First off, if you are having a fundraising auction event you should definitely retain a professional benefit auctioneer that is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, their state auction association (California’s is the Western States Auction Association), and better yet has the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation as well. With that out of the […]
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Why are Silent Auctions dwindling at Fundraisers?
We are noticing more and more nonprofits eliminating their silent auctions from their key fundraising auction events. When we ask what the reasons are, these are the most common remarks: 1. “They require too much work and manpower.” 2. “We don’t raise that much money with the silent auction.” 3. “We don’t have enough volunteers […]
Wine Auction for Your Fundraiser
Wine is one of the most popular items to sell at fundraising benefit auction events. Remember to check your state laws regarding selling wine at fundraisers as some states have laws prohibiting it and others have none at all (another great reason to have a professional benefit auctioneer handle your auction). There are many ways […]
What Most People Don’t Know about Working with a Great Benefit Auctioneer
A great benefit auctioneer is involved in the planning months in advance. Most people that attend fundraising events see an auctioneer up on stage chanting away to raise funds for a great cause, and it appears to be seamless for a good benefit auctioneer. What they don’t see are the countless hours in consultation and […]
How should volunteers be utilized at my Fundraising Auction Event?
Volunteers are an extremely important part of your fundraising event!! Here are a list of “jobs” that your volunteers need to be placed in for optimal success from Mike Grigg at Elite Auctions & Fundraising Services: Live auction and fund a need recorders. We recommend that you utilize three volunteers in this position to eliminate […]
Checking In and Out Guests at a Fundraising Auction Event & Where Guests should be Seated
When guests arrive at your event make the check in process simple by dividing them alphabetically by last name or company name in about five to seven different check in areas. This will help cut down on long lines and crowd size. I highly recommend collecting credit card numbers upfront at check in and assigning […]
Fundraising Auction Seminar in Bakersfield, CA
Financial stress is a given for Nonprofits.Our record-breaking fundraising ideas and customized strategies are the key to your organization’s success. Meet Mike Grigg – the solution to your professional auction needs Bakersfield Seminar: Skyrocket Your Fundraising Auction Revenue!! When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12 noon Where: Bakersfield Assoc. of Realtors […]