Becoming a Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) is truly a very special accomplishment in Susan’s life.  There are less than 120 BAS Auctioneers in the World; for a greater understanding of how special this really is:  there are over 3,500 licensed auctioneers in the state of Ohio alone.  Becoming and MAINTAINING a BAS designation is extremely important to Susan and should be to any organization that utilizes an Auctioneer for raising money.  In addition to the BAS degree, Susan holds a college degree in Sales Marketing, which adds to the marketing skills she brings to her clients.

Charity auctions are the fourth-fastest growing specialty segment within the auction industry.  Since 2003, total growth of this auction segment has climbed 21.1%.  Approximately two-thirds of NAA (National Auctioneers Association) members conducted one or more charity auctions in 2007.  Non-profit organizations realize that using a professional Auctioneer for fund-raisers can raise more money, provide greater entertainment, and protect the organization from problems and legal liabilities compared to a non-professional. Please be aware of your state laws that govern live auctions—many including Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky REQUIRE that you use a licensed auctioneer for your live auctions.  Are you using a Benefit Specialist for your fund raising?

Susan's Auction Service

Susan will draw your crowd into the bidding

process with her exceptionally

pleasing and understandable auction chant.

     Benefit Galas

Benefit Galas, which include a Live Auction, are quickly becoming the most popular events to raise funds while having fun.  A carefully planned professional auction brings together the most highly motivated buyers with the packages that are offered. The competitive bidding process gets the fastest, fairest and most efficient sales results.· 
Live Auctions held at a benefit galas grossed over $16.3 Billion in 2008.· 
Live Auctions held at a benefit galas grossed over $17 Billion in 2009.

Snapshot on Charity Auctions

Benefit Auction Specialist

Susan’s Auction Service founded by Susan Johnson, BAS stands apart from other auctioneers, with a track record of having raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations across the tri-state area.  A professional auctioneer specializing in benefit auctions since 2000, Ms. Johnson has vast experience in supporting clients in education, social services, arts, theatre, government, entertainment, health care and volunteer organizations.

Our philosophy is simple: get involved with clients as early in the planning as possible and provide guidance along the way.  A fundraising auction is different from any other type of auction and no two events are ever quite the same.  From our years of experience, we can offer creative solutions to the challenges faced by each event.​
Whether your auction is new or well established, we can help make it more fun and more rewarding.  Since fundraising auctions are all we do, we bring a unique focus and breadth of knowledge to our work. 

To contact Susan’s Auction Service:
Phone: 513-403-6734 | E-mail:

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