Press Release: Glendale Auctioneer becomes 3rd African American to ever earn Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Designation
5/3/2017 - 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.
Glendale, AZ businessman and auctioneer, Frank Kitchen 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. Less than 1% of Auctioneers in North America (Approximately 250) have acquired the BAS professional designation. Frank is the 3rd African American to ever earn the designation.
Frank is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and a highly sought after Motivational Speaker. He worked with organizations in the United States, Australia and Canada. To date he has spoken to over 500,000 people and helped raise over $4 million as auctioneer or assistant auctioneer.
“My goals as a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist are simple. I want to raise as much money and awareness for the causes the nonprofits I work with are championing. I want be a role model who inspires people of all backgrounds and cultures to join the Auction Industry. I want educate the world about the benefits and opportunities offered by this misunderstood industry.” Frank Kitchen