If you aren’t using a professional benefit auctioneer at your fundraising event then you should be! Here is a blog about why you should: Hiring a Professional Fundraising Auctioneer & Consultant? Once you have selected your professional fundraising auctioneer, here are the top 3 things he/she should be doing for you prior to the event […]
Giving in 2015 and involving Millennials
I recently attended a presentation sponsored by the Giving USA FOUNDATION entitled “The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2015”. We were informed that 2015 was a year of steady and strong giving, explaining that the total contributions for 2015 where $373 .25 billion. 88% of the total contributions came from individuals, bequests, and […]
The Ultimate Fundraising Auctioneer
Check out this new “movie trailer” video showcasing Elite Auctions and Fundraising Services. We are so proud to be in this exciting business and LOVE our nonprofits and schools for the good they bring into each community we serve. If you need a professional benefit auctioneer and consultant we would be honored if you considered […]
How important are recorders for your live auction and fund a need?
One of the most important jobs at a fundraising auction event are the recorders. These are the people that are logging in the winning bid amounts and donation amounts from the live auction and fund a need. They will also be the people running the recorder sheets to the check out personnel. Sounds simple right? […]
How many items should we have in our live fundraising auction?
How many live auction items should we have? This is one of the most popular questions asked when planning a fundraising auction event. In a standard “Gala style” event with silent auction, welcome speech, live auction and fund a need there is what’s called a “Golden Hour”. I would suggest that an hour for a […]
How to hire a professional fundraising auctioneer… What should I ask when determining which auctioneer to hire?
DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR AUCTIONEER’S ADVICE WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MONEY AT YOUR EVENT! Hiring a professional auctioneer for your charity, benefit or fundraising event is an essential element to maximizing your organization’s profit. www.elitefundraisingauctions.com Here are some questions that can be asked to determine whether or not the auctioneer is reputable… 1. […]
What You and Your Board Should Consider when Having a Fundraising Auction
I. Evaluation a. What do you hope to accomplish with a fundraising auction? i. Thank donors and volunteers ii. Raise needed funds iii. Increase donor base iv. Increase volunteer base v. Increase community awareness for your cause b. Does your organization have the necessary resources? i. Start-up capital […]
Professional Fundraising Auctioneer VS. Professional Auctioneer
So you’re having a fundraising auction event and you need an auctioneer… one of the board members says: “My uncle is a world champion cattle auctioneer and he is willing to donate his bid calling services.” The rest of the board says that’s spectacular and your event proceeds with a great cattle auctioneer at the […]
Top Ten Biggest Mistakes Made at a Fundraising Auction Event
10. Poor item display and lack of power point slides or video to spotlight items during the auction. 9. Poor lighting 8. Using no or small print bid numbers 7. Not making adequate announcements during silent auction 6. Starting the live auction too late 5. Not enough or no ringmen (bid spotters) 4. Beginning the live […]
Plated Dinner or Buffet at Your Fundraising Auction Event?
Benefit Auctioneer, Mike Grigg with Elite Auctions & Fundraising Services discusses the importance of a plated dinner versus a buffet style dinner at your fundraising auction event. If you must do a buffet use food stations intermixed with your auction items. Try to avoid having a buffet at a fundraising auction event. There is a […]