Some galas are so special, they deserve TWO benefit auctioneers.
If your gala auction is ready for something new, make it a double. To the delight of your audience, we’ll pair an entertaining male and female auctioneer to engage in banter and back-and-forth sales.
Does it work?
At one gala during the depths of the recession, a tag-team approach brought in a record-setting thousands of dollars more. Despite the lowest attendance ever, the nonprofit was saved with a hugely profitable night.
How does it work? It has to do with how we manage both the silent and live.
A tag-team is your secret sauce to greater participation and increased fundraising … and guests love every minute.
The team of benefit auctioneers will work in different ways. Sherry works with several award-winning male auctioneers (see one tag team pairing in the video below) to pull this off.
We perfected this approach in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. If we can persuade greedy special interest lobbyists and cold-blooded politicians to generously donate with a smile, imagine how we can extract donations from your warm-hearted guests.
This approach is reserved for three types of benefit auctions:
- galas of 600+ guests
- smaller events, if guests are big spenders (think galas earning $300k+)
- “180º turn-around” galas. If your auction is on its last leg and this year is either the “make it or end it” gala, this style is appropriate.
If you’re seeking critical financial improvement or just outrageous energy and fun, our tag-team benefit auctioneers fit the bill.