Special Events for Orlando Conferences & Conventions

Case Study: Scholarship Fundraising Event
No Time? No Staff? No Experience? – NO Problem!

Check Out IPMI’s
1st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
38th Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida

Do you want to have a Scholarship Fundraiser at your annual conference or convention? But think… No Time? No Staff? No Experience? – NO Problem!

We know how much time, planning and effort goes into making a successful conference. Your staff is working overtime getting ticket sales, vendor & exhibitor space filled, and rounding up big sponsors to pay for all the hotel and convention site up-front deposits and costs.

Trying to round up items for a fundraiser can also be a logistics nightmare if you need to make gift baskets and transport your gifts from across the country. Shipping, handling, and potential damages almost makes it futile to even begin. But there is a simple solution – Best Fundraising Partner that can do it all for you. All you have to do is contact us.

No Time? No Problem!

Receptions are the perfect opportunity for a fundraiser. As you can see in the IPMI conference event below, they held their fundraiser during the reception before their awards dinner, so their was no scheduling problems. Members networked and bid on the auction items, and after the dinner, the winners picked up and paid for their items. It’s that easy!

What to expect when you contact us.

Custom Tailored to Your Audience. Because every conference or convention event is different, we will ask you simple questions to get a feel of your guests, industry, location of your event, dates, and what you want to accomplish. This doesn’t take long, but it important for the ultimate success of your fundraiser. Once we have a handle of what we need to do to accomplish your goals, we go to work for you. In summary, contact us, a few phone calls, a simple agreement, and we do the rest for you. We make it simple and easy.

The No Cost Central Florida Solution

Is Your Conference coming to Disney, Orlando, Tampa, Daytona area? Super! There are NO Upfront Travel Costs because our warehouse is locally based. We do it all so you can focus on making the rest of your event successful.

What to expect at your (NO hassle – NO work) fundraiser

While you focus on running your conference, we quietly come in and set up a fabulous silent auction fundraiser in the reception area (typically in the foyer outside your awards banquet room). When your members & guests come to the reception to meet, mingle and network, they have the opportunity to support your Scholarship or worthy cause at the silent auction tables. After your awards dinner is over, they pay and pick up their winning items. The best part for you, is that you don’t need to do anything but have a good time. We do all the work. A couple days later, you are sent a check along with a detail breakdown of all your winning items.

  • We do all the HARD  work for you.

  • We provide all the items so you and your staff can focus on your main priorities

  • We set up and staff the fundraiser, so you can socialize with your attendees.

  • We make it simple and easy to implement.

  • You will look good and your attendees will have a good time.

Want to Raise More Dollar$?

Ask about our Signature Sponsorship Program that is designed to attract corporate and vendor sponsors to dramatically increase the dollars raised for your cause because there are attractive long term benefits built in for the sponsors and you!

If you want your next event to shine or to find out more:

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Check Out IPMI’s 1st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

1st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser – Orlando Conference

“We’d never had a ‘silent auction’ before. You walked us through every step in the pre-planning so we had a complete understanding of how everything would work. Then you and your staff provided a flawless event! The variety & quality of items was beyond our expectation & beyond outstanding! Our guests were amazed.

As a result we had a very successful first-time event.

I want to thank you for the fabulous job you & your team did for the IPMI. I will be very happy to work with you again.”

President, IPMI

Read What Other Say: How We Helped Them

Tripled Our Revenue …

Thank you so much for working with us on our fundraising event. .. I wanted to let you know that we more than tripled our revenue from the silent auction because of working with you.

Professionalism, Attention to Detail, High Level of Customer Service

I appreciate your professionalism, your attention to detail and high level of customer service that both you and Jan provided to our guests.

You Know What Sells

Your eye for what would sell to our crowd was impeccable and I believe was the main contributor to the tripling of the auction revenue.

Easy Turn Key Auction

You made everything so easy for us by providing a turn key auction. Thank you!

Big Difference In Our Event

Thank you again. You made a big difference in our event, in a time when fundraising is a challenge.

Director, Leadership Initiatives, United Way of Tampa Bay

From Skeptic to Fan

Having been involved with Special Events at the Central Florida Zoo for ten years, I have had many calls from outside sources who suggest their intent is to assist in our fund raising efforts. Some have been effective, some not.

Largest Gala

I have been the Staff Chairperson for our largest gala, Black Tie on the Wild Side, for six years. This event features a cocktail hour, raffle, silent auction and dinner and dancing.

Increasing Difficulty to Procurement of Quality Auctions

Over the course of the years, procurement of auction items of quality has become increasing difficult. Two years ago, I received a call from Dennis Benda at Art a la Carte. Dennis explained that he could supplement our auction items with an eclectic selection of paintings, jewelry, handbags, sculptures and one-of-a-kind ceramic tiles. I set an appointment to view the goods at the Longwood warehouse.

Very Impressed with the Auction Item Selection

We were very impressed with the selection and decided on the number of pieces for our auction.

I have Never Encountered a Company that Provides Such Complete Services

Not only does Art a La Carte provide the pieces the expert staff set up, breaks down, and work the entire event. I have never encountered another company that provides such complete service.

Can’t Imagine Doing a Gala without Art a la Carte on Board.

We are approaching our 3rd Gala with Art a la Carte on board, and I cannot imagine doing it without them.

Increased Revenues

The addition of the Art a La Carte items has translated to increased revenues and that is the name of the 501 © 3 game.

Relationship of Trust – Experience – Leave the Item Decisions to Them

We have built a relationship of trust Art a la Carte and I leave the decisions on what items to bring to the Art a La Carte crew. They have the experience and never repeat an item.

Great to have One Less Thing to Worry About

When event time arrives, it is so great to have one less thing about which to worry.

Encourage Anyone to Partner with Art a la Carte

If anyone is questioning (doing) a partnership with Art a la Carte, I would encourage it.

Director of Guest Services, Central Florida Zoological Park

I Used to Cringe and Dread All the Work & Time Involved in a Silent Auction

Whenever anyone mentioned “Silent Auction” I would cringe and dread all the work and time that I knew would be involved. That was “BD” – Before Dennis. Dennis Benda & his assistant Jan from Art a La Carte are a God send.

They do It All

They do it all. They set up for the event, provide all the items, collect for all items sold, package them up, and break everything down.

Making Our Lives Here at the Halifax Medical Center Foundation so much Easier

The two of them made our lives here at the Halifax Medical Center Foundation so much easier. We have had 2 fundraisers in the last 2 weeks with Silent Auctions at both and Art a La Carte handled it all. Our attendees were thrilled with the great selection, the professionalism and the expertise this company provides.

Considering a Silent Auction? You Better Call Art a la Carte

If you are considering a Silent Auction and want it to be a success then your next thought should be “I better give Dennis Benda a call at Art a La Carte”. I know you won’t be disappointed, we sure weren’t.

Development Coordinator, Halifax Medical Center Foundation

Embassy of Hope, A Vince Carter Foundation

On behalf of the Embassy of Hope Advisory Board, Vince, and me, we thank you for conducting the silent auction at our most recent fundraiser, the Vince Carter Charity Gala.

Variety of Items & Right Price Range

Your items were varied and appealed to many different people. The price range for your items was also excellent.

Appreciate Your Attention to Details & Thorough Report

We appreciate your attention to detail and the very thorough report sent to our office only four days after the event!

Thrilled that You did All the Work

It was a pleasure to work with you, and the advisory board was thrilled that you did all of the work and the foundation received the profit!

Your efforts will assist us to positively impact the lives of many children and enhance the quality of life for families.

Look Forward to Next Annual Vince Carter Charity Gala.

We look forward to contacting you for our next annual Vince Carter Charity Gala.

(Partnered on 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Galas)

Executive Director, Embassy of Hope, A Vince Carter Foundation

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