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Mike GriggAuctioneer Elite Auctions and Fundraising Services
Mike graduated from the prestigious “World Champion College of Auctioneers” and is a published author of the book: “Maximizing Your Charity Event’s Bottom Line.” He began his auction career in 2002 and has participated in several charity, benefit and fundraising auctions as an auctioneer and fundraising consultant. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and completed the Fundraising Auction Academy. Mike served as Past President of the California State Auctioneers Association and current member of the now Western States Auction Association (WSAA), and the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). He has mastered the fund a need and has developed many revenue enhancers to help boost his clients’ proceeds to record breaking numbers.
Mike 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.
Mike knows what it takes to get the attendees to competitively bid and drive the prices up while delivering a clear message about each organizations’ cause. His attention to detail and heart for each organization makes him one of the best in the business. He was the 2004 California State Auctioneers Association Rookie Bid Calling Champion and was crowned the 2009 California State Auctioneer Champion.
Certificate – Beyond Bid Calling
Certificate – Consulting for Benefit Auctioneers