Lynden, WA (PRWEB) November 22, 2006
Receiving the appropriate consulting and fundraising help can make a huge impact on the overall success and profit achieved as a result of your fundraiser. The best fund raising ideas most often come from qualified, experienced and educated fund-raising consultants.
"Any successful fundraiser requires a great deal of work! The best fund raisers can take months or the better part of a year to plan and prepare for. If you or the non-profit organization you belong to are going to put this kind of time commitment and effort required into a profitable fundraising event, then naturally you want your efforts or the collective efforts of your charity's volunteers to pay off handsomely, right? Choosing the right kind of fund-raising event is critical. Receiving the appropriate consulting and fundraising help can make a huge impact on the overall success and profit achieved as a result of your fund raiser. The best fund raising ideas most often come from qualified, experienced and educated fund raising consultants," says Tom DiNardo.
Tom DiNardo is the founder of the nationally recognized benefit auction firm DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers is ranked as one of the country's "Top 4 fundraising auction companies". Since 1993 they have specialized in charity auctions, and Tom DiNardo has helped to pioneer the newly emerging niche - charity wine auctions. Mr. DiNardo has presided over more than one thousand charity auctions for various non-profits, charities, and community organizations across the United States. Tom holds five world records for the financial results attained for items sold at benefit auctions. He is a freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast, Wine Adventure and Sante magazines, AuctionZip.com, GlobalAuctionGuide.com, and he is a regularly featured writer for Winesquire.com. In addition to his notable career as an accomplished auctioneer, Mr. DiNardo is also a certified appraiser, sommelier candidate with the International Sommelier Guild, a wine consultant and educator, and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and also the World Gourmet Club.
Tom DiNardo states, "fundraising auctions, also known as benefit and charity auctions, make the best fundraising ideas and sources of fundraising revenue to be seriously considered by any charity or non-profit organization looking to make big money. Forget the bake sales, candy sales, or raffles! If your organization is currently putting on a labor intensive concert, fun-run, tournament or other similar event, your efforts would be much better focused on conducting a more profitable charity auction with half of the labor being required for an auction as opposed to other events. Two thirds of any fundraising event's income can be derived from a live auction consisting of between twenty-five and fifty items, whereas the other one-third of the income derived from that same fundraising event will come from the combined totals of the event's ticket sales, silent auctions, raffles and or other revenue generating devices. There is no greater fund raiser than a fundraising auction.
What is the current hottest trend in fund-raising events today? "The latest trend has been the advance of charity wine auctions. Studies have shown that wine drinkers, as compared to spirits or beer drinkers, are better educated, have more discretionary income, and lead healthier lifestyles. Wine drinkers or enophiles are the perfect group and dream demographic for any non-profit development officer to cater to. Wine is a perfect theme for any fundraising event. The unlimited possibilities are outstanding! Wine crosses socio-economic, political, racial, and religious barriers. People come to these fundraising events for the wine, and a good charity wine auction is guaranteed to make the non-profit organization a lot of money," says DiNardo.