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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Dec 4, 2018

Auctions are all fun and games until your audience can’t settle down long enough to hear the auctioneer, let alone bid. Although it can be challenging, wrangling guests to produce the best outcomes, financially and socially, is a skill perfected by Dean Crownover, owner of My Benefit Auctioneer.

Dean brings 20 years of experience to his role as show runner/auctioneer for a wide variety of Atlanta-area nonprofit charity auctions. In part one of our conversation, Dean outlines the key elements of a great event, including the prescription for “golden time” and doing the fund-a-need first.



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To take advantage of Dean’s free one-hour consultation, call him at 404-403-9090.


*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(4:55) Chatlanta

(6:15) Get your wiggles out!

(8:00) What the Delta Museum and the College Football Hall of Fame have in common

(9:40) Barflys = deadbeats

(10:45) Money money money

(11:54) Sayonara emcees

(13:15) SHHH vs shhh

(15:57) Feed, then fund-a-need

(22:00) Dean wants a smooth ride

(25:45) I AM the Pry Bar