New Auction Website SecularBackstage.com Raises the Bar and Offers Alternative Approach to Crowdfunding

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SecularBackstage.com is an auction-based website that connects prominent secular leaders with their supporters, followers and fan base.

SecularBackstage.com

SecularBackstage.com is a powerful new tool that anyone can use to submit bids to spend quality time with esteemed authors, speakers, bloggers, organization leaders and activists in the secular community.

Dr. Bo Bennett breaks ground with the launch of his new auction-based website, SecularBackstage.com. While crowdfunding sites are a popular virtual method of “passing the hat” to collect contributions that help power a variety of public causes, personal projects and business ventures, SecularBackstage.com offers something more—a platform for prominent leaders and pioneers in the secular community to receive contributions in exchange for sharing their time with fans and followers who submit winning bids.

SecularBackstage.com is a powerful new tool that anyone can use to submit bids to spend quality time with esteemed authors, speakers, bloggers, organization leaders and activists in the secular community. In addition to connecting secular leaders with those who admire and support their work, each auction also generates contributions for the leader that can subsidize ongoing secular pursuits and projects, supplement their income, or even support their charitable giving. “Sellers” on SecularBackstage.com create an offer of a “private reception”—meeting for lunch, dinner, drinks, coffee, or a walk through the park, for instance—and can set the date, time and other parameters. “Bidders” can visit the site, browse all auctions and begin bidding as soon as an auction is “live” and accepting bids. Both sellers and bidders must register for an account at SecularBackstage.com, from which they can manage and track their own activity on the site.

Secular conferences offer the perfect opportunity for conference presenters to auction some of their time—there will likely be more than a few interested attendees—and conference organizers should take note too. SecularBackstage.com will maintain a comprehensive list of conferences, (which should be helpful to those looking for upcoming secular events), and this could provide a new avenue for attracting attendees. In addition, the site has a “Tweet It” area that makes it easy for eager fans to send a tweet to some of their favorite secular figures, encouraging them to set up an auction.

Bennett’s new auction-based site takes the social media concept of crowdfunding to a new level for the secular community by offering something that provides a more valuable return on investment and a unique opportunity that many would embrace—getting together for a face-to-face conversation with an admired and respected secular leader.

While there are many worthy causes and projects looking for support, SecularBackstage.com is based on Bennett’s unique approach for generating contributions within the secular community. “This is an alternative to the well-known sites that people use to ask for money that will fund a cause, or business or creative endeavor,” says Bennett. “SecularBackstage.com raises the bar, connects leaders from the secular community with their fans and followers, and adds significant value for both parties.”

Sellers and bidders can register now for an account and begin setting up auctions and submitting bids at SecularBackstage.com.

Dr. Bennett is available for interviews and speaking engagements on a variety of topics.

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About Bo Bennett
Bo Bennett has a PhD in social psychology, and is a successful serial entrepreneur and published author. In addition to SecularBackstage.com, Bennett is the creator and host of his podcast series TheDrBoShow.com, and administers several other online projects including a series of online courses in critical thinking, positive humanism, personal achievement and success, and more. For full details on Bo and his current projects, visit http://www.BoBennett.com.

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