Join us for the FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter's fourth annual "Merry Mixer" on Wednesday, December 11. Join us for great food, cocktails, music, and cheer at this fun and festive celebration! The Merry Mixer also features silent auction to support our chapter's commitment to student engagement, scholarship opportunities, and professional development.
What PR professional has not attended a fundraising auction, particularly during the winter season? Benefit auctions are booming and raised more than $110 billion worldwide for charitable causes last year. Fundraising auctioneer Scott Robertson, who raises $20 million annually and some 70 events, will examine the trends and also the myths associated with fundraising events that use auctions. He’ll offer PR professionals tips from timing and logistics and to winning techniques an strategies.
About the speaker:
Scott Robertson, CAI, BAS, is a 20-year veteran auctioneer and principal of Lee County-based Scott Robertson Event Fundraising Consultants/Auctioneers. Serving Florida and the Eastern United States, Robertson is considered one of today’s premier professional benefit auctioneers. A full-time professional Benefit Auctioneer, Robertson annually conducts 60-70 fundraising auctions, raising more than $20 million dollars this past year. He is among an estimated 30 auctioneers nationwide that make fundraising auctions their full time profession. Scott has earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneers Association – a designation earned by fewer than 1 percent of the nation’s auctioneers. For more information visit www.thevoe.com or call (239) 246-2139.
A reminder-- luncheon meetings are now held at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower. No-Shows will be billed.