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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:50 am 
How do you get the majority of your benefit and charity auction business?
Most of mine comes from satisfied client referrals,word of mouth.
Some from calling target clients direct and convincing them that a live auction fundraiser will make them much more money than just having a silent auction or other fundraiser.
A few from my web site.
Any new and creative ideas?
George


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:00 am 
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Hi George,

I just replied to your other post. Once again, I'm truly proud of you. You have come a long way.

Give me a call and I will share a few industry secrets with you, but not here. Sorry folks.

Here are a couple of public tips:
1. Create your own fundraising auction, and designate your beneficiaries.
2. Promote, promote, promote.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:20 am 
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AW... Come on Tom... Share
That's what this is all about...
That's also one of the reasons I quit the NAA... no one would share any worthwhile information, as they are apparently afraid of a little competition. But if you build your business on your own reputation, your customers are going to call you anyway. So, it really doesn't matter if someone tries to copy some of your "secrets"... that's just a form of flattery and then you can tell everyone that YOU were the one that came up with the ideas that "Others Only Try To Copy".

Jim

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:23 am 
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Go to Google, http://blogsearch.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wb search for benefit auction. Call the charities. If they can't use you this year, perhaps next year.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:45 pm 
Mike,
Good idea,I went to that link and then used the key words for my area to have e-mail alerts sent to me every time they mention the words like Missoula Fundraisers etc. I have already recieved three good leads.
Thanks again.
George


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:20 pm 
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Tom-

That is great... never thought about conducting my own fundraising auction.

Darron

PS- I don't know who is afraid of competition in NAA. I love competition- it makes me stronger. If I lose a job to someone it makes me step back and regroup and figure why I missed out. My thoughts, though.

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Not for profit auctions I do 10 a yr that for Maine are big sales however i do them free and never thought of charging and making a business out of this. However i have auctioneer friends on the west coast that charge huge miney for this service the antique end of the business is not as it was am i making a huge mistake???

PAUL ARSENAULT
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:29 am 
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PAUL ARSENAULT wrote:
Not for profit auctions I do 10 a yr that for Maine are big sales however i do them free and never thought of charging and making a business out of this. However i have auctioneer friends on the west coast that charge huge miney for this service the antique end of the business is not as it was am i making a huge mistake???

PAUL ARSENAULT
MAINE


Its very nice of you and your family to allow you to work for free. You are correct that many people earn there living as a chairity auctioneer to support there family. I am not sure we should be taking work aways from them.

http://www.hotauctioneering.com

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:21 am 
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Amen Kevin!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:10 pm 
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The charity auctions I do are for local groups or groups that I would otherwise be donating money to. Free advertisement (by performing the auction) to my most likely customers is worth the 2-3 hours I spend, it's a good investment for me. That is for show up and sell type scenarios. I wouldn't want to plan or coordinate an auction for free.


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