Back to the Future?

By: Shannon Eason, Fundraising Auctioneer  How about, back to live events! Yes, we’re back. As that thought is crossing your mind, what questions are concerning you? Here’s a few questions that organizations are asking.  Do Donors Comfortable Attending a Live Event? We say, yes! According to studies, 70% of Americans are ready to not [...]

Live Auction Donor Gift Policy

A good question was brought to my attention by an existing Non-Profit Client:   “Are there standard practices for recognizing companies and individuals who make auction donations?" I know in the past we've included donors' names on the signs displayed with silent auction items and on the PowerPoint slides about each live auction item. What are your [...]

Announcement of Professional Fundraising Consultant

Join us in welcoming Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE to the Raising Paddles team! Jack is a graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and he holds a Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego, both degrees are in Psychology. Throughout his career, Jack has served in a variety of [...]

The Show Must Go On

One of the most talked about topics of pivoting to a virtual gala is the fear of putting on a show that no one will want to watch. If you have spent time watching a few virtual galas over the past year, you know what I am talking about! From watching boring pre-recorded programs, [...]

I said, “YES” – Now it’s Your Turn

I’m in a private Facebook group and we were supposed to come up with our “word” for 2021. There were some really good ones such as Balance, Health, Wellness, Safety.. I had to really think about this one. I wanted to make it sincere and… personal. So, my word for 2021 is “Commitment”. Why [...]

When to Use a Volunteer Auctioneer

There ARE Events where a Volunteer Auctioneer is the Best Option If you are planning a fundraising event for your charity, school, or non-profit organization, you probably have discussed the possibility of hiring a professional auctioneer for your event. There are 250+ charity auctioneers in the U.S., as well as thousands of traditional [...]

By |2020-12-16T21:53:53-06:00February 10th, 2017|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer|0 Comments

Your Auctioneer Should Pay For Itself – And MUCH more

This is perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT REASON to Hire A Professional Auctioneer A professional auctioneer is the ONLY item in your budget can actually pay for itself Generally, any money that is spent on your event takes away from the cause or special need.  While expenses are necessary to great a successful event - such as a [...]

By |2020-12-16T21:54:15-06:00January 16th, 2017|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer|0 Comments

Why Should I Pay For A Professional Auctioneer For My Charity Event

There are over 1.5 million charity events head each year in the United States. The vast majority of these organizations do not hire a professional auctioneer to help them with their event. Here are a few reasons why: First, there aren’t that many professionally trained benefit auctioneers. There are thousands of auctioneers who specialize in auto, [...]

By |2020-12-16T21:55:47-06:00January 16th, 2017|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer|1 Comment
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