A FAILURE TO PLAN IS A PLAN TO FAIL
It is a common catchphrase but in our business we have seen too many great events and benefits fall short of their fundraising goals because of poor planning or simply not enough planning. That is why, Raising Paddles does more than provide the auctioneering for your charity or benefit auction. Successful auction event planning starts months before the first auction item goes up for bid.
Our consulting services are fundraising focused. We invest our time in your cause. We take the time to learn what truly drives those on your guest list, what motivates them to give generously and what your goals are as an organization so that your next charity benefit is a success.
STEPS TO MAKE YOUR EVENT A FUNDRAISING SUCCESS
As your auctioneer, we will help guide you through the various aspects of planning for your special event. Below are some of the key milestones for a successful engagement with your professional auctioneer:
Planning and running a charity golf tournament with 125-150 golfers and banquet attendees is a challenging endevour in itself. Inviting a performance artist to create a piece of art which required a professional auctioneer was a daunting task as well. Luckily, Dan Campbell came to the rescue! Dan is he the epitome of professionalism. When I thought of the prospect of working a crowd, in a highly competitive auction/bidding situation, I simply could not imagine attempting to raise the types of bids that Dan was able to achieve for our charity. He has been an integral part of helping our organization’s annual fundraiser reach new records! I couldn’t be more grateful or recommend Dan any more enthusiastically!