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BIG BOARD AUCTION – CHARITY AUCTIONEER ANDREW BOST

Your auction item acquisition committee has done a stellar job of getting lots of great fundraising items from donors from Dallas to San Antonio- but what to do with them all? It’s a great problem for a charity fundraiser to have, and the Big Board Auction is part of the solution.

Big Board charity auction items are the ten or twenty auction items that are too valuable for the Silent Auction, but not high-end enough to take the coveted few spots in the Live Auction. You would hate to see that weekend beach getaway sit quiet and unnoticed in the silent auction, so put it on the Big Board!

WHAT ARE BIG BOARD AUCTIONS?

Picture a big dry erase board with the title of each auction item, the current high bid and high bidder’s bid number. While guests are bidding on silent auction items and having cocktails when they first arrive, two or three volunteers are manning the Big Board, telling people about the items and encouraging them to place the next bid. It’s simply a way of giving extra attention to a selection of items. You’ll need to provide your volunteers with a mic and speakers, of course, since they’ll be promoting the fundraising items over the noise of a cocktail party. Their job is to talk about the items and encourage guests to place bids. Guests tell their bids to a volunteer and the volunteer writes them on the Big Board.

The best way to end Big Board bidding is to close each item with live bid calling. Each item only takes a few seconds to close. Either a volunteer or your Live Auctioneer can close out the bidding, depending on whether the Big Board closes before or after the Live Auction. Ask Benefit Auctioneer Andrew Bost which way works better for your Texas fundraising event!

SUCCESSFUL EVENTS

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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AVERAGE REVENUE INCREASE

More than 2x AVERAGE INCREASE IN LIVE AUCTION AND PADDLES UP REVENUE OVER PREVIOUS AUCTIONEER, SINCE 2007.

Desma Deitz
Desma Deitz
Andrew was a pro from start to finish. He took the time to understand what was unique about our event and took it all to the next level. Not only did we surpass our fundraising goal, but our guests rated the paddles up and live auction portions of the evening as exceptional. Highly recommend working with Andrew if you can.
Joy Hamann
Joy Hamann
Andrew Bost is an exceptional auctioneer with years of experience who knows how to captivate a crowd and make the most of your auction items and packages. He is fun, engaging, and creative, and Andrew has helped us take our event to the next level. He comes prepared but is also able to easily change on the fly if needed. Andrew will go above and beyond to help your event be successful!
Reagan Ward
Reagan Ward
We used Andrew and his team for a recent Gala fundraiser, and he was fantastic! We have had nothing but positive feedback from our event guests. I was most impressed with his insight and flexibility. We have some unusual circumstances with group bidding, and he was able to perfectly read the room and give each Live Auction item the perfect amount of time to maximize its potential!
Monica Morales
Monica Morales
Andrew is an outstanding auctioneer. Working with Andrew was a pleasure; he was professional, engaging, and brought a fun energy to our event. His expertise and charm not only entertained the audience but also played a key role in helping us crush our fundraising goal. I highly recommend Andrew to anyone seeking a top-notch auctioneer for their event.
Courtney Waldren
Courtney Waldren
Andrew helped us surpass our fundraising goals. His attention to details and strategic planning lead us to raise record amounts of money. He was thorough, professional and passionate. If you have the opportunity to hire him -- DO IT IMMEDIATELY! His enthusiasm and story telling were game-changers during our dedicated give. We'll absolutely hire him again. 10 stars!
Paula Hundl
Paula Hundl
Absolute perfection! He made our event spectacular with amazing fundraising results!!
Lila Weatherly
Lila Weatherly
Andrew Bost has been the auctioneer for our event for many years now, and always helps make the live auction portion of our program a huge success. He builds a special rapport with the audience and always keeps folks inspired with the true mission behind it all! He takes the time to meet with our team and learn each auction package inside and out so that he can expertly promote it on stage with poise and professionalism. We always hear great feedback about Andrew and his team from our guests after the event!
Deborah Omowale Jarmon
Deborah Omowale Jarmon
We hired Andrew Bost for our very first live auction at our very first gala. When you hire Andrew, you hire a consultant that will assist you every step of the way. He is patient, professional and a gifted fundraiser. We surpassed our goal thanks to Andrew. We will use him again and again!
Jamie Sauer
Jamie Sauer
Andrew is incredible at what he does! We've worked with him for more than a decade, and hope to continue to have the opportunity to work with him for future events. He has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars at our annual gala and has helped guide us in methods to help us exceed our goal each time.
Morgan Ilika
Morgan Ilika
Andrew did an amazing job on our benefit auction! Great stage presence and interaction with the attendees.

ANDREW BOST BENEFIT AUCTIONS

(512) 659-0617
andrew@BostBenefitAuctions.com
Based in Austin, TX
TX LICENSE: # 16251

109% AVERAGE INCREASE IN LIVE AUCTION AND PADDLES UP REVENUE OVER PREVIOUS AUCTIONEER, SINCE 2007.