Whether you are considering a virtual or in-person event, Gayle takes the time to get to know your organization’s and donors’ needs, make you aware of the pros and cons of different approaches, and tailors every step of the event planning process so that your organization puts its best foot forward on the big day.
Gayle is one of a small number of people nationally who hold the Benefit Auction Specialist certification from the National Auctioneers Association, and she is also a Certified Auctioneer Institute professional. Because of her strong benefit auctioneer background, her clients have a greater choice of fundraising options to consider.
Gayle and FUNauctions have delivered consistent and outstanding results for clients since 2005. Please see our wonderful customer testimonials to see for yourself the extraordinary expertise that FUNauctions can bring to your event
As a professional auctioneer, Gayle Stallings has an engaging and elegant style and she has the ability to connect powerfully with your audience. She will promote your organization and its mission, as though it were her own and through her lens of having served as a nonprofit organization leader. She is a master of the art and science behind auctioneering to motivate and inspire the highest bidding to set new fundraising records. See Gayle in action on the Event Gallery page!
Unlimited Pre-Auction Consulting
As one of the rare auctioneers who offers customized pre-auction consulting, Gayle will cover every topic from A to Z. She will work with you to discuss the event-planning process before, during and after your event. She will conduct a venue site visit prior to your event date and provide detailed preparation so there are no surprises on the big night.
Record-breaking Fund-A-Need / Paddles Up
Gayle Stallings and the FUNauctions team doesn’t leave money in the room, especially with the Fund-A-Need (FAN). We have ways to make sure we help you raise more money and receive more donations than ever before for your organization. By setting new fundraising records for organizations, FUNauctions has established its reputation and is asked to return year after year. Check out our testimonials about some record setting events.
Silent Auction Strategy
During the pre-auction consulting process, Gayle Stallings advises clients on how many items to include in the auction, the types of items most likely to appeal to the audience and generate a bidding frenzy, the best time to close bidding on silent auction items, and how to develop a strong list of supporters for the silent auction.
On the night of the event, Gayle Stallings will bring her passion and energy to talk up the silent auction, Big Board or Super Silent Auctions. Gayle helps the organization receive the most for each item during these “mini-live” auctions and ensures a smooth transition from one auction event to the next. These “mini-live” auctions have a certain time limit on them where people write down or verbally give their bid amount. Gayle will work with you to determine the right strategy for your event.
Games / Raffle Giveaways
Before the start of a live auction, Gayle Stallings provides interactive games such as “Heads or Tails”, dessert auctions or centerpiece auctions to engage the whole audience. These are fun ways to announce the winner of a raffle giveaway and build momentum for the upcoming live auction.
Assistant Floor Auctioneers
Gayle Stallings will bring the FUNauctions professional team of assistant floor auctioneers to the event. This is optional but strongly encouraged. A professional team will bring more money than a stand-alone auctioneer. Her team will work with your organizations’ volunteers to utilize their energy and support at the event.
Training of Volunteers
Whether the night of the event or a rehearsal the week before, the FUNauctions team will train your organization’s volunteer bid spotters and bid clerks to be sure they understand their roles and responsibilities to create a fun and successful event. We understand the importance of your volunteers and their commitment to your organization’s success. We will make sure they know that their time and talents are greatly appreciated!
Large or Small Events
Are you planning a large extravagant event or a small event? Either way, the FUNauctions team would love to support your event. From large international organizations to private schools, we have a breadth of experience raising money for large and small events. So whether you are raising $25,000 or $1 million dollars we can support you and the mission of your organization.
Dressing for Your Theme
Want to create a truly memorable and magical event? How about an event with a theme? Gayle and the FUNauctions team will bring their creative passion, enthusiasm and experience to make your vision a reality. Gayle and her team have dressed up in themes that include the Roaring 20s, 50s, 60s, Super Heroes, Hawaiian Nights, Surreal Fantasy, Magic, Western, black-tie, cocktail, and business attire.