Claire and I are hosting another live edition of Magic Keys Radio and Podcast tomorrow, Friday, February 20 at Noon Eastern (9:00 a.m. Pacific) – this time on fundraising auctions.

Our special guest will be Matt Holiday of Holiday Auctions.  Matt has all kinds of great advice on how to make your silent and live auctions raise as much money as possible for your good cause. He knows which items work and which flop. He also knows how to package your items and what to emphasize to get those bids to go higher and higher. And he’ll share it all with us on Friday! Have some vexing auction questions? Here’s your chance to get them answered by one of the top pros in the nation.

Matt was in the first group of auctioneers in the country to acquire the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist professional designation from the National Auctioneers Association. He’s run auctions for groups as diverse as the American Red Cross, Charleston Catholic School, March of Dimes,  Western North Carolina AIDS Project,  Greenville Rape Crisis & Child Abuse Center, and the National Kidney Foundation. He’s also currently president of the South Carolina Auctioneers Association.

You can listen live (note this is at Noon Eastern, an hour earlier than usual) and call in your questions over the phone or send them in via chat. Just click on the link to go to our BlogTalkRadio page, where you’ll find the streaming audio, the call-in number and the chat window. If you can’t join us live, the podcast is available immediately after the show at the same link and a little bit later in iTunes.

P.S. We’ll talk about auctions a little bit too during next week’s webinar, Turning Your Fundraising Event into the Best Party in Town, on Thursday, February 26. More than 100 nonprofits are registered already!

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