McCurdy Auction is honored to be part of over 50 benefit auction events annually. We feel our auctioneering talents are among our many blessings and we take great pride in offering our services to many charitable organizations in the Wichita community. We enjoy utilizing our talents to raise funds for such worthy causes. As we continue to grow the number of organizations we assist; we invest in higher levels of fundraising education, allowing us to offer an expanded scope of services.
Megan McCurdy Niedens leads our benefit auction division and is among less than 200 auctioneers worldwide who have obtained the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneers Association, which allows us to better serve your organization. See below for additional information on the BAS designation
Whether your fundraising event is large and formal or small and casual, new or established, our auction team can be of value to maximize your contributions and audience participation, resulting in raising every possible dollar for your organization.
Over the last 30 years we’ve assisted in raising over $36,430,000.00 for organizations in the Wichita community and we’re excited to assist you in your next event.
What is a BAS – Benefit Auctioneer Specialist?
The National Auctioneers Association’s Education Institute designed this program to be advanced training in planning and conducting successful benefit auctions. BAS students are taught how to aid clients in coordinating a well-planned auction, market the auction and create a fun and exciting event that generates more revenue for clients. The curriculum for this course covers planning techniques that create successful benefit auctions including fundraising components of item acquisition, audience development, committee development and many other factors that contribute to the success of the event. Designees must complete a 24 classroom hours, pas a final exam and submit an auction summary. Designees must also obtain 24-hour of continuing education every three years.