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BIG BOARD AUCTION – CHARITY AUCTIONEER ANDREW BOST

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.

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!

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.
Emma Rogers
Emma Rogers
Andrew Bost is amazing at his job. I hosted an event for my sorority recently and one of the highest praises I have received about the event is how amazing our auctioneer was. Andrew is a professional and truly the best at what he does. I cannot recommend him enough.
Ruben Jauregui, Jr.
Ruben Jauregui, Jr.
Andrew Bost is an exceptional auctioneer, and it was a pleasure to have him at our gala for the second year in a row. His professionalism and creativity really shone, making our event a resounding success. Not only is he a fundraising wizard, but his entertaining style keeps our guests engaged and excited. Andrew's contribution has helped us raise more money each year, and our guests always rave about his charismatic presence. If you're searching for an auctioneer who can truly elevate your event and help you achieve your fundraising goals, look no further than Andrew. We highly recommend him for his outstanding work. Thank you, Andrew, for being an integral part of our success, and we look forward to working with you again in the future!
Britney DSI
Britney DSI
We hired Andrew for a Black Tie Gala and Auction. He was great! We exceeded our goal and everyone had a great time!
Greg Shrader
Greg Shrader
Andrew always does an excellent job maximizing returns without being overbearing. Highly recommended!
Kay Lange
Kay Lange
Andrew was fabulous for our auction and black tie event! He was so helpful in helping us plan the auction with helpful guidance and brilliant insights form his years of experience. Our goal was to raise $50,000.00 for Smile Outreach International, we ended up raising $230,000.00! We truly believe it was to how fun, playful, and professional Andrew made the entire auction evening! We cannot recommend working with him enough, he was the key to our successful evening!

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.