Denver, CO (PressExposure) April 03, 2011 -- The year of 2011 is looking great for the charity auction business. Kevin Rutter, professional charity auctioneer and owner of Hot Auctioneering, is experiencing it first-hand. Kevin conducts benefit and charity auctions around the United States and this year's benefit and charity auction events are surpassing the gloomy expectations brought on by our economic woes.
Economic uncertainty and turmoil plagued many nonprofits in 2010. Donors seemed cautious and hesitant, perhaps some becoming concerned for their own financial health. "In a time of economic instability, there is a natural reflex it seems to cut back on spending, even if you yourself are not experiencing financial hardship, and I feel that is what we had been observing," says Kevin. It is true that giving trends do not always follow the financial condition of the donors. A lot has to do with confidence in the future.
This year, the tide could be turning. "All the charity auctions I have conducted so far in 2011 have out-performed the previous annual event, every single one of them," Kevin reveals. "Some nonprofits have even had record-breaking revenue from their charity auctions this year." He has been observing in the last three months how thrilled, and frankly, how relieved the committee members are when the money starts coming at a charity auction event. Key donors have noticeably increased their giving this year. Perhaps they were cautious in the past and are now increasing their giving to compensate for what they feel they have held back. Whatever the reason, many donors are proving they have regained their confidence and are recognizing the needs out there.
If you are a nonprofit or a charity that is on the fence about planning a benefit or gala event, 2011 may be a great year to get started in charity auctions. Opportunities are ripe for bringing in revenue for your cause. Generous donors are out there and charity auctions are a fantastic way to bring them on board with your organization. At a gala event, they will become knowledgeable about your cause, find an avenue to help those in need, and even have fun in the process. A charity auction is a win for them and a win for your nonprofit. "I feel like I am changing the world, one auction at a time." says Kevin.
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