Fundraising auctions to benefit a worthy cause
According to recent research by the National Auctioneer’s Association, there are over 150,000 non-profit fundraising auctions held each year in the United States. These events raise money from $10,000 to $1,000,000 to benefit charitable causes.
Our professional benefit auction services can include:
- Registration and checkout services
- Revenue enhancer consultation
- Energetic, hardworking, experienced, results driven, professionally certified benefit auctioneers
Auctioneer Michael Hoffman has earned the prestigious Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneer’s Association.
BENEFIT AUCTION SPECIALIST (BAS)
A professional designation awarded by the NAA Education Institute designed to teach professional auctioneers the planning techniques that create successful benefit auctions. BAS auctioneers learn marketing skills and create a business strategy to build their clientele and profits. In order to be designated with the BAS, auctioneer-scholars are required to complete 21 classroom hours, a detailed written auction summary report, proof of at least six benefit auctions and 24 hours of continuing education every three years. The BAS course covers topics such as the fundraising components of the auction event, item acquisition, audience development, contractual agreements, and public relations. Less than 1% of Auctioneers and benefit auction professionals throughout North America hold the BAS designation.
Auctions make sense.
An auction is a true example of the market economy. Simply put, an auction is a collection of items to be sold to the highest bidder(s).
Research shows that a large number of non-profit organizations including schools, museums, hospitals, churches, service groups and civic groups use auctions as their major source of fundraising.
We believe that a well-organized and orchestrated benefit auction is one of the most efficient methods of raising substantial sums of money while increasing the amount of involvement and commitment among the organization’s membership. People like feeling that they are giving back to their community, and providing them a fun method of doing so benefits everyone involved.
A successful fund raising event begins with PLANNING.
We can assist you from start to finish. Please see the sample benefit auction ideas page for information on various items that can be sold at a benefit auction.
Recipe for Success:
You will have the recipe for success if you combine the ingredients of colleagues and friends banded together to benefit a sponsored institution, an accumulation of unique and special items for sale as well as a crowd-pleasing environment and a qualified auctioneer and you have the recipe for record breaking success.
If you have ever thought about having an Auction to raise money for your organization, you may have felt overwhelmed with the amount of planning or resources that are required to conduct a successful event.
This is where we can help. Our team is experienced and will guide you thru the planning and execution of a successful fundraising Auction. We will work hard utilizing the latest technology and vast resources available to assure that we help you reach your fundraising goals.
Please feel free to contact Michael Hoffman & Associates today at (614) 314-0928 to discuss your specific needs, or with any questions you might have.