Live Webinar

How To Run a Nonprofit Auction Checkout - A Step-By-Step Guide

Price: 87.00
Author: Sherry Truhlar
Duration: 90 Minutes
Course Level: Beginner
Year Created: 2018
CFRE Approved: 1.50 Points
Available To Members: Yes

Upcoming Live Webinars

Webinar Date Webinar Start Time Occupancy
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 3:00 PM (Local/EST) / 3:00 PM (EDT) Still Available
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 3:00 PM (Local/EST) / 3:00 PM (EDT) Still Available

A unique registration is required for each computer.

Live Webinar Description

If You're Unable to Attend the Live Webinar You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides, and Bonus Materials.

95% of post-webinar survey respondents rated this webinar as great to excellent!

Too many nonprofits have a great nonprofit auction, only to have an epic fail during checkout.

Checkout is a critical part of your event’s success, yet many planners lack a complete understanding of the process.  A disorganized checkout leads to misplaced and lost donations, long lines of guests, panicking volunteers, and angry donors. 

The good news is that even WITHOUT buying software, you can have a flawless checkout. 

In this webinar, you’ll learn the step-by-step process that’s helped hundreds of nonprofit auctions succeed.  At your next event, you’ll track purchases, collect money, and distribute items, all WITHOUT DRAMA.

This nonprofit webinar is perfect if ….

  • You and/or your committee need a refresher. (For my own clients who manage their own checkout, I encourage them to watch this webinar every year before their own gala -- it’s that important to be reminded of the steps.)
  • You need to train a new team of people on checkout. 
  • You’re a “newbie.”  Maybe this is your first nonprofit auction, or the first auction you’ve helped plan.
  • You’ve bought auction software, but haven’t grasped how to manage the event outside of the software program.  (Many software companies are good at training you on the technical side of their product but fail to explain the human elements of checkout, such as tricks for onsite set-up, packing, bagging, and delivery.)

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Overview: What used to be called “checkout” is now “guest services.”  By viewing photos from real nonprofit auctions, you’ll see how to organize your registration table, cashier station, pick-up area, silent auction, and more.
  • Common reasons checkout fails
  • Staffing: Registration and checkout has 6 roles to fill.  Learn who you need for each task.
  • Auction terminology:  We’ll clarify terms and descriptions tied to the process so there’s no confusion. 
  • Pre-event activities: Which tasks to complete and vendors to talk with before your auction begins. 
  • Onsite activities:  See photos from real auctions, teaching you how to run checkout, step-by-step. “First do this, then walk here and do that.”
  • Variations in the process: Depending on your event’s activities, you can adopt a variation.  Understanding the evolving role of technology (from credit card to mobile bidding) is covered, as recent changes in the industry have lowered costs and expanded your choices.

BONUSES:

  1. List of vendors offering the best functionality for process fundraising auction donations.
  2. Item donation tracking spreadsheet
  3. Webinar recording and slides

Presented by Sherry Truhlar, CMP, BAS, CAI:  Sherry Truhlar is the founder of Red Apple Auctions, a boutique auction firm niched in improving fundraising auctions.  Almost every weekend she can be found working with a nonprofit somewhere in the USA, serving as their auctioneer.  Since building her company from the ground up in 2005, thousands of gala chairs have studied with Sherry in her online educational classes, watched her training programs, or studied her advice and video trainings provided on her blog.  She’s been covered by dozens of newspapers and podcasts, which you can read about on the website.  An avid self-educator, she has a BA and BS from Emporia State University (Kansas), an MA from the University of Wollongong (Australia) and three certifications (CMP in the event industry; BAS and CAI in the auction industry). 

What Attendees Said about This Webinar

"Very informative - I learned some great new techniques for our next auction and other events as well.”

Brandy Blackstone, Bay Community Support Services


“I've been in charge of running our auction for 15 years, but I still learned a few new tips from this webinar and will be putting them into practice at next year's event.”

Kathy Smith, Turning Point


“Great information provided, liked that there were different options presented.”

Peggy Osborn, Camphill Foundation


“I loved the webinar. Received great insight and ideas that I plan to implement at my organization's silent auction. Definitely feeling more comfortable and confident in the event with these tools. #holygrail”

Cynthia Court, Mather Hospital


Presented by Sherry Truhlar, CMP, BAS, CAI:  Sherry Truhlar is the voice for nonprofit auction success.  As founder of Red Apple Auctions, her dynamic company is devoted to empowering auction planners and over 9500 of them now participate in her online and offline programs. Her advice has been covered by Florida’s Sun Sentinel, The Washington Post Magazine, Town & Country Magazine, and Northern Virginia Magazine. As an award-winning charity auctioneer and mentor to thousands, she guides professionally-staffed and volunteer committees in how to properly stage auctions to achieve higher returns. How did she find herself in such an entrepreneurial career?  When her exploratory work in the field landed her on television programs with the likes of fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi and home carpenter Andrew Dan-Jumbo, she packed up her cubicle at GE and launched Red Apple Auctions.

If You're Unable to Attend the Live Webinar You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides, and Bonus Materials.

 

 

Upcoming Live Webinars

Webinar Date Webinar Start Time Occupancy
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 3:00 PM (Local/EST) / 3:00 PM (EDT) Still Available
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 3:00 PM (Local/EST) / 3:00 PM (EDT) Still Available

A unique registration is required for each computer.