The World Has Changed; Has Your Gala?

When:  Feb 2, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CT)
Associated with  AFPKC
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Galas have historically been a major part of fundraising for nonprofits. Over the last few years, the world has established a new “normal” which has required us to make many changes in our lives and professions. As we have evolved the question is: has your gala also evolved?

Join Trisha Brauer of Taking Bids Fundraising as she moderates a discussion with Greg Turcotte with HMXLive, to review how galas have changed forever.

Panelist Information:


Greg Turcotte

 Greg is the Director Client Relations at HMXLive and offices out of the Kansas City Convention Center.  He has developed many lasting relationships in the event industry over the last 18 years.  Greg would love to get to know you and your event needs. Feel free to stop him and ask questions about AV, production, design, or his dog.  



Headshot_Naxy_Dress_Color_-_Trisha_Brauer_-_Editedbw-circle.pngTrisha Brauer

Trisha Brauer is the owner and head auctioneer of Taking Bids Fundraising. She holds a Bachelors degree and an MBA.  She completed her auction training at World Wide College of Auctioneering. She is on the Board for the National Auctioneers Association (NAA), and is a member of state associations for Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. 

In addition to helping nonprofits have record breaking events, she is a professional trainer for the NAA and teaches auctioneers across the country the art of benefit auctions. 

Designations Held:                                       Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS)             Certified Auctioneer Institute Auctioneer (CAI)

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