Charity Auction & Fundraising Event Resources

“Knowledge increases in proportion to its use – that is, the more we teach the more we learn.” – H. P. Blavatsky

Reynolds & Buckley believes that giving the gift of knowledge is important. The more successful fundraising charity auction events there are, the more money being raised for good causes, the better this world will be.

We hope that some of the expertise we’ve gained conducting over 1,200 fundraising auctions and helping raise over 250 million dollars for charities in the past 30 years can be put to good use. As charity auctioneers and fundraising consultants we’ve seen and done just about everything you could imagine in a charity auction, and learned a lot along the way. On the following pages are some broad guidelines that apply to almost every benefit auction in the United States.

Throughout this section of our site you’ll find an overview of all of the necessary components for a successful auction.  These basic rules of preparing for and running an auction apply to every event, regardless of how many people attend your event, how many auction items you sell in your live auction or how much money you raise.

New events will benefit from insuring all of these bases are covered. Existing events would do well to refresh themselves and ensure they haven’t let anything slack in their success.

If you have more detailed questions about any of the resources we offer, please contact us. We are happy to have a no-strings attached conversation with anyone who is planning a charity auction that could benefit from a chat.

“Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.”
– Robin Morgan