About Gavelo

**COVID-19 Update** Gavelo Auctions, LLC is closely monitoring the Washington State and CDC guidelines for safety during the Covid-19 global pandemic. As such, Gavelo has worked with many clients to move to virtual fundraisers and hybrid fundraisers to meet supporters and donors where they are most comfortable. Since the start of the pandemic, we have helped nearly 40 organizations (and counting) raise more than $6,000,000 through virtual fundraisers. Live in-person fundraisers are also an option, so let us know what your challenge is and we will work with you to create a fundraising experience that feels appropriate for your situation and constituents.


Gavelo offers strategic fundraising consulting, professional fundraising auctioneer services, virtual fundraising event planning and hosting services and emcee/event host services. Expertise includes strategic benefit and charity auction consultation, spirited and engaging live auctioneer performances, virtual fundraising events, virtual fundraising auctions, donor retention, emcee and event hosting, and marketing and communication services.



Meet Fundraising Auctioneer Nelson Jay


Nelson Jay, BAS is the principal fundraising auctioneer and owner of Gavelo Auctions. Mr. Jay is licensed and bonded as a professional auctioneer and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and holds the NAA Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation.


Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Nelson is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and the University of Washington. While brand building for a Seattle brewing pioneer during the heady days of the craft-beer revolution, Nelson developed a passion for producing rousing consumer-engagement events as he worked both behind the scenes and behind the microphone to deliver unique and memorable guest experiences that built brand loyalty and increased sales.


Over the years Nelson has helped produce events that engage audiences, connect people with brands and raise millions of dollars for charities, schools and other organizations.



The Gavelo Auctions Philosophy


Every event is important. The annual auction is likely your organization’s best opportunity to connect with its audience and key stakeholders. Make the most of the moment. Build community, raise funds and retain donors with a well-organized, effective and professional fundraising auctioneer partner who has a proven history of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals. Fundraising auctioneer Nelson Jay is committed to helping your organization connect with and retain donors via dynamic and engaging live auction performances.


Fundraising Auctioneer Nelson Jay is committed to:

• Personal service

• Flexibility

• Efficiency

• Donor retention

• Delivering a high quality customer experience

• The latest technology to support virtual and hybrid events

• Elevating the perception of your event

• Maximizing fundraising











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