Sensational service is our signature.


Eclipsing revenue records is our obsession!

Customized Services for Your Unique Needs

Marquam Auction Agency is a full-service fundraising agency. We take the time to understand your organization, its needs, donor base and event goals, and work with you to craft amazing fundraising events.

  • Do GOOD!
  • Do BETTER!
  • Do BEST!

We offer 3 levels of services, as well as a number of a la carte services, to meet your needs.

Earning amazing results for our clients is SO much fun!

Why we are unique!

Expert Fundraising Consultants + Auctioneers

Take the guessing game out of planning live fundraising events. Allow our fundraising experts to implement best practices, proven methodology and strategy while using historical data to realize goals and innovate your event.

  • Event Details + Logistics
  • Fundraising Methodology + Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Revenue Strategy
  • Donor Development Consultation
  • Sponsorship Solicitation Strategy Consultation
  • Digital Event Marketing Strategy Consultation

100% of Auctioneers are Benefit Auctioneer Specialists

Rest easy. All our professional charity auctioneers are the real deal!

  • Graduates of nationally-accredited and highly-respected auction colleges
  • Members of the National Auctioneers Association
  • Benefit Auctioneer Specialists: a designation that fewer than 1% of the world’s auctioneers have earned identifying charity fundraising as our specialty.
  • We are the change! We look like, sound like and authentically represent the organizations with whom we partner.

Our Professional Staff

We bring so much more to your event than just an auctioneer. Our entire team of fundraising pros support you and your organization, crafting the most successful fundraisers on earth!

Our stellar event teams include:

  • Benefit Auctioneer Specialist
  • Professional Bid Assistants – trained assistants who bring, on average, 15% more revenue than volunteers at live auctions and fundraising events
  • Professional Event Clerk – accurately records all bids, gifts and donations, keeping your numbers instant and accurate
  • Administrative Support – our support team helps ease the burden of event planning by keeping you organized and in the know with all relevant information at hand

We Are Unicorns

As one of the largest auction agencies in the country solely focused on fundraising events, we are distinctive in many ways:

  • 78% of our auctioneers are women (nationally, fewer than 16% are women)
  • Over 2/3rds of our auctioneers are people of color (fewer than 5% nationally)
  • We are a woman-owned business (yet another rarity in this industry)
  • Our team consists of people reflecting the communities we serve. We come from different faiths, ethnicities, belief systems and orientations.
Do GOOD! Full-Service Fundraising
4 Hours Customized Fundraising Consultation
Basic Script Document provided
Final Program Timeline provided
1 Benefit Auctioneer Specialist
1 Professional Event Clerk
2 Professional Bid Assistants
Administrative + Email Support
Best Practices Library
Basic Social Media Promotion on MAA outlets
Do BETTER! Comprehensive Fundraising
All included in Do GOOD! plus:
2 Hours Additional Consultation
Completed Run of Show Provided AV + Staff Cues
Script Writing
Completed Script Provided
Live Program Content Crafted
Do BEST! Dynamic Fundraising
All included in Do BETTER! plus:
2 Hours Additional Consultation
1 Video shot & edited. Choice of Organizational/Appeal/Sizzle Reel
Story content developed/written
Social Media Maven Onsite at Event enhanced social promotion
Live Social Posts from Event
Video Promoted on MAA Social Outlets (if shared)

Á la Carte Services



CONSULTATION: Fundraising, Donor Development, Revenue Strategy, Sponsorship Packet Development, Sponsorship Solicitation Strategy$150 per hour
CONSULTATION: Digital Event Marketing Strategy$200 per hour
EMCEES: Professional Mistress + Master of Ceremonies (Subject to availability)Prices Vary
POWER POINT: Branded Slide Deck (up to 25)$550 per 25
PROFESSIONAL EVENT STAFF: Bid Assistant, Event Clerk, Media Maven$250 per person
PROFESSIONAL EVENT STAFF: Sales People$300 per person
PHOTOS: Event Photography (shared digitally)$400
VIDEO: Footage (raw, shared digitally)$600
REGISTRATION MANAGEMENT + SUPPORT: Check in, out + volunteer training/management (Price dependent upon guest count, services)$1800-2500+
SIGNAGE: Custom branded event signs (up to 8 foam core poster size)$600
VIDEO: Sizzle Reel (edited, branded 30-75 seconds highlighting event)$1300+
VIDEO: Special Appeal or Organizational$2200+
VOLUNTEER: Roles Defined + Train Revenue Stream Leads + Best Practices$150 per hour

For an in-depth look at our offerings, please visit our detailed Services page.

Contact us today to discuss your needs!

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We are a true asset + extension of your team.

When partnering with Marquam Auction Agency, you gain a committed fundraising ally leading you through every step of planning your event. Our passion, refined skills and custom services create smashingly successful events. Our fundraising specialists are graduates of nationally-accredited auctioneering colleges, members of the National Auctioneers Association and have earned the coveted Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation (of which fewer than 1% of auctioneers ever do). We have rich, diverse backgrounds and a wealth of experience to share.

We love what we do and can’t wait to make your next event exciting, fun and lucrative.

Let’s change the world – together!

  • The Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation had the pleasure of working with Misty and the Marquam Auction Agency team on our Annual Special Appeal, and the results have consistently exceeded our expectations. Misty is professional, personable, full of insightful suggestions, and deeply invested in our success.

    Traci Rey
    Traci Rey Barran Liebman - Attorneys on behalf of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation

Contact us today to discuss your needs!

Questions come up. We’ve got you covered.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions. Check out our blog for the top 10 Reasons to Always Use a Professional Benefit Auctioneer.

What size and scale events does Marquam Auction Agency do?

All sizes! From as few as 10 guests to well over 1000+ (or as many as your venue comfortably holds) in convention centers, ballrooms, high end hotels to big top tents and barn parties. Bring on the ideas! We love getting a little crazy and thinking outside of the box around here.

What type of events does Marquam Auction Agency do?

Traditional fundraising events: auctions, special appeals, public addresses, Mistress or Master of Ceremonies to casual events like fantasy football league player picks, garden parties to large scale musical concerts and everything in between. Get creative and pitch us your next great idea. We’ll craft a great strategy for you!

How much consulting time is provided?

That all depends on how much or how little assistance you need from us. Contact us for a comprehensive proposal specific to your event, its needs and the level of service and/or professionals desired.

Can volunteers act as bid assistants and clerks?

They don’t have to with us! We bring a fully trained professional auction team so your volunteers can best serve you in roles they are best suited for. A professional auction team is invaluable for facilitating a streamlined, well-run event where revenue and its accuracy is nonnegotiable.

Who is part of the Auction Team?

Your dream team includes your professional benefit auctioneer, professional bid assistants who interact with your crowd, answer their questions, and encourage them to bid, and a sharp event clerk who diligently tracks every winning bid so your revenue is accurately recorded throughout the event.

Why should we hire a professional auctioneer?

In a nutshell, you’ll make more money and produce a better program that pleases your donors while relieving stress and pressure off of your team. Check out our blog post for more on this!

How much does it cost to partner with Marquam Auction Agency?

That all depends on how much or how little assistance you need from us. Contact us for a comprehensive proposal specific to your event, its needs and the level of service and/or professionals desired.

What services does Marquam Auction Agency provide?

Comprehensive Auctioneering services from professionally trained, certified NAA Auctioneers and Benefit Auctioneer Specialists, event planning & consultation, fundraising consultation, custom revenue strategy tailored to your goals, dynamic Mistresses & Masters of Ceremonies (emcees), public address speakers, professional event staff (clerks, bid assistants, professional salespeople, etc.).

Can you recommend sound/tech/caterers/venues and other contractors?

Yes! In fact, we love to! We’ve forged partnerships with the best in the industry.

What type of auction software should we use? Do we have to have auction software?

Yes, we’ve tried it all, and we know what works. We’ll recommend the right software to streamline your needs and event.

We have a hard time getting sponsors and getting good items for our auction, can you help with that?

We provide consultation and best practices to aid in your sponsorship and item procurement process. Ask us about our consignment offerings.

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