The Fine Art of Fundraising + Benefit Auctioneering

Misty Marquam

Benefit Auctioneer Specialists + Full-Service Agency Support
= A Better Fundraising Experience


Pros vs. Volunteers

Savvy nonprofits, auction-goers, fundraisers and charity event planners know firsthand the myriad of reasons to employ specialized, professional Benefit Auctioneer Specialists. When the goal is to raise critical funds, you need a fundraising specialist – not a well-intentioned volunteer. Charity fundraising is an art that true Benefit Auctioneers dedicate their entire professional lives to mastering. When it comes to fundraising, there is a vast difference between the pros who will help you realize and surpass fundraising goals and the well-meaning volunteers and novices who desperately WANT to help – but don’t.  

What’s the Difference?

Nonprofits seeking to raise real money need a pro who will clearly identify their organization’s goals, review historical data and recommend strategies to exceed goals.  They need one who is up-to-date on market trends, best practices, and what comprises fabulous live event content. Finally, they need one who has personal relationships with donors and can roll with the punches onstage, encourage fun, speak mission-specific language eloquently and make each donor feel important, included and inspired to give.

Misty Marquam Wows The Corwd

Have you ever attended a benefit auction where the auctioneer spoke so fast that they were unintelligible and impossible to follow? Perhaps they mispronounced the org’s name or the name of one of the major donors or sponsors. Perhaps they simply did not match the elegance of your gala. Not much fun, was it? Our Benefit Auctioneer Specialists, on the other hand, use a slower, more conversational chant that keeps your audience engaged and a part of the action. They craft and pore over event scripts preemptively minimizing the chances of making mistakes onstage. This leads to more generous giving – audiences who feel left out are not generous ones. And benefit auctioneers look the part and deliver the kind of show you’ve envisioned. 

Fundraising is an art that only a select few ever really become proficient at. Trust our professional fundraising event consultants, strategists and benefit auctioneer specialists to help you achieve your lofty goals. We refer you to the best charity event contractors around – the ones who ensure donors have an unparalleled good time, as we’ve worked with them! We provide up-to-date information on the latest and most effective revenue-generators and best practices to execute them well. Your NPO will be portrayed in the best possible light by your professional Benefit Auctioneer, who acts as your brand ambassador through the entire planning process AND on your special night.

How Can Marquam Auction Agency Help?

MAA’s full-service fundraising and auction agency provides consultation from seasoned pros on ever-important topics such as donor development, digital event marketing, event scripting, data-driven revenue strategy, best practices and how to harness social media to further your cause. Tell us where you need the most help and we’ll tailor a plan specifically for your needs.

Marquam Auction Team in Action

We provide marvelously efficient and organized administrative support, streamlining the planning process to ease your burden. We’ll keep you on a tight schedule leading up to the big event. As for the big event itself, in addition to your professional benefit auctioneer specialist, we provide accurate event clerks, professionally trained bid assistants, masters/mistresses of ceremonies AND event photographer/videographers to capture all the magic.

Reach Out! We can’t wait to work with YOU!

Remember – you are not alone with us. And you never have to reinvent the wheel. Compare apples to apples when choosing your next fundraising partner. We know what works. And what doesn’t. Allow us to guide you to your new destination.  Let’s change the world one fundraiser at a time – together!

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