About Brian Jaffe Associates

Fundraising Special Event Consultants

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Brian Jaffe Associates is a fundraising special events consulting company.  Our goal is to guide nonprofit organizations to maximize their special event fundraising success.

The foundation for Brian Jaffe Associates was laid in 1973 with the establishment of our fundraising auction arm, Independent Galleries.  We conducted fundraising art auctions all over the East coast raising millions of dollars for our clients.  Gradually, as our collection of auction items expanded, we branched out adding fundraising auctions to a variety of special events including nonprofits’ traditional galas and golf tournaments.  We encouraged them to establish pipelines to collect their own auction items and assisted them in organizing and presenting their items to maximize the return for their hard work.  But as times changed we found that these special events alone, used by so many nonprofit organizations, had become so competitive that they inadvertently began to cannibalize on each other’s success which is when Brian Jaffe Associates was officially born.

We began studying our clients’ calendars and worked with them to make their existing special events unique through the addition of various fundraising promotions that could coexist within their ongoing special events.  This helped set their events apart amongst ever increasing busy social calendars and served to increase the much needed funds required to fulfill their important missions.   

We believe that fundraising events are a very specialized endeavor and that our value as a partner goes far beyond the services we provide.  We have the critical experience necessary to help guide our clients so they can profit from our expert advice.  




 Brian helps non-profits perfect their special events calendars and maximize their bottom line revenue at their special events. He performs as a comic auctioneer at fundraisers and leads seminars and workshops throughout the United States teaching how to present and maintain the success of fundraising special events.

As a fundraising auctioneer Brian is in a class by himself. His hilarious approach to fundraising auctions creates a meaningful participatory relationship with his audience. He recognizes that it’s not just the speed involved but his judgment and accuracy in reading the moment that counts. Brian is always accurate and maximizes profits wherever he appears. At a single event in 2011 for Teddy’s Fund where the primary purpose of the auction was simply fun and entertainment Brian raised over a million dollars auctioning only seven items and adding his “Fund a Need” request at the conclusion of the auction

As a comedian Brian has used his auctions to entertain high rollers for Trump Plaza, the Sands, Resorts and the Claridge Casino in Atlantic City and He wrote and starred in “Off the Wall” a successful off-Broadway show spoofing the world of art galleries and auctioneers.


Through Brian’s auctioneering and consulting skills he raises millions of dollars annually for non-profits including private and public schools, charities, hospitals, community groups and a variety of foundations.