We recently received the following email from a Winspire webinar attendee...
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My board feels that paying $2,500 for a professional, highly-trained benefit auctioneer is out of line, considering a local personality has offered to facilitate the live auction for $250. How should I respond?
Lisa, this is one of the most common concerns we hear from auction organizers across the country, and it's easy to understand why. The number one priority at a fundraising event is to raise money for your cause. When an opportunity to trim costs by 90 percent comes along, you want to consider it!
That said, we've found it's more effective to focus on generating more revenue first - then trim costs where you can.
In today's post we address 5 reasons the auctioneer is not the right place to cut corners, plus tips to hire a qualified benefit auctioneer for free! If you've never partnered with an auctioneer before, you might bookmark this post to discuss with your committee and board.