FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Artisan Auctions exists for one purpose.
To solve your virtual event challenges so you can fully fund your mission.
You have questions. We have answers.
Why hire a professional auctioneer when our local news anchor offered to do it for FREE?
Your auction is most likely a substantial part of your annual revenue, and you cannot afford to get it wrong.
Benefit Auctioneer or Commercial Auctioneer? What’s the difference?
Do you offer any kind of a guarantee? We do!
My board is skeptical. What should I tell them?
Let your board know that we believe the most important factor in choosing an auction company is making a fiscally sound decision for the organization.
Our clients choose to come back and work with us year after year because they know that being fiscally sound means choosing the company that yields the highest net growth.
Do you offer a 501(c)(3) Discount?
We work exclusively with 501(c)(3) organizations, and we know how tight event budgets can be.
How far in advance do we need to book Artisan Auctions before our event?
We generally book 9-12 months in advance, and the peak dates on our calendar tend to fill up quickly.
I’m feeling overwhelmed about Procurement and Sponsorships. Can you help?
We can teach your team everything you need to know about strategic procurement and sponsorships.
Approach Major Donors about extra-large gifts with confidence and humor
Lower your event costs and ticket prices by securing event Sponsors
Procure irresistible Auction Items that your guests will be excited to compete over
What is a Special Appeal? Isn’t that the same as a Paddle Raise or a Fund-A-Need?
A well-structured Special Appeal will be the biggest moneymaker of your event, and the best part of all is that an Appeal doesn’t require procuring any auction items. Hooray!!
Do you provide Bid Numbers, or can we just use some index cards and a Sharpie?
Download our free Bid Numbers and Silent Auction Bid Sheets right now by clicking HERE!
Can you recommend some reliable vendors for Catering, Sound, and Venue?
We sure can. We’ve worked with some of the best vendors around, and we’d be happy to connect you with all the Profitable Partners you need to succeed.
We want to have alcohol available for donors to purchase at our event. Are there limits on how much alcohol we’re legally allowed to sell?
Every state is different, so it’s important to check you local laws.
I have more questions. How can I contact you?
Artisan Auctions offers Strategic Auction Planning and Professional Benefit Auctioneers. How much do these services cost?
We tailor your services into a customized Auction Service Package which will vary in price based on several factors including your number of Guests, number of Live Auction packages, your choice of Benefit Auctioneer, and the size of the team required to accomplish your goals.
OUR EXPERTISE & SKILLS
Virtual Fundraising Events
We hosted 56 virtual events in 2020, and our clients have been consistently breaking their own records, even in a pandemic.
We are Professional Fundraising Hosts who know how to connect with your crowd through virtual.
Live Stream Planning
Create a Live Stream program that seamlessly builds generosity in your guests.
Dynamic Support Team
Our dedicated event staff will ensure that your virtual event goes smoothly from start to finish.
Special Appeal Strategy
Harness the power of the biggest moneymaker of them all. 100% profit.
Chat Room Cheerleaders
Warm up your crowd and set the stage for enthusiastic support of your mission.