Each gala presenter will need a laptop/iPad and a strong wifi/hard-line connection. We will provide the gala “webinar style” platform, no-download needed. Most clients will still want to have their regular gala registration software in place, such as Greater Giving, SchoolAuction.net, Auctria, OneCause, etc., but that is optional.
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Our VLG’s are proving not only be FUN, and SOCIAL, but are proving to be BIG financial success!
The Principal Auctioneer’s Virtual Live Galas (VLG’s) have proven to be not only successful, but are fun, engaging & interactive for guests who are stuck at home. Our client’s guests have expressed so much gratitude to event Chairs for bringing the community together in this time of crisis to do good! It has been so inspiring! Our two recent VLG’s BOTh want to do it again next year! We are not only surpassing last year’s in-person auction & cash appeal in funds raised, but the guests are expressing how they are walking away from the evening feeling uplifted! Plus folks that may live out of town, can easily attend (like grandparents, extended family, alumni, and distant supporters! 🙂 The VLG has proven to be a WIN-WIN!
To help guarantee our auctioneer’s success, and thus your success(!), the Principal Auctioneer team will provide the gala platform, pro Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, all the gear on the auction side, and a professional bid assistant. You just come up with auction items (we can help!), the goals and data for the cash appeal, the speeches or testimonials/videos we need, and a few key volunteers!
Guest/Donor praise for the Principal Auctioneer’s Virtual Live Gala!
Gala Chair’s Testimonials
Amidst school closure notifications, stock market lows, and quarantine precautions, Chad went online and did what he does best, fought for our school, our kids, our parents, and our teachers. With a “virtual full house”, Chad led an auction like never before. He energized the community, he adjusted to the latency issues with ease, and he brought in more funding than last year! It was a joyous and historic moment that couldn’t have been imagined less than a week before. Chad and Carolyn are true Rooftop School family, their commitment to us and their work is indisputable. Chad’s commitment to the public schools is unrelenting, we are forever appreciative for his partnership and advocacy.
I just wanted to send you a HUGE congratulations for a job well done on Sunday night! You absolutely knocked it out of the park! You completely defied my expectations for what the online experience would look like. Chad, you are a freaking rockstar for essentially playing to an empty room and keeping your energy so high. It was strangely even more intimate than being in a large room together even though it was just me in my kitchen! I think you should even think about doing it again like this next year to be followed by an adults-only party for everyone. Is that crazy?!
Thanks for making NSA such a priority through this crazy time. You all are really amazing!!
My husband says the same thing – why bother to ever do an in person auction again? Just do it this way, and then host a dinner for community building with the price of the ticket representative of their share to cover the event. We will have to try it out sometime…
Chad, you rocked the house! I am in awe of you and what you did for NSA! “I drank the juice”, I had already donated and threw down more because of you!
Six Reasons to have a Virtual Live Gala…NOW!!
Frequently Asked Questions
Imagine that LONG list of gala preparations….GONE! All you need to do is to secure Live Auction lots, decide on Fund-a-Need (cash appeal) funds usage and data needed, decide on how many speeches or testimonials or video clips you want, and create your Live Auction slides. A few practice rehearsals are wise, and three essential volunteer positions are recommended. It is also vital to have one or two locations serve as the live “Studio Audience” for the event, to give your VLG energy and pizazz!
Costs are MICROSCOPIC compared to a regular gala! Some costs will be optional, for example some clients like to hire a DJ for extra fun, music and ambiance.