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July 13, 2018 Look for Lots of Auctioneers in Jacksonville, Florida Next Week!

National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show 2018

Today I am off to Jacksonville, Florida for the National Auctioneers Association’s 69th International Auctioneers Conference & Show. I look forward to this event every year and am always excited to be joining over 1,000 auction professionals from all over the world as we gather for education and networking. Not only does this event allow…

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July 6, 2018 A Long Time Coming

Watch our new video!

For a long time, I’ve wanted to capture on video and share with our prospects just exactly what it is that C King Benefit Auctions does to help nonprofits attain (and exceed!) their fundraising goals. But where do you start? With the help of Caley Newberry of Caley Newberry Photography and Jordan Mahy of Mahy…

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June 29, 2018 How to Sell More Raffle Tickets Than Ever Before at Your Next Charity Auction

How to sell more raffle tickets at your charity auction

Statistics indicate that about 50% of the guests who attend your nonprofit’s fundraising event have the ability to spend up to $350.00 without worrying about paying their utility bills or mortgage. Incorporating raffles and extra revenue generating activities at your next charity auction is a great way to tap into that money and raise additional…

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June 22, 2018 A Special Appeal – What Is It and Do We Want It?

Charity Auction Fund-A-Need

Many non-profits host a live and silent auction in order to raise much needed revenue.  These methods are very popular and profitable but require labor to get the donations, store them, and display them at the event.  In addition, most guests attending a fundraising event know they will spend money in support of the non-profit. …

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June 15, 2018 When You Don’t Want the Hottest Fundraising Event in Town

Keep your donors cool

What is one of the simplest things you can do to make sure your fundraising event is a great one? I’m not talking about selecting the best professional fundraising auctioneer or the best live auction items, although these are very important components to your event. No, I’ve got a nugget to share with you that…

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June 8, 2018 Preventing Unwanted Surprises When Securing Your Fundraising Date and Auctioneer

Secure fundraising event venue and auctioneer early

Today I want to talk about the future. Is your nonprofit organization doing what needs to be done to secure the desired date of your fundraising event?  I’m talking about the ability to schedule your event on the date YOU want, and not the dates that are “left over”. When selecting a fundraising event date,…

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June 1, 2018 What is Your “Free” Auctioneer Costing Your Fundraising Event?

Charity Auctioneer Christie King

Many charitable organizations get a “free” auctioneer to conduct their live auction. This free auctioneer can be an auctioneer who sells cattle, real estate or personal property or even a board member or celebrity, chosen in the name of “saving money”. But I’d like to caution you that there are other costs associated with this…

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May 25, 2018 Don’t Keep Your Silent Auction Winners in the Dark

Silent Auction Winners Display

How often have you facilitated a fundraising event and had winners of silent auction items leave without paying for said items? It happens all of the time.  Why do you think this is the case? Most often, it’s not because the winning bidder chose to skip out without the item. This usually happens when the…

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