►Your Auctioneer’s Education
June 27, 2012 - Author: Jenelle Taylor, CAI BAS
Today I shared a link with the elite auctioneer alumni from my BOOTCAMP for Benefit Auctioneers course. I keep in close contact with this group of professionals via a private Facebook group just for them. We share what’s working across the country at fundraisers and share our favorite techniques.
This morning I reminded them about the upcoming continuing education opportunity known as the 3rd Annual Benefit Auction Summit.
I was a presenter at the first Summit in 2010 in San Antonio, so I did interactive activities to put those auctioneers into your shoes as the non-profit liaison.
I asked them to imagine that – in addition to your regular full-time job – you’ve been put in charge of a black-tie event for 400 people, and if the event doesn’t net $100,000 you could lose your job.
Then I asked them…
Categories: Auctioneers, Consulting
What the “free” auctioneer will cost you
June 22, 2012 - Author: Jenelle Taylor, CAI BAS
A Development Director said via e-mail this week:
Due to a very tight budget, the committee is searching for an auctioneer that will donate their time for this event.
As a full-time fundraiser for the past 10 years, I understand completely about tight budgets and wanting to limit expenses. In fact, I daresay I understand this better than most auctioneers in the country, for two reasons:
1. First, the GALA GAL motto is “We teach charities how to raise more money and keep 100%.” In fact, nearly 75% of my clients don’t pay anything out of pocket for my services, thus making me “free”. We accomplish this (more…)
Categories: Auctioneers, Buyer's Premium, Consulting, Live Auctions