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July 7, 2012 Christie King Elected First Female President of NAA

Christie King has made a career out of breaking barriers in the auction industry, from her earliest years in a fourth-generation family business, to starting her own company. On July 14, she’ll reach her most prominent achievement yet as she assumes the role of president of the National Auctioneers Association. At its 62nd convention in…

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March 8, 2012 Night at the Oscars

Did you get a chance to watch the Oscars?  Were you inspired to be there with all the celebrities on the red carpet?  It was quite an event and obviously the place to be in Hollywood!  How do guests feel about your fundraising event?  Do your guests feel special?  Is the red carpet rolled out…

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February 6, 2012 Super Bowl Advertising

It seems like we have seen it all, then they come out with something even more outlandish to capture the attention of the millions of people viewing the muscle bound, hard hitting, professional football players of the Super Bowl.  As we cheer on our favorite teams, we are entertained by the wit of the multi-million dollar…

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July 7, 2011 8 Steps in Reaching Your Goals

As Told by the incoming President of the National Auctioneers Association, Christie King As a fourth generation auctioneer, I have been blessed to be born into a family of successful goal setters.  So I can truthfully say I have learned from the best. I have never let being a woman in a man’s industry slow…

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February 1, 2011 Cultivating Donors

Often times, we see organizations divide their donors into the “haves” and the “have-not’s.”  What I mean by this is, if a donor is not reaching a certain level of contributions, organizations often tend to overlook them.  Not meaning that they aren’t appreciated, they just don’t receive the recognition and bubbly personal thanks that the…

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November 11, 2010 Three Ways to Get Your Board on Board

It is probably safe to say that most organizations have a board of directors.  The big question is how to get your board involved from a fund raising perspective.  Being a professional fund raising consultant, I think it best to approach the topic from this angle. Most boards consist of a menagerie of personalities and…

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September 28, 2010 My Trip to San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas is known for a lot of things, most notably the Alamo and the beautiful San Antonio River Walk.  I had the great opportunity to visit this wonderful city as I attended the first Benefit Auction Summit hosted by the National Auctioneers Association. Here, I met with over 50 other fundraising auctioneers/consultants from…

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September 14, 2010 Welcome!

Welcome!  Thanks for visiting.  We are always looking for ways to improve the services we provide to you. Our new site will better enable us to stay in contact with friends, clients, and those of you wanting to raise money in a fun way.  Here you can see pictures, gain insightful information, and contact us…

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