6 episodes

The Elevate Your Event Podcast is where we talk about how to plan and execute an unforgettable event that will dazzle your guests and generate more income for your organization.

From fundraising and securing trendy auction items, to event production and logistics, get the best tips and advice from seasoned fundraising and event professionals who have been in your shoes.

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The Elevate Your Event Podcast is where we talk about how to plan and execute an unforgettable event that will dazzle your guests and generate more income for your organization.

From fundraising and securing trendy auction items, to event production and logistics, get the best tips and advice from seasoned fundraising and event professionals who have been in your shoes.

    How to Motivate People to Bid on Your Silent Auction Items

    How to Motivate People to Bid on Your Silent Auction Items

    You’ve spent months planning and preparing for your silent auction, and you’ve recruited all of your items. Maybe you even have a really good-looking auction setup. Now what? How do you get people to bid on your silent auction items? The goal is to raise as much money as possible at your event, so how is that done through your auction? Our team believes that how you name, describe, and market your auction items is essential to the overall success of your silent auction.
    In this episode, Jeff, Lori, and Diana talk about how item descriptions and even your bid increments can be used as powerful tools that will motivate your bidders to bid high and often, so that you can raise as much money as possible in your auction. 
    Let Handbid help you raise more money, dazzle your guests, and pull off an amazing event with mobile bidding software that makes every event a smash. Tap here to learn more.
    The Show Notes for this episode can be found here: www.handbid.com/podcast/how-to-motivate-people-to-bid-on-your-silent-auction-items

    • 33 min
    4 Practical Tactics That Will Make Every Event a Success

    4 Practical Tactics That Will Make Every Event a Success

    We’ve been doing events even before Handbid was born in 2011. We’ve been involved in hundreds of them, so we’ve seen a thing or two! We all have stories about the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’ve been there, schlepping in the extreme heat and checking in guests in the extreme cold. We know that event planners and managers wear many hats and have to be willing to do anything and everything to make an event successful. You’re the main problem solver of the day, and you have to be ready to jump into action whenever there's something that needs fixing, whether it's rolling silverware or serving food to hungry attendees (or both!).
    Today the Handbid team is sharing some of their best (and worst!) event moments, and they give 4 practical tactics you can start implementing today that will make your event a success.
    Let Handbid help you raise mo’ money for your organization. Talk to us! 
    The Show Notes for this episode can be found here: www.handbid.com/podcast/4-practical-tactics-that-will-make-every-event-a-success

    • 35 min
    The Handbid Story: Why We’re Freakin’ Awesome at Doing Events

    The Handbid Story: Why We’re Freakin’ Awesome at Doing Events

    In this first episode of the podcast, we’re introducing ourselves. The Elevate Your Event Podcast podcast is powered by Handbid, a mobile bidding software company (and so much more!) Kristen, our Marketing Manager, interviews Jeff Porter, Handbid’s co-founder and CEO
    Jeff created Handbid out of a critical need to improve his own event: a fundraiser for a charity he also founded. He tells us the funny story of the very first event that used Handbid’s mobile bidding software, and what Handbid’s ultimate goal really is.
    Jeff explains what he has seen across hundreds of events since creating Handbid, the elements needed to exponentially increase your auction revenue, and THE one thing that will determine the success of your silent auction.
    You will also learn what you can expect from the Elevate Your Event Podcast in the episodes to come.
     
    Want to learn more about Handbid, our Story, and what we offer? Talk to us! 
    The Show Notes for this episode can be found at: https://www.handbid.com/podcast/why-were-freakin-awesome-at-events

    • 29 min
    How to give your event guests the best first impression

    How to give your event guests the best first impression

    Your guests’ arrival experience - from the moment they buy a ticket to the moment they enter the venue - is the most important part of setting your event up for success. When it comes to fundraising events especially, you want to create an environment that will put your guests in a giving mood! 
    In this episode, Jeff, Lori, and Elise break down all the ways you can give a superb first impression. They tell stories about the checkin disasters they’ve seen at events, their best volunteer tips, and even when you should hand out nametags (the answer might surprise you!)
     
    Want to learn more about Handbid, and event software that will blow your socks off? Talk to us! 
    The Show Notes for this episode can be found here: handbid.com/podcast/how-to-give-your-event-guests-the-best-first-impression

    • 37 min
    Silent Auction mistakes and how to avoid them

    Silent Auction mistakes and how to avoid them

    Silent auctions are hugely popular at fundraising events. When done well, they can help you raise a lot of money, but there are some critical mistakes that can have a negative impact not only on your auction, but on how much money you raise and possibly even impact your organization.
    In this episode, Jeff, Lori, and Diana talk about key silent auction mistakes and how to avoid them. They give advice about auction item display, starting bids and bid increments, and ways you can make your auction better (or worse!) overall.
    Let Handbid help you raise mo’ money for your organization. Talk to us! 
     
    The Show Notes for this episode can be found here: www.handbid.com/podcast/silent-auction-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them

    • 33 min
    Welcome to the Elevate Your Event Podcast

    Welcome to the Elevate Your Event Podcast

    Welcome to the Elevate Your Event Podcast, where we talk about how to plan and execute an unforgettable event that will dazzle your guests and generate more income for your organization.
    From fundraising and securing trending auction items, to event production and logistics, get the best tips and advice from seasoned fundraising and event professionals who have been in your shoes.
     
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