What is a Benefit/Fundraising Auctioneer?
The goal of a Benefit or Fundraising Auctioneer is to engage an audience, entertain a bit, and extract funds to help support the organization.
Our Level of Involvement – Benefit Auctioneers assist their clients in a lot of ways. Depending on the level of involvement with the organization or non-profit, a Benefit Auctioneer can assist with aspects of consulting leading up to the event, and the auction on event day. Some areas of assistance include:
- Assisting with event’s flow to maximize fundraising
- Selection of items in silent vs. live auctions
- We can help secure trusted commissioned items
- Assisting with added revenue generators (games, activities, etc.)
- Serve as Emcee
- Optimizing live appeal income
- Heighten audience participation
- Bid calling for the event
- Putting more FUN in the fundraising
Assistance with Audience Understanding – We help our clients understand the different types of fundraising for different audiences. For example, an audience necessary for a fire hall fundraiser is different than an audience for a gala, both are necessary, but understanding the difference will make the event more successful.
Hire a Professional Fundraising Auctioneer – When an organization hires a professional Benefit Auctioneer, they are hiring a person with more experience and education specifically directed to helping to raise funds. Whether it is for a small community school, or a national organization, the professional fundraising Auctioneer knows how to bring the event to a higher level of success. Unique elements the professional benefit Auctioneer brings includes:
- The ultimate professional
- Never intimidate or embarrass a guest
- Be prepared for almost anything
- Understand it isn’t about getting as much sold in the time, as raising the most money for the items sold.
A sample list of our clients include:
The Emily Whitehead Foundation, Penn-Mont Academy, Housing Transitions, Trout Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, The Pink Out, Leadership Centre County, The American Cancer Society, The United Way