Posts by Bob Ehlert

Meet the Call To Auction family in our new home!

Founded in 2014 after many years of contemplation, Call To Auction has served as auctioneers and fundraising consultants to over 250  events, inspired 1000’s of donors to help raise over $100+ million to impact the world. What started as a one-man show with a passion for better events that are more exciting, engaging and inspring…

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From $50k to $750k in less than 5 years

We have been so fortunate to partner with one of our favorite clients, Chances for Children. Not just one of our favorites because they do amazing work in Haiti, but they have partnered with us for the past 5 years and have seen 1500% increase in fundraising. What started as an event in the founder…

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Does a larger gala audience equal higher fundraising results?

Does a larger gala audience equal higher fundraising results?

We need more guests!!! We had 350 last year, let’s get 500 this year…we’ll raise more money! Let’s get 1000 this year and we’ll truly break fundraising records. Have you ever thought or spoke these words? If you have, I’m sure you may or may not have realized your dream ROI of your latest gala. Serving…

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Awesome AFP Arizona State Conference

Hello all of my Fundraising Superheroes, especially my friends that I met at the Arizona Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference on July 19 and July 20, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. What a fantastic day filled with fellowship, fundraising best practices and FUN all culminating with the World Premier of Fundraiser: The Musical presented by Call…

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The Auction Block Radio Features Bobby D. and Call To Auction

      What a great time to share the airwaves with hosts of The Auction Block Sean Hanafi and Jason Stancill on #MoneyRadio 1510am! We talked with Fundraising Strategist Kathy Kingston about her best selling book A Higher Bid. We also shared ways that everyone can help their favorite nonprofit or cause. We also…

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See you next week at the AFP Arizona Conference!

  Call To Auction is so excited to be an exhibitor at this years Association of Fundraising Professionals of Arizona Statewide Conference! Our auctioneers and consultants, Frank Kitchen, Daren Shumway and Oscar Guerrero will be on hand to answer questions and give ideas of who to add energy and dollars to you next fundraising event.  Be sure…

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5 bullet FUNdraise Friday

Hi everyone, As promised in a Facebook post last week, we will publish a weekly 5 bullet FUNdraise Friday. We can’t take all the credit… the incredibly talented Tim Ferris is the one who inspired us to gather our top 5 pieces of news/photos/inspiration, but we will focus specifically on fundraising. Here’s what’s been on…

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