Planning a Benefit or Fundraising Auction?
Let us help reach beyond your $$$$ goal for the most rewarding event ever!
We know the methods to reduce costs and increase revenues at every level of the auction.
Trust us to lead you step-by-step through the process!
You're probably planning to hire professionals to cater the food or play music, but why put the auction--the most crucial part of your fundraiser--in the hands of a local celebrity, entertainer, or well-meaning volunteer from your organization? You need Partager Auction!
The silent and live auctions and the special donation appeal (commonly called Raise the Paddle, Fund-A-Need, etc.) account for the most significant amount of funds raised at your event and we are skillfully trained to get top dollar out of every segment.
We offer FREE auction consultations as well as a customized "Auction Planning Guide". Included in our services (partial list): choosing the right date, timeline and event location layout, Live vs Silent items (which items go where), how to create the most profitable cash appeal, etc.
For 25 years, we have conducted hundreds of dynamic auctions around the U.S.; earning millions for leading non-profit and fundraising organizations and foundations, schools, hospitals, humanitarian and animal welfare causes, performing arts theatres, and art galleries.
Here's what organizations say about us...
Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
Alzheimer's Assoc. San Diego, CA
Petco Foundation, San Diego, CA
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA
Humane Society, Escondido, CA
American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Rockville, MD
Children's Growing Center, San Diego, CA
SurfAid International, San Diego, CA
North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach, CA
Highland Hall Waldorf SchoolNorthridge, CA
American Friends of Tzohar,New York, NY
InterFACE, San Diego, CA
Cardiff Education Association, Cardiff by the Sea, CA
Morning Creek Elementary Foundation, San Diego, CA
Carmel Del Mar School, San Diego, CA
Scripps Ranch High School Foundation, San Diego, CA
Solana Beach Foundation for Learning, Solana Beach, CA
St. Martin of Tours, San Diego, CA
...And more organizations who have worked with Partager Auction (partial list):
Partager Auction has conducted hundreds of auction events throughout the United States and uses this knowledge and experience to bring in the most money for each item. As a professional auctioneer, we are trained to effectively increase bids in a lively and efficient manner so that your event runs smoothly and profitably. Remember: You can potentially LOSE badly-needed funds by NOT utilizing the skills of a professional auctioneer.
How long in advance should I book my auctioneer/plan my event?
Professional auctioneers get booked up quickly, especially since most companies/organizations hold weekend auction events. Since there are thousands of auctions held per year and only 52 weekends on the calendar, your event date may already be filled. You should consider contracting a date with Partager Auction at least 6-8 months before your event to ensure availability.
How much do you charge?
Professional auctioneers typically work on either 1) a flat fee 2) fixed or sliding scale percentage on some/all of the auction sales, or 3) guaranteed minimum flat fee against a percentage of auction sales (whichever is higher). Each offers very different services for that fee. Partager Auction charges one, flat fee...everything included!
Contact us for our Auctioneer Proposal which outlines our services and fees.
You can have it all! Experience and statistics prove that live auctions and cash appeals consistently generate about 80% of an organization's fundraising goal for the event. In a silent auction, you don't have a one-on-one salesperson at each item to "close the deal", so many items do not reach full value (or more). However in the live auction (and cash appeal), your auctioneer focuses the audience's attention on one thing at a time. That means more opportunity to work the bids!
Will I receive guidance beforehand or will you just show up at my event?
When you retain Partager Auction, you will receive unlimited consultations with us via phone and email, as well as an in-person meeting/location walk-through BEFORE your event takes place. We'll also provide our extensive, personalized "Auction Planning Guide" full of ideas, templates, resources and tips on everything you need to make your event a success. You are paying for an auctioneer, so shouldn't you get more than just someone who walks in the day/night of your important event?
What qualifications/experience does Partager Auction have to properly conduct my auction?
Partager Auction is a longtime member of the Western States Auction Association (formerly CSAA). We are CA State bonded and have conducted auctions all over the country, including IL, IN, LA, MA, TX and NY (NYC) over the past 20+ years, with a spotless record.