Did you realize that, while there are numerous auctioneers, less than 1% of them have chosen to undergo the rigorous process required to receive NAA designation as a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS)? Mike Kinney is committed to bring exceptional experience and professionalism to your fundraiser/benefit auction. Chances are that you have experienced your event not meeting expectations or even seen some sponsors no longer wanting to support you. Mike Kinney brings an energy and interactivity to the audience that always seems to generate greater revenue and produce the most positive memories.
Mike Kinney fundraising venues include: formal and informal charity fundraising galas for 501 (c3) non-profits, formal and informal charity fundraising galas for registered non-profits without 501 (c3) status, formal and informal fundraising events for profit corporations, local charities and private fundraising venues.
A NAA designated Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) has successfully completed multiple charity events and has a motivational passion for the work we do. In some instances, Board Members make the mistake of trying to find the cheapest auctioneer, or even worse, someone who just “wants to try it”, rather than selecting the best professional auctioneer who can potentially make them generate the maximum amount of revenue and not “leave money on the floor.”
Mike Kinney consistently brings the right tools, and expertise, to help you meet your fundraising goals.
Whether you’re selling, or looking to buy, prized property, a highly desirable collectible automobile, or one-of-a-kind treasures, an auction is just the place to make things happen!
While some might view it as complicated and time consuming, a fast-paced auction is one of the most efficient ways of converting your property or assets into immediate cash. In fact, over a quarter-trillion dollars in goods and services are sold at auction every year in the U.S. With the combination of pre-sale marketing and the auctioneer’s chant and/or an attention-grabbing online bidding platform, you could have enthusiastic, attentive buyers aggressively competing to purchase your property.
Mike Kinney brings an excitement to an auction that makes it a special event that draws people again and again. People participate in auctions out of curiosity about what unique or interesting items are for sale. There’s even more curiosity among bidders when it comes to the prices obtained at auction. By talking to auction professionals, sellers and other buyers, auctions can be a great way to learn about real estate, art, autos, furniture and more, sellers and auction professionals. You learn about values, construction of items, collection practices and much more when you participate in an auction.
Mike’s role goes far beyond the speed of the chant. In addition to being a member in good standing of the National Auctioneer Association (NAA), Mike Kinney is also a Certified Professional Ringman. This noteworthy certification requires training, code of ethics, and the professional commitment to bring the best in expertise to your auction.
Do you have an upcoming Gala or Special Event that requires an Emcee, or a strong vocal presence, to ensure event success? Have you ever been to an event where maybe the emcee was boring and monotone, or maybe had too many alcoholic drinks, or was not really informed about your cause or event? Maybe it is time to hire a professional? Maybe it is time to hire Mike Kinney! Whether it is the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills or a high-stakes poker party at a Las Vegas Casino, Mike Kinney comes prepared with a commanding voice and phenomenal energy. His ability to learn about your cause and the important constituents that might be attending, along with being punctual, professional and the ability either to dress formally or casually and still deliver the equal amount of enthusiasm and professionalism sets him apart.
Mike Kinney takes pride in his work and always prepares in advance for your event, he does not “do what everyone else does” – He brings unique branding to your event, and with your assistance can create specific emcee material for your event, while also ensuring attire and etiquette required specific to your event are met.
Do you have the need for speed? Well, Mike Kinney DOES! With a lifelong interest in motorsports, hot rods, custom cars and anything that goes VROOOOOOM, Mike brings that extra horsepower to your motorsports race, car show or similar venue. Well known in the NHRA and NASCAR circles along with automobile manufactures, Mike Kinney brings a wealth of quality experience to delivery your message in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Just because the event might be more casual in nature, Mike still brings a level of professionalism to motorsports events that be viewed by some as going over the top. Mike makes no apologies for his passion, because he wants your patrons to feel relaxed and enjoy the event and that success is delivered with preparation, experience and relationships.