Bobby D. Ehlert

Founder CEO and Lead Fundraising Specialist
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The thing I love most about my career is that I help make thousands of dreams come true! With 20 years as a Professional Fundraising Auctioneer, I have helped design hundreds of successful events that have generated a $100,000,000+ for a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.

Growing up in a family of auctioneers, creating fun, memorable and lucrative events is in my blood, and I want to offer the best consultation and fundraising services possible. I have acquired the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneer Association, one of only 200 in the United States. One of the things that I'm most passionate about is teaching nonprofit professionals about effective event fundraising at many workshops and conferences around the nation.

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Enthusiastic | Passionate | Fun

Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS)

Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)

World Champion Auctioneer

Professional Public Speaker

For years events have been seen as the ugly stepchild of fundraising, but when done effectively this can change everything for your organization. It's my personal mission to help you transform your event into a fantastic experience that lives on within your donors for years to come.

With unlimited energy and an innovative brand of “FUN-raising,” At Call To Auction we have an outstanding reputation for connecting with small and large groups of attendees from all levels and converting them into bigger donors. Our team of fundraising professionals is passionate about helping each organization develop its plan and ultimately realize its vision. As ambassadors for many lucrative events, we inspire innovative strategies to create exciting, engaging and energetic fundraisers.

One of the best parts of an event is watching the numbers rise beyond the expected fundraising totals. Providing high-power solutions that generate the highest returns is our mission and we put it to the test at each and every event. We are proud to say we have successfully turned many dreams into reality and anticipate many more to come!

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Don't leave your fundraising efforts to less experienced hands. Contact us today to start planning and preparing for your next big event!

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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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NEW Fundraising Auction Seminars in Arizona!

You’re invited to change the trajectory for your event and find your true fundraising potential! Register here!  REGISTER NOW! FREE GIFTS!
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