Planning a Benefit or Fundraising Auction?

Let us help reach beyond your $$$$ goal for the most rewarding event ever!

Read about the 20-year fundraising record we set for a prominent organization

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...

"Thank you again for the great job you did at the (event)...As you know, we are new to having professional auctioneers and we are excited about working with you again."
Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
"What an amazing evening...we can't thank you enough for all that you did for the (Alzheimer's) Association...You were wonderful to work with and your expertise was really appreciated."
Alzheimer's Assoc. San Diego, CA
"Thank you for stewarding (us) towards the most successful fundraiser! Your leadership and guidance was so appreciated..You you did an incredible job as our auctioneer..."
Petco Foundation, San Diego, CA
"Thanks so much for such a great job last night! You made the auction very fun and personal and we are grateful for your talents. We were thrilled with the results. Many thanks for being an important part of our event."
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA
"Your auctioneering helped to raise more funds than we have ever raised at a Gala....the attention you paid towards the silent auction led to a first for us--this was the first time all the Silent Auction items sold.."
Humane Society, Escondido, CA
"This is the first time we have done a live auction and we appreciated all the help you gave us...We are so pleased that everything sold for much more than we expected and we are glad we had you to sell the items for us!"
American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Rockville, MD
"You did an outstanding job for our auction. We raised more than previous years without you...We received many terrific comments from our guests about you and your efforts. You were the perfect match for us...."
Children's Growing Center, San Diego, CA
"What an amazing job you did for us! Thank you for all your help raising much more money than we had hoped. Everyone thought you did a great job with the crowd by making it fun..."
SurfAid International, San Diego, CA
"We did so incredibly well and you outdid yourself this year! Nothing like setting records to make a year stand out....You truly helped us....the audience felt you handled the event beautifully and skillfully."
North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach, CA
"I wanted to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job (at our auction)...I appreciated your guidance throughout the process..I would certainly recommend you..
Highland Hall Waldorf SchoolNorthridge, CA
"The auction was a tremendous success for us and we appreciate all your hard work and professional efforts...."
American Friends of Tzohar,New York, NY
"I want to sincerely thank you. You were incredible! There were so many comments from our guests about how good you were...Everyone I have spoken with and others who have been involved with other Interface functions were very impressed!
InterFACE, San Diego, CA
"We wouldn't have raised as much money without you! Also we always knew that if we called or emailed you with a question or problem, we would hear back very quickly (and) we appreciated that.
Cardiff Education Association, Cardiff by the Sea, CA
"Thank you so much. This event would not have been successful without you...Thank you for helping us every step of the way...Please let us know how we can help you with others in their search for an outstanding auctioneer...
Morning Creek Elementary Foundation, San Diego, CA
"We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you very much for all of the planning help...Your expertise during the Live Auction brought in much more money than we would have made without you.."
Carmel Del Mar School, San Diego, CA
"We loved you....we did 3X more than last year! You are wonderful.."
Scripps Ranch High School Foundation, San Diego, CA
"Thank you so much for helping to make the Solana Beach Ball such a success. You did an absolutely fabulous job getting the (guests) excited and bidding (and) you did such a great job in making the process smooth....Thanks for all the tips beforehand and thanks for being such a positive energy on Saturday night. Your excellent reputation is well deserved!
Solana Beach Foundation for Learning, Solana Beach, CA
"I just want to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for us last night. You are by far the best Auctioneer we have ever had! It was pleasure working with you."
St. Martin of Tours, San Diego, CA

...And more organizations who have worked with Partager Auction (partial list):

I've planned many events...Why do I need to hire a professional now?
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what's right for my event...silent or live auction, cash appeal (Raise The Paddle, Fund-A-Need)?
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.