms can help introduce your fundraiser (and non-profit) to the broader world, and gives your supporters an easily-shareable invite so that they can bring friends. KC Fox of Eventbrite and Darian Heyman of the NUMI Foundation will take attendees through the best practices of the digital space. (March 20, 10:15-11:30 a.m.)

Donor Surveys For The Win – You know who donated money to you, whether it was as a gift or with a winning bid at a fundraising auction. But do you why they did? Shanon Doolittle breaks down the art and science of the donor survey, how to analyze the results and how to use that new information. It’s a seminar with practical tips that can be immediately put in place. (March 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m.)

Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour – No, this isn’t a seminar about how to throw a pizza party in a bar as a fundraiser. Instead, it’s a three-hour walk around the city, stopping in at different pizzerias, taking a ferry ride and seeing some of America’s oldest and most historic pubs. It’s one of our favorite parts of our “The Savory and Smooth Tastes of Boston” non-profit auction travel package, and if you’re in Boston the Saturday before the conference, it may be a great way to see the city.

Again, we’ll be set up at Booth #918 throughout the conference. Stop by and say hello!