Benefit Auction Workshop Hybrid Event

Dec. 8, 2022
As a fundraising and benefit auction pro, your professional development and networking tie directly to your business and revenue opportunities. Join this one-day, hybrid workshop on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 virtually, or at Designation Academy in Las Vegas, and set yourself up for increased benefit auction success! With a new format for our workshop events this year, you'll dive DEEP into a handful of topics with a few instructors and walk away with advanced benefit auction training that will move the needle in your auction business. 

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Who should invest in attending the benefit auction workshop?

  • Advanced benefit auction professionals with fundraising experience who are looking to enhance their profitability
  • NAA volunteers attending the Volunteer Appreciation Workshop (Dec. 4) who hold their BAS designation and want to audit the BAS class (Dec. 5-7) at no cost

Schedule of Events

Designed for a "virtual first" experience. Schedule subject to change. Check back for updated information.

Virtual Registrants: Access the virtual event side through the Online Education Center (must be logged in and registered to access).
In-Person Registrants: Meet at Planet Hollywood in "Wilshire A&B" rooms (check-in at the NAA table to get your badge).

Thursday, Dec. 8 Time Zones
  8:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. MT /
10:00 a.m. CT / 11:00 am ET
Coffee & Conversation (virtual and in-person)
8:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. MT /
10:30 am CT / 11:30 a.m. ET
Welcome | Stand Out in Your Market and Give Yourself a Raise! Workshop Part 1   (virtual and in-person)
Virtual Instructor: Lisa Sasevich
  11:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 a.m. MT /
1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
"LUNCH" on Your Own
  12:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. MT /
2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Stand Out in Your Market and Give Yourself a Raise! Workshop Part 2 (virtual and in-person)
Virtual Instructor: Lisa Sasevich
  2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. MT /
4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET
2:15 p.m. PT / 3:15 p.m. MT /
4:15 p.m. CT / 5:15 p.m. ET
Mastermind: Applying High-End Selling to Your Benefit Auction Clients | Closing (virtual and in-person)
Moderators: Freddie Silveria, BAS; Connie Johnson, CAI, BAS  
  4:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. MT /
6:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. ET

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Benefit Auction Workshop Task Force

Freddie Silveria, BAS - Chair
Carol Miller, CAI, BAS - EI Trustee
Kurt Johnson, CAI, BAS
Cathy MacPherson

BA Workshop Content Advisors

Trisha Brauer, CAI, BAS
Tim Keller, CAI, AMM, BAS, CES
TiWanna "TK" Kenney, BAS
Christie King, CAI, AMM, BAS
Jim Nye, BAS
Scott Robertson, CAI, BAS
Tom Stebbins, BAS
Sherry Truhlar, CAI, BAS