Jay Fiske

Jay Fiske is the founder of Northwest Benefit Auctions, Inc., and co-founder and CEO of MaestroSoft, Inc., a software company that provides AuctionMaestro Pro and GolfMaestro Pro software for events.  He was the co-host of a weekly radio talk show, “Tee it Up – Golf is Good Business!” which aired on Seattle, WA radio stations KTTH, 770 AM and KNWX 1210 AM, and other affiliate stations around the Northwest for many years.


As a specialist and expert in benefit auctions, Jay has provided auction consulting and auctioning services for organizations from A to Z.  As one of the premier benefit auction consultants in the country, Jay is regularly called upon to train both national organizations and local auction committees in the techniques which increase auction yields while maintaining the fun-filled environment required for a successful benefit auction.


Jay recognizes the importance of entertaining the audience.  Using situational humor in his unique style, he keeps the audience engaged and having fun. “An audience that is tuned in is more likely to participate in the bidding process, and that is why I work so hard at keeping my auctions fast moving, humorous, and spirited,” he says. His energy, wit, and classy style, keeps the audience involved throughout the auction. Often his audiences are surprised at how fast the evening has gone by. Further, his unique style of bid delivery is easy to follow, which the experienced auction attendee appreciates, and keeps the novice auction attendee engaged.


Jay has worked with a wide variety of organizations nationwide, and internationally.  His clients include Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs, public elementary and high schools, athletic booster clubs, and numerous private schools, Chambers of Commerce, and service and social organizations.  In addition, he has extensive experience with organizations such as The March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Canary Foundation, Assistance League, LifeNet Foundation, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, City of Hope, Children’s Hospital Foundations in Seattle, Phoenix, and San Diego, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Jay has worked nationally with several organizations such as the American Heart Association, United Cerebral Palsy Association, National Association of Golf Tournament Directors, NFL Hall of Fame Foundation, and has been a presenter at the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (now AFP) annual meeting, and many local and regional non profit groups.   He is also a regular guest speaker at the Blackbaud, Inc. Conference for Non-Profits, and conducts a monthly Webinar for Blackbaud clients.


He has conducted auctions at the largest American Cancer Society fundraisers in the western states, the Cattle Baron’s Ball.  His client list includes numerous celebrity golf tournaments and events including the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation Gala, ESPN Espy Awards, Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, Don Drysdale Hall of Fame Golf Classic, the Parasol Foundation (Reno, NV) Celebrity Golf Classic, Hilton Head Celebrity Golf Invitational, the Keyshawn Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic, and many more.natutal viagra has no side effect of viagra He also conducts the largest charity auction each year in the Grand Cayman Islands.


In addition to providing auctioning services, Jay spends a good portion of his time working with auction committees as an auction consultant.  By providing ideas on procurement, audience development, decorating, lighting, sound, stage layout, silent and live auction display, and cashiering, he is able to assure the success of the event for his clients.  His clients routinely earn more money from their auctions than they had planned due to the added efficiency gained from implementing Jay’s techniques.  In demand as a guest speaker, Jay also has developed and delivers a full day Auction Workshop for groups around the country.  He is the author of The Benefit Auction Resource Book, and with his wife, Corinne, is the co author of The Big Book of Benefit Auctions (John Wiley & Sons, Pub) which is available wherever books are sold.


Additional information about auction services may be obtained by contacting Northwest Benefit Auctions, Inc. at (425) 688-1110 or (800) 469-6305 or by FAX at (425) 688-0999.  On the Web we are at www.auctionhelp.com   Our e-mail address is: info@auctionhelp.com

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Jay Fiske