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The Importance of a Great Auctioneer for Charity Fundraisers

Benefit or Charity auctions is one of today’s most popular fundraising methods for school, non-profit and 501c3 organizations.


But planning and presenting an auction that is both profitable and memorable doesn’t happen by accident. Just ask anyone who’s done it. It takes hard work, great timing, cooperation, extensive planning, organizational excellence and a little luck.

Strategic Fundraising Solutions Benefit Auction Specialist Darren Diess has spent years honing this specialty market segment to help guide your committee through the gauntlet of auction planning to help ensure a successful fundraiser. Darren brings his passion for fresh and creative approaches to revenue enhancement and has built a reputation for exceptional results year after year.

Specializing in 501c# organizations, Darren has obtained his designation as Benefit Auction Specialist from the National Auctioneers Association, a designation achieved by just 3% of auctioneers nationwide. By offering a variety of proven fundraising strategies, SFS will not only maximizes your fundraising efforts, but also helps build upon prior success for years to come. Our hands-on approach and experience in business, entertainment, training and education has shaped the way we partner with our clients, inspire audiences, and achieve record-breaking results.

Don’t let the size of your event discourage you from contacting Darren.  While some clients have auction goals in excess of $1,000,000, many have goals of less than $150,000. Darren works with organizations from nearly every non-profit sector with cutting-edge consulting, tools to empower people to raise more money and the skills to generate generosity and excitement among supporters.

You’ve seen Darren at work on behalf of local charities as well, including the Temecula Valley Boys and Girls Club and others. If your organization is considering an auction as part of your fundraising strategy, contact Darren Diess at

Written by Darren Diess

Auctioneer Darren Diess comes to life when he is behind the microphone using his talents on stage to raise money for nonprofits from coast-to-coast. So much more than a smooth voice behind the mic, he works side-by-side with his clients making sure that their event is a success.

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