Monday, August 19, 2013

We're a Featured Contributor!

Benefit Auctions are a speciality in the business. Fundraising is very different from liquidating surplus assets, or running self-storage auctions. At Schur Success Auction & Appraisal, we have a division dedicated solely to benefit auctions. It's called Schur Success Benefit Auctions!

Benefit auctions require a whole new level of training, and an entirely different approach on how to help your clients achieve financial success. The National Auctioneer's Association (NAA) offers a special designation known as the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS). Shannon and I were in the original class and among the first in the country to earn this coveted designation.

Being a BAS Auctioneer means we have the skills and expertise to help our clients truly understand the many facets of fundraising and fundraising auctions. We serve as consultants, coaches, mentors, and sometimes therapists.

There are dozens and dozens of variables that effect an organization's ability to raise awareness for their cause, and to generate both physical support and financial support. We can help guide them through these factors, and make good decisions that will help them with their bottom line. Ultimately, we strive to make a difference not only for their short-term financial goals, but for the long term of their base of support.

Recently, we were honored to be asked to contribute to a new book for Benefit and Fundraising organizers. The book, "Boost Your Benefit Auction, Ton's of Fundraising Tips From Pro Auctioneers" was published last week. The Editor and lead Author, Jenelle Taylor, is not only a Benefit Auction Guru, but a great friend and fellow auctioneer.

The book features tips and ideas from more than 40 Benefit Auction Professionals.

We received high billing, as we have the second chapter in the book, "Making it Personal". We're even mentioned in the acknowledgments!

Our chapter talks about the power of the personal ask, something that many organizations have relegated to email and social media. There's a technique, and a need to the personal ask, and we go over the details.

If you work with or for a non-profit, or have a non-profit that you support, at some point they will conduct fundraising efforts. This book is a MUST HAVE! If you'd like to donate a copy to your favorite organization, or have one for yourself, let us know.

The cost is $29.95 and the shipping is free. We even offer discounts for purchases of 3 or more books. You can call us at (866) 290-2243, or you can email us at BOOK INFO

We're very proud to be part of this great book. We hope you'll give it a read, and learn from the best in the business.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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