November 17, 2017 A Change (to your Charity Auction Event) Will Do You Good
Does this situation sound familiar? You are a non-profit with the most amazing volunteers who have years of experience hosting your charity auction. They have it down pat and they don’t see any value whatsoever in getting help and advice from a professional benefit auctioneer. So, you’ve heard this one before, right?
Let me ask you a few questions:
How has your fundraising event changed over the years? Are your live auction items the same items year after year? How about the flow of your evening? Does it suggest that fundraising is your top priority as an organization?
Depending on your answers to these questions, you may need to reconsider whether you do or don’t need some help with your fundraising events.
Let’s look at it from the standpoint of your guests. What exactly is their experience? Is it time to implement some new ideas to keep that experience fresh and fun? If so, which new ideas are proven to do that AND raise more money? A Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) can help you with these things.
We were recently talking with a client who shared with us that their school auction was going into their 36th year, and they have a great group of seasoned volunteers running the charity auction. In past years they’d always hired a celebrity auctioneer. But this time, because this is a milestone event for them, they decided to hire a professional. As we talked with this nonprofit I asked where their “pain” areas had been with this event. When they shared this information, it was not a surprise that they struggled with the evening timeline, the logistics of the silent auction closing and the silent auction bid sheets (to prefill the bid amounts or use minimums…that is the question…).
One thing that most impresses me with this group is their openness to making changes and their acceptance of my suggestions for how to do that.
If you are willing to grow your event and make it a great experience for your guests every year, you need to consider a benefit auctioneer specialist who can help you with you fundraising event planning.
Contact C King Benefit Auctions today and let us bring you some fresh ideas that will help raise more money at your next charity auction.
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