QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK A POTENTIAL BENEFIT AUCTIONEER How experienced are you in non-profit or school fund-raising auctions? How many fund-raising auctions do you conduct each year? What percentage of your business is fund-raising auctions? Do you have the BAS (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist) professional designation? How would you describe your bid-calling technique? What was one … More Questions you NEED to ask your potential benefit auctioneer.
Sometimes the cost of a professional auctioneer can be daunting. However, a pro will usually make back their fee with just one idea at a pre-planning meeting. If you aren’t getting fresh ideas and consulting from your auctioneer… you need a new auctioneer. Even if you an event planner / consultant working with your group, … More Expect MORE from your Auctioneer
As fundraising auctioneers, we get to work with some amazing non-profit organizations. From time to time we are going to highlight some of those organizations and the amazing work they do. The best part of our job is raising much needed funds for great organizations like: Camp Gallagher. MISSION STATEMENT Camp Gallagher, a place for discovery … More PROFILE #9 – Camp Gallagher
Do you publicize the value of your auction items? This is a topic I have struggled with for years. Should FMV (Fair Market Value) be listed in the catalog or not? MY ANSWER – NO. I don’t think values should be listed on the powerpoint, or in the catalog. The listing of a FMV in … More Do you publicize the value of your auction items?
There two things for certain – people love to getaway and people love to support your cause. One of the best things you can do at your auction is combine those two things. When your guests buy a getaway at an auction they feel great for two reasons: The money they spent for the getaway … More Top Auction Travel Destinations
#1 – Bumper Music It is great to have “bumper” music during your live auction. When the item reader says, “Item #1 is a wine basket.” The DJ can then play 10, or so, seconds of “Red Red Wine.” Music creates emotional reactions for your guests, it may actually inspire higher bidding. #2 – Situational … More Top 5 reasons to hire a DJ for your auction
I recently did a seminar with my friends at Greater Giving. One of the topics we discussed was different committees you need as you plan your auction. CLICK HERE FOR GREATER GIVING’S BLOG ABOUT EVENT COMMITTEE ROLES Thanks to Greater Giving for the descriptions below… for the full article, click the link above. Event … More What committees do you need? Here are the Top ideas.
It isn’t always about what happens the night of your event. It is how you are cultivating life-long donors. And how you are using social media, technology and other things to retain donors and get them interested in your cause. I found this article online about the trends of 2018… and even though there are … More 5 Trends That Will Impact Fundraising
Continuing in the series of planning an auction! Yes, you need to start doing things 12 months out! If you missed part 1 & 2, you can click on the link below! TIMELINE 5-7 MONTHS Time for everyone on the committee to know their role, and for committee leaders to start developing plans and … More PLANNING TIMELINE (Part 3)
January 21 – 2016 I am teaming up with Greater Giving for a seminar to MAKE EVERYTHING COUNT! REGISTER HERE: http://blog.greatergiving.com/event/fundraising-seminar-tacoma-wa/ How can you reduce your fundraising stress while maximizing auction returns? This seminar will teach you how to enhance what you are already doing for your auction, avoid operational pitfalls, and streamline processes for maximum … More Making Everything Count