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Wednesday 3/4/2020

Charlotte Lunch and Learn!

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Hygge Coworking at Camp North End 330 Camp Road Charlotte, NC 28206k

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Wednesday 3/4/2020

Charlotte Lunch and Learn!

Meet your Goals with Seven Super Revenue Streams

Seating is limited, register here 

Lunch Provided by Shonna Splain, Star Insurance, 

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Event Details

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Hygge Coworking at Camp North End 330 Camp Road Charlotte, NC 28206k

Wednesday 3/18/2020

Fayetteville Workshop

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Volta Space 114 Otis F. Jones Parkway, Fayetteville, NC

Event Details

Wednesday 3/18/2020

Fayetteville Workshop

Meet your Goals with Seven Super Revenue Stream

Register here!

Mark your calendars for March 18:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Volta Space in dow...

Event Details

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Volta Space 114 Otis F. Jones Parkway, Fayetteville, NC

Want to host a Fundraising Seminar?


Michael and Carol Parker are nationally recognized experts in non-profit fundraising! Together they have created these Super Fundraising Seminars and workshops to help non-profits raise more! 

Want to host a seminar with Parker Benefits?  Its easy!  Read how to host a seminar below and then contact Parker Benefits, the fundraising  specialists, and lets get started today!

How do you Host a Workshop?


PBA Teaches

Parker Benefits will offer world class instruction on one of our topics and provide a promotional flyer featuring your logo that will make you look good!


You Host!

You host the event by providing a location and refreshments.  Invite your favorite non-profits, schools and charities. Then sit back and take credit for bringing a great program to your community!


Greater Giving Promotes the Event

Parker Benefits' partner, Greater Giving, is a nationally recognized company in non-profit fundraising.  Greater Gibing provides the marketing, online registration and materials that makes us all look good!


Non-Profits Benefit!

Local non-profits attend and take home powerfully new, hot and fresh fundraising information to help serve their communities!!  Together, we will make them look good! 


We all WIN!!

It is a win-win for everyone!!  Pick the seminar you like best, then contact Parker Benefits, the fundraising specialists, and we will get started!  Together, we can make a difference and change lives!

Choose your Super Fundraising Seminar!


One Super Fundraising Strategy: The Most Important Thing in Event Fundraising

That's right, there are LOTS of important things in event fundraising, this is the one that constantly causes the most problems.  Learn the hottest ways to prepare your guests to donate, bid and give at your event - including how to develop the best audience and how to market the event to get the most out of the guests.  After this workshop, you will not longer want to play "hide the ball" in your fundraising mission!  


Two Super Sponsorship Rewards: What Sponsors Really Want!

Sponsorships are a major revenue stream for fundraising events - but do you know what really motivates sponsors?  This workshop focuses on the latest donor based research about what your sponsors really want!  The Parkers will help you learn how YOUR actions impact donor giving.  You will learn the newest ways to cultivate repeat donors, to demonstrate the difference your donors make and how to make sponsors feel truly appreciated.


Three Super Keys to successful Non-Alcohol Events

No, Virginia, you don't have to serve alcohol to have a successful fundraiser!  Parker Benefits has spent 10 years helping non-profits raise more money - and some of our clients have done it without alcohol!  The Parkers will share their tried and tested techniques to help you raise more without alcohol!  


Four Super Benefits of Benefits: Fundraising Beyond the Gala

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Beyond Cash Sponsors: Five Super Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you getting the most out of your Sponsorships?  Broaden your grasp of sponsorships by exploring these five hot sponsorship opportunities with the Parkers!  You will learn 5 new ways, BEYOND CASH, to bring sponsors to your event and elevate your event to the next level!


Six Super Auction Item Ideas

Tired of the same old gift certificates and bird houses at your event?  Learn the six auction package categories AND the order of popularity with event guests!  Learn the law of consignments - the good, the bad and the ugly - and where to find them!  Learn what sells best, what sells worst and then participate in a brainstorming session with the Parkers to put new life into your Gala! 


Meeting your Goals with Seven Super Revenue Streams

This popular seminar helps non-profits set and meet their fundraising goals.  Learn how to "Do the Math" to figure out how to set goals you can meet at your event.  But goals aren't worth the paper they are written on if you can't meet them.  Benefit Auction Specialists are trained to maximize every available revenue stream for your event.  That's why the Parkers will take you through the Seven Event Revenue Streams that will bring revenue to your non-profit and help you reach your goal!


Eight Super Silent Auction Best Practices

Let's face it, Silent Auctions are a lot of work - but a recent study found that guests enjoy the silent auction more than any other revenue stream. This seminar focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of mobile vs. paper bidding and discusses the eight best practices that can rocket your Silent Auction to success!


Nine Super Fund-a-Need Strategies

Fund-a-Need, Special Appeal, Mission Moment, no matter what you call it, this is often the heart of your fundraising event.  But sometimes, guests just don't get it.  This workshop explores 9 hot strategies that will take your ask to new heights, including sweeps, the last hero, favors, matches, fishing and the appeal!  


Ten Super Fundraising Events: Evaluating your Fundraiser

An auction or a dance is not right for every non-profit.  How do you determine what is right for you?  How do you evaluate the success of your event?  Join the Parkers as we evaluate ten different events through the eyes of the seven revenue streams.  Events discussed will be dances, DWTS, Casino Nights, Paddle Raises, Cocktail Parties, Benefit Auction Events, Online Auctions, Golf Tournaments, Runs and Tasting Events - plus - time to discuss YOUR event!  


Eleven Super Questions to Ask your Fundraising Auctioneer

You can read a book about brain surgery, but when it comes time to operate on your child, you might want a professional.  The same is true of fundraising. You can study all the techniques, but when it comes to applying them at your event, you ought to consider a professional.  But how do you pick the best?  Ask the Parkers!  This seminar discusses fundraising training, consulting and gives you 11 questions to ask them to help find the best fundraising partner and ambassador for your non-profit.  


Twelve Super FUNdraising Games

 Games can add fun, excitement, audience participation and revenue to your event.  Parker Benefits specializes in Games and game kits.  Join Michael and Carol to learn 12 great revenue enhancers for your event.  Learn where to find Game Kits, instructions and directions.  Learn the logistics of record keeping and recording sales.  Learn about fundraising management software like Greater Giving that promote a smooth event and heighten your guest's enjoyment.  

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A nationally recognized speaker and frequently rated top presenter, Michael Parker has conducted non profit training and fundraising seminars like Maximizing Sponsorships during the 2019 National Smart Start Conference in Greensboro.


What did those students say?

"This needs to be a featured session in future conferences. Should have 2 or 3 hours at least. He did an AWESOME job. Was easy to understand. And this is a topic that all partnerships have to do to comply with NCPC regulations. Thank you"


"Very informative!! Would love to have a part 2!!" 

"Great session!" 


Compared to what you knew before the conference, to what degree did this session increase your knowledge of the topic covered? 100% of respondents answered "A Lot"

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