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One of the fastest growing areas of the auction business, the benefit auction specialty re q u i res an understanding and appreciation of non-profit fundraising. Professional auctioneers who specialize in fundraising auctions are distinctively skilled and committed to working with non profits. Benefit Auctioneers are dedicated to providing specialized
fundraising auction strategies that advance the mission of the non-profit organization. Professional auctioneers increase non-profit income and net the highest yields on auction items. It’s important for non-profits to provide a fun and entertaining event where they entice guests to feel good about “paying more than the value” for a great cause.
How do you select a professional auctioneer? It’s important to interview potential auctioneers. Ask about experience with fundraising auctions, services provided and fees. View their website, talk with references and if possible attend a benefit auction that he or she is conducting. Organizations will want to select a professional auctioneer who will fit well.
Just because they don’t send you a bill, doesn’t mean it is not costing you money. A bad auctioneer will cost you considerably more in lost revenues than a professional’s fee. Your auction is very likely a major part of your annual fundraising goal. Whether the auction goal is $10,000 or $10,000,000 you can’t afford to get it wrong. The saying is true, “You get what you pay for.” Gambling on the performance, advice and overall effectiveness of someone who dabbles in auctions is risky to say the least. Just because someone is “really charismatic person who knows everyone in the room ” is not always the best approach. Fortunately there are some very good benefit auctioneers who work with non profits everyday and understand your specific need needs. They will be able to help develop an event that your guests and donors look forward to every year.