Upcoming Fundraising Seminars for Nonprofits


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Seminar: Orchestrating Event Day Success Houston, TX

FEBRUARY 7 @ 9:00 AM1:00 PM

$19.95 REGISTER NOW

Presented by Greater Giving and Murad Auctions

Are you looking for fresh ideas to up your fundraising game? Or are you starting from scratch and want to get an idea of where to start?

This seminar will explore key themes on what your organization can do to create ways to maximize your fundraiser’s potential from front to back on event day. Learn tips and tricks from successful auctions and walk away with fresh ideas to start incorporating today.

In this session gain insight on:

  • Managing volunteers
  • Event setup
  • Check in and check out
  • Event timing

Also, hear about how Greater Giving’s products and services can support and streamline your fundraising efforts, creating a sense of fundraising calm you’ve never had before! Greater Giving has been supporting nonprofit and school fundraisers since 2002, giving our company 14 years of thought leadership. With well over 50,000 events hosted utilizing Greater Giving’s technologies, our 8,000 clients across the country agree-our solutions save their organization time and money when planning and executing a fundraising event.

Since 2001, Murad Auctions has been a resource for nonprofits, schools and other fundraising entities, consulting and helping to increase the profits of all types of fundraising events. By providing professional charity auctioneers, and event planners, they help clients with their event night processes including streamlining registration and check out, managing online, bid sheet and mobile bidding auctions, and providing guidance for item solicitation, and marketing of events.  They help with all types of events, including luncheons, donor dinners, galas, golf tournaments and other fundraisers.

Presenters: 

Louis Murad, Murad Auctions

Louis Murad is a professional, full time, licensed charity auctioneer who has been helping clients in the Dallas Fort Worth area execute successful live auctions for the past fifteen years.  He and his staff of 6 auctioneers, work with nonprofits, schools and other fundraising entities, consulting and helping to increase the profits of all types of fundraising events.  He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and holds the Benefit Auction Specialist designation.  He is a graduate of SMU in Dallas, TX.

Claire Murad, Murad Auctions

Claire Murad consults with her clients in all aspects of event fundraising.  She began as a volunteer, functioning as auction chair, live auction chair, and solicitations chair for several nonprofits.  Since 2002, she has helped clients with their event night processes including streamlining registration and check out for luncheons, donor dinners, and fundraisers, managing, online, bid sheet and mobile bidding auctions, and providing guidance for item solicitation, and marketing of events. She holds a marketing degree from Texas A & M, and is the mother of four children.

Gretchen Carter, Greater Giving

Gretcen joined Greater Giving in 2008 after working as an Event Coordinator for a private restaurant and club in Roanoke, TX.  In addition to special events, Gretchen has been a Board member and active volunteer with several organizations, and co-chaired a capital campaign to raise $1.7 million for a new mission building at Trinity Presbyterian Church.  In addition to success in traditional fundraising approaches, Gretchen leveraged online peer-to-peer fundraising technology to exceed her fundraising goals when participating in two campaigns to support the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Gretchen is an expert in combining technology and fundraising best practices to retain volunteers, strengthen and expand donor relations, and increase overall fundraising revenue.