Our professional charity auction Ringmen are more than just bid-spotters. They are highly trained and entertaining salespeople whose goal is to encourage the bidding not only during the live charity auction, but the silent auction as well. Most benefit auctions see dramatic increases in their revenues with professional Ringmen to assist the charity auctioneer.
Before the live charity auction even begins, our floor staff is busy managing the silent auction items. They have the ability to promote items that are not receiving the attention and the bids that they deserve. The floor staff will ensure that the silent auction runs smoothly and closes correctly. During the live charity auction, professional Ringmen increases the excitement and energizes the crowd.
Their focus is on identifying bidders and encouraging them to increase their bids. They also show their gratitude to the winning bidders. Some nonprofit organizations attempt to do these jobs themselves, forcing their staff and volunteers to be working during the charity auction. When our Ringmen are on the job, the nonprofit’s staff and volunteers no longer have to work and usually start buying at the fundraising auction, increasing the number of bidders.