This week we are joined by one of the most successful event fundraising auctioneers in the business, Glen Fladeboe! He tells us the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of virtual fundraising, and shares some tips and tricks to help make your next event great. You won’t want to miss it!
Are virtual events a result of the pandemic? Returning for the second time, Tahira Endean joins us on meeting minds this week. She has been working on virtual events for OVER A DECADE! Check out this episode for great virtual event tips from an expert!
“Events are not dead, they just look different.” Abby Eastman from Susan Davis International joins us this week. Find out ways things have changed and how we can continue to move forward in our industry.
Kristi Casey Sanders is all about the event community and creating spaces where people can grow and invest. Listen to hear why joining a group is such a gift!
What are you up to?
This spring I took a few months off to be with my kiddos. I was doing the whole mom thing and doing all the activities and cooking, and in the interim I did my first show calling gig. It was terrifying. It’s super scary. I loved the control of it. I had zero experience show calling so I called a friend of mine to prep. I sent her gift cards and we practiced multiple times. It ended up being ok, but the thing I learned is its not what on the paper its about what you don’t know is going to happen and how you are going to keep that calm voice and directing people.
I’m apart of this non profit, she climbs mountains that supports motherless daughters. We are now doing a new program called girls drive up, youth motherless daughters ages 8-18. We’re doing a launch party Nov 16th. It’s a fundraiser/launch event. Sheclimbsmountians.org
What are your pet peeves?
I do not like getting gas, I like going down to 0 miles on my dashboard and my husband wants to kill me.
Another one is people who are not accountable. If you sign yourself up for a project you need to be accountable and communicate if you can’t do something.
Not starting on time.
What are you working on right now?
Target’s fall national meeting. It happens September 11th, I’ve done it for 5 years now. I’ve been an element producer, for the last 3 or 4 years I’ve been the presentation lead, the lead for all the executive speaker presentations. Which includes the power point and the video. I meet with them and work with the communications team who writes scripts and outlines, work with the decor, video team. Schedule all the rehearsals. There are 20 people on the core team, and there are 100’s of staff once we get on site. 12-14,000 attend this event.
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