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FUND A NEED – PADDLES UP AUCTIONS

Fund A Need - Charity Auction - Andrew Bost

You’ve gathered six hundred Texas supporters for your Houston fundraiser and have only ten live auction items.  How many people didn’t get to raise their bid paddle successfully?  How much money walked out of the room simply because no one asked for it?

This is where Fund A Need comes in.  Also known as Fund A Cause, Paddles Up, Cash Appeal or any number of other names, the concept is simple:  we’re asking for money.

The whole notion is mortifying to some, but to an experienced Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, Fund A Need is easy, fun and fast.   You don’t get 100% of the donations you don’t ask for.  Make sure your charity auctioneer knows how to ask!

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.

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WHEN TO HAVE A FUND A NEED?

Paddles Up can come before, after, or in the middle of the Live Auction.  The best place for it is where the highest energy is.  With a lot of auction items, even the most entertaining charity auctioneer will have less of the audience’s energy and attention by the end of the charity auction.  With six items or less, Fund A Need works well at the end of items.  With more than six items, it’s better to put it in the middle, right after your best and most expensive item.  Fund a Need is all about excitement and momentum, so put it where those are at their peak.  That said, a recent trend is to have the Paddles Up before the live items even get started.  There are even some events that do away with the auction items altogether, and only use a Fund A Need.  Full-time fundraising auctioneer Andrew Bost can help you decide on the best placement for your Appeal.

How much revenue should you expect from Paddles Up?  If your Austin nonprofit has never used Paddles Up before, you can probably expect at least as much from a direct appeal as from your Live Auction items.  Many organizations bring up to ten times as much.  The bottom line is this:  if you’re not using Fund A Need to it’s maximum potential, you’re leaving tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table!

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL CHARITY AUCTIONEER

Largely due to the detailed planning of Fund A Need appeals, Andrew Bost Benefit Auction first-year clients realize an average increase of 109% of combined Live Auction and Paddles Up revenues.  That’s more than double!

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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

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