Gavelo Services

Fundraising Auctioneer

Nelson Jay brings energy, humor, passion and results to all aspects of fundraising events including: live auction, silent auction, Raise the Paddle, Dessert Dash, fundraising games, Heads and Tails, Golden Ticket, public service announcements and more.


Virtual Fundraising Specialist

Strategic Fundraising Consultant and Auctioneer Nelson Jay channels expertise and best practices from live events and applies these to the virtual setting so your organization can pivot to an online virtual fundraiser. Virtual events require nimbleness, planning, thoughtful scripting and quality production. Auctioneer Nelson is informed about the many crucial elements required for virtual fundraiser success and is ready to help your organization pivot to the virtual world. Since the start of the pandemic, he has helped nearly 40 organizations (and counting) raise more than $6,000,000 through virtual fundraisers.


Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) Consultant

As a member of the National Auctioneers Association who holds the BAS designation, fundraising auctioneer Nelson Jay helps clients with everything from procurement ideas, to audience development, to live auction item order, event flow, catalog consultation, benefit auction best practices, venue and vendor review, revenue enhancers and games to ensure fundraising is maximized.



Experience as a tour director, teacher and brewery marketing and special event director has prepared Nelson for success in all aspects of public emcee performances including shareholder meeting emcee, music and film festival host, product launch and consumer engagement events, and charity bike/run/walk race master of ceremonies.


Race/Run/Ride/Walk/Tournament Emcee

Elevate your charity race, run, ride, walk or golf tournament with an event host who knows how to connect mission with the audience to ensure participants, sponsors, vendors and volunteers know how much they are appreciated. From welcome announcements, to event schedule, to event rules review, PSAs and hosting the evening program and live dinner ceremony, Nelson is your go-to-guy for raising top dollar, as well as the quality and perception of your event.



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