PRESS RELEASE: Local Auctioneer Featured in Newly-Released Book on Fundraising

Local Auctioneer Featured in Newly-Released Book on Fundraising
By Bobby D. Ehlert
August 23, 2013

Phoenix, AZ Bobby D. Ehlert, local auctioneer, certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) and President of Call To Auction, is the only auctioneer in Phoenix to participate in the new book Boost Your Benefit Auction: Tons of Fundraising Tips from Pro Auctioneers. He joins 49 other professional auctioneers in this book to give nonprofits and charities more than 100 ways to liven up their fundraisers and make more money for their causes. Chapter 20, “Auctioneer as Ambassador,” explains his fundraising philosophy: an auctioneer for a charity event should should stretch beyond the live auction sales and become a voice for the nonprofit’s mission. As charities compete for resources in challenging economic times, his multi-faceted ambassador approach helps to strengthen relationships with current donors and attract the new supporters necessary to continually fund programs. This book gives nonprofits both large and small tips and tools from auctioneers across America who organize and call thousands of benefit auctions a year, raising millions of dollars for charities. Boost Your Benefit Auction is available for $29.95 at

Bobby D. Ehlert BAS will also be the featured auctioneer at the upcoming “Fact, Fiction and Fun of Fundraising” seminar this Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. He will be working with a dozen fundraising vendors including lighting and set design, event planning and electronic silent auction bidding technology. This seminar showcases the ever-increasing array of options for charities to maximize their fundraisers. By working together and employing cutting-edge strategies, the nonprofit community in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the entire state of Arizona can raise more dollars for the great causes that do so much good for so many.

About Call To Auction

Call To Auction is owned and operated by Bobby D. Ehlert, a second-generation auctioneer with over 15 years of auction and fundraising experience. He holds the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation from the National Auctioneers Association, one of only 170 Specialists in the nation. Call To Auction’s mission is to help organizations – through engaging consultation, exciting auction events and inspiring Call To Action donation appeals – fund the programs and infrastructure to realize their own missions and directly impact more individuals.

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To learn more contact:
Bobby D. Ehlert BAS
Call To Auction

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