For the past fifteen years, I have created, produced and managed special fundraising events for nonprofit organizations both in Hawaii and on the Mainland, including producing the First Annual Taste of Honolulu, YWCA Downtown Decadence, YWCA Leader Luncheon, annual meetings, silent and live auctions, jewelry auctions, Challenge4Charity Live Auction, golf tournaments, black-tie dinners, Olympic Weekends and more.
I have hired Joe Teipel a few times and attended many charity fundraisers here in Hawaii featuring a live auction where he was the auctioneer. I was impressed with his professionalism, support team and ability to increase the average bids, number of competing bidders and overall increased net profit. In addition to positively impacting the net profit, and more importantly to me, as the professional fundraiser, participants left the event with an appreciation and enthusiasm for the charity and the event itself, generating long-term goodwill and monetary support from donors.
I was also impressed to learn recently that in addition to being the live auctioneer, he also provides pre-event consulting about auction creation and implementation and provides his clients with a “How To” guide, which includes templates and systems for every aspect of auction special event management.
I recommend hiring Joe Teipel to nonprofits that currently have live auction events as well as those without because he simplifies the event management, lessens stress and anxiety and makes it fun again!"
Kehau Kali, President of HO`IKE ENTERPRISES, LLC
"Thank you so much for doing such a great job at our reception! I didn't get to say that to you that evening, and I apologize. Our guests had a great time and you helped us out big time!!
Have a great weekend and thanks again"
Wendy King & Victor Vega, happy married couple from Honolulu
"On behalf on the Habitat family, I would like to thank you for the excellent you did at our annual luau and auction. It took us a lot of hard work and effort to acquire the items, who better to auction them off than you. Your humor was perfect, and your talents evidently clear by the success of our action.
We look forward to have you showcase and auction off our products for the next luau. Our organizations opinion is that you are by far the most entertaining and skilled auctioneer we have had helped our family.
May you and your ohana experience all of the cheer that the holiday seasons have to offer. Mele Kalikimaka and a Hauoli Makahiki Hou!"
Jeremy Ng, Enterprise Representative from Kaneohe
"Hoorah! Your great manual arrived, just filled with excellent material. We have our action meeting comming up and I have gone through and marked some innovative ideas we may be able to implement. You efforts are so appreciated and we sincerely thank you for sharing your expertise.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!"
Doane & Joe Triggs from North Hawaii Community Hospital
"I think it goes without saying that you were the highlight of the evening. You were able to wake everybody up at the time of the evening when many people are thinking about making quiet exit. I had numerous comments on your segment from all kinds of people. It was our privilege to have had your agreement to help us. My sister was in attendance and she told me today that you kept her husband in stiches all the say. Mahalo for fantastic job of helping us to rise much-needed money for our programs."
Gary Saito from Honolulu Boy Choir
"Thank you so much for supporting the NAMI O'ahu's efforts to 'shine the light' on mental illness by acting as auctioneer at our annual benefit lunch. It was fascinating proceeds more than doubled for the second year in a row, with the live auction contributing significantly to our total.
We are so appreciative that you were able to share your time and talent. Since the live auction was such a highlight of our event this year, we are of course hepeful that you will concider returning in 2004."
Marion Poirier, Executive Director from National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
It was a pleasure meeting you last Saturday at our fundraiser at the Pacific Club. I can't thank you enough for your kokua and willingness to help. Your expertise and experience were very evident and extremely appreciated especially when we, mostly me, were asking you to step in at the last moment to announce or introduce our guests. I was fascinated by your auctioneering style. It was exciting and fun. Mahalo again for aiding us and giving us such a wonderful gift of your talents.
Me ke aloha pumehana,
Gerry Miyamoto, Regent, Daughters of Hawai`