Philly Give & Get is a new charity “date” auction that combines professional networking with community engagement.
How did this event come to light? "Back in January, I needed to learn more about SEO, so I posted a message on the Indy Hall Basecamp along the lines of, 'Will trade fancy beers for SEO advice!'" said founder Lansie Sylvia. "Several days later, I was sharing a round of Yards with three SEO experts, and I found out the real answers to my questions...not the vague suggestions some consultants will spout at you, but actual real-world advice from real-world experts." Being a lover of all things non-profit, she started to think of ways to bring together her community for a good cause. Philly Give & get was born as an event to benefit everyone–winning bidders egt to learn a new skill while the money made from the auctioneers goes back to charity.
The inaugural auction will be held during Philly Tech Week 2013 at National Mechanics (22 S 3rd St) on Thursday, April 25th from 7pm-10pm. During a live auction, event attendees will bid on specialized “Auction Lot” prize packages that combine three hours with a Philly-based professional expert and a one-of-a-kind activity.
Auction Lots available at the April 25th event include bowling and beers at North Bowl with Indy Hall co-founder Alex Hillman, behind-the-scenes BalletX rehearsal with online branding expert Alexandra Golazewsa, spending a night at the Philadelphia Theatre Company followed by drinks at Vintage Wine Bar with sustainability guru Becky Collins and much much more.