Answers for Fundraising Auction Success
Q. A well known TV personality has offered to conduct our live auction for free. Won’t this save us the cost of hiring a professional charity auctioneer?
A: Although celebrities and TV personalities are experienced public speakers, they are not trained and experienced in properly conducting fundraising auctions. Skilled charity auction professionals know the subtle nuances of human behavior and crowd dynamics. A trained and experienced fundraising auctioneer will get the highest bids possible and will easily return multiples of your investment.
Q: We've never hired a professional auctioneer and are concerned about the cost. Can we afford to hire a professional?
A: You can’t afford to leave one of your biggest revenue sources in the hands of an amateur. A professional charity auctioneer can yield hefty returns. With expert pre-event consultation, a fundraising auction professional provides expert guidance that pays dividends long before they pick up a microphone. Experienced charity auction professionals are “money in the bank”. Hiring our firm can be viewed as investment rather than an expenditure.
Q: I’m worried about getting quality items to sell in our live and silent auction. Can your firm provide assistance with procuring items for our event?
A: Strategic Auction Alliance offers consulting services and consignment items for your event. Nonprofits are often surprised by the high quality donations that are available from willing donors. With planning and professional guidance, nonprofits can secure great items. Many great donations can come from properly approaching your network of contacts.
Q: Do we have to utilize all of your services? Can you provide consulting and bid calling only?
A: Although many clients utilize our full service package, our services are available on an individual basis. We provide only the services that you require.
Q: Benefit auctions sound like a great way to raise money. How can we get some more information about a benefit auction or benefit auctioneer?
A: Strategic Auction Alliance is service-oriented and easy to talk to. For an informative, no hassle consultation call 877-426-8175, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.