Ann Whitaker and Champion Fundraiser has “gone the extra mile” to offer the highest level of professionalism and the most up-to-date information by earning the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation. Offered through the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute, the BAS course covers topics such as the fundraising components of the auction event, item acquisition, audience development, contractual agreements, and public relations. Less than 1% of Auctioneers throughout North America hold the BAS designation.
Auctioneer Earns Benefit Auction Specialist Designation
2/21/18 – With over $335 billion raised worldwide through charity-benefit auctions in 2013, more and more non-profits and charities are turning to professional auctioneers to help them raise donations in support of their causes. Charities average 30% to 40% greater proceeds when they engage a professional benefit auctioneer for their event.
Ames business and auctioneer, Ann Whitaker, recently earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation. The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute coordinates the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation program. The BAS program trains auctioneers to enhance their benefit auction services. Coursework focuses on the fundraising components of the benefit auction event, item acquisition, audience development, contractual agreements, and public relations. A newly developed designation, there are less than 200 auctioneers across the country who have acquired the BAS professional designation.
Whitaker has been a licensed auctioneer since 2008 and is a member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. Champion Fundraiser is the only Iowa Company that specializes in fundraising. To learn more Champion Fundraiser visit www.Championfundraiser.com. For additional information on the auction industry and its professional designations visit www.auctioneers.org.