As someone who works in fundraising it has been a year of learning how to embrace the unknown and work within the boundaries of what we do know. 

CONNECTION DOES HAPPEN IN A VIRTUAL EVENT and not just the internet kind. People FEEL connected to each other when we come together, regardless of the platform, for a common mission.  Virtual events have shown us that connection doesn’t only take place when we all gather together under the same roof. As an auctioneer I have seen what happens in the virtual space when we bring people together when we directly ask people to give from a mission-focused place, in a way that feels inclusive, and that respects and appreciates every gift no matter the amount.  People SHOW UP and they give from the most heart-centered space. And virtual events allow us to do all of that while expanding our reach to people throughout the world. It has been a beautiful thing to witness as organizations hosted fundraising events that included ALL of their supporters, regardless of where they live. 

Humans want to help especially during these challenging and uncertain times. If you are thinking about your 2021 fundraising event please reach out so we can chat about how to leverage virtual events. Yes, it’s true we will eventually move toward in-person events. And yes it’s true we will eventually move toward hybrid events that are part virtual and part in person. But we don’t know when that will be. We don’t know when we will be able to safely gather in larger groups, under one roof. So let’s start the conversation now for spring and fall 2021. Let’s work in partnership to develop your plan A, B, and if necessary, C. 

**I am already booking out through November 2021 so reach out and let’s talk all things fundraising. If I am not the right auctioneer for your organization I will find you someone who is. We are all in this together and together is how we will weather these uncertain and challenging times.  something to get started

Debbie Scheer is a humorist speaker in Denver and she is also an event emcee in Denver as well as across the country. She is also a professional speaker, humorist, emcee, and auctioneer whose mix of heart and humor brings inviting energy to every event she hosts. Her magnetic presence draws in audiences and makes a room come alive with purpose, connection, and laughter. If you are interested in hiring Debbie, please contact her today!