Why Hire a Professional Auctioneer?
#1 Important to your overall fundraising efforts…
Many Non-Profit and Benefit organizations spend a great deal of time planning and preparing for their Annual Galas. Time is taken to find the right venue, caterers and entertainment. Using a Professional Auctioneer is just as important to your overall fundraising efforts as making sure your guests are enjoying the evening.
#3 Will work with you, ensuring a smooth & profitable event…
Most Benefit Auctioneer Specialists (BAS) include time lines, offer suggestions of Live Auction Item order and can help with the evening’s agenda or program. Working with a Professional, BAS Certified auctioneer will attend Committee Meetings and work with the Fundraising Chairperson months prior to the event to ensure a smooth and profitable evening.
#2 Read a crowd, excite the audience & initiate competition..
Local Celebrities, Parents or Friends of the Organization may be tempting to use as the Live Auctioneer; however, it takes more than a strong voice and quick wit to make a good bid caller. Professional Auctioneers are trained on reading a crowd, exciting the audience and initiating a competitive spirit between donors. Setting a fast pace with high energy will create an entertaining part of your overall event, will increase profits and have your donors returning year after year.
#4 On-Line bidding platforms in addition to the Live Auction….
Professional Auctioneers offer special rates for Non-Profit entities and can include: Check-in/Check-out services, Pre-Registration, Professional Ringmen (bid callers) and Clerks to keep the lines short during critical times. Some BAS Certified Auctioneers offer On-Line bidding platforms in addition to the Live Auction Portion of the event.