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Virtual vs Hybrid Fundraising Events

By: Shannon Mays, Raising Paddles Fundraising Consultant & Auctioneer 3-2-1-Live!!! Those are the words you’ll hear when your virtual gala is getting ready to go live. Your stomach will be in knots and your brain will be on overdrive. Are you ready? Is everything set? Are we a-go? Last month we gave you a [...]

By |2020-08-07T09:32:27-05:00August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Think Long-Term in a Virtual World

By: Dan Campbell, Raising Paddles Fundraising Consultant &  Auctioneer As most of you are planning your first virtual gala, you might wonder if this is a one time effort that is simply needed to fill the gap in fundraising due to all of the cancelled in-person events. For most of you, this has been [...]

By |2020-08-07T09:29:47-05:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2017-02-10T11:03:35-06:00February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|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 |2017-01-19T20:55:43-06:00January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|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 |2017-01-22T02:49:35-06:00January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Don’t Waste Your Live Auction

As a cancer survivor, the best lesson I learned was the importance of not wasting my cancer…the opportunity to display my faith during this journey, as a reminder to others, especially my family, that God has a plan. I may not always ‘like’ His plan, but I trust His plan. There are a lot of [...]

By |2017-01-19T20:59:25-06:00January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments