The Voice of Fundraising

“What a magical evening we had on Sunday night. We have been receiving e-mail after e-mail, and phone calls and texts all day yesterday and today about how much fun everyone had.

When you said in the mic how much we had raised, my knees buckled and my eyes welled up with tears.I was so incredibly happy for the hundreds of families that will be helped by these gifts. It was incredible and Don, you were a big part of that success. You are fun and charming, thoughtful, respectful, kind and most of all heartfelt. You are such a gift to our organization and we are truly proud to call you friend.”

Dana Bacardi
Development Director
There with Care
Boulder, Colorado

“Don Martin has been paramount to the success of our signature fundraising event, “Puttin’ On the Leash” for over 20 years. His expertise and depth of experience has ensured our auction not only raises the necessary funds, it is engaging and fun for our attendees and is a central part of the entire evening. Don knows what items will generate the greatest interest and provides strategic advice that has grown our auction year after year. His ability to connect to our supporters and engage them in donating to our mission is truly what makes him unique and a great partner for our organization.”

Lisa Pedersen
Boulder Humane Society

“Our long-standing relationship with Martin Auctioneering is based on 3 elements: results, results, results. Don’s passion for maximizing the capacity of our annual Gala is unmatched. St. Francis Center leverages Don’s wisdom for success and he puts on a great show to boot! Two thumbs up to Martin Auctioneering…any Development Director would be foolish not to use him.”

Andrew Spinks
Development Director
St. Francis Center

“A big thanks, you can pull money out of thin air! We raised a lot of needed funds Saturday night and we are so appreciative of your great work.”

Jean Mcspadden
President & CEO
Bright by Three

“The success of every one of our events is directly related to Don Martin’s commitment. Don’s personal investment begins with our pre-event consultation where he advises our board members and volunteers on all aspects of the auction, including process and item procurement. His dedication doesn’t end with the event: Don follows up to ensure future success by providing thought-provoking post-event analysis.
Don combines a thorough understanding of our non-profit with his magnetic charisma to develop a personal connection with the audience. They always leave feeling entertained and enthusiastic about supporting our cause. Our attendees love Don and their resulting generosity is a direct result.

His energy is contagious!”

David R. Swieckowski, Chairman
Friends of Douglas County K-9

“Don Martin knows how to work a room. A man with his own brand, he is an auctioneer to remember. Don works very closely with us months leading up to the event. He takes the time to carefully review our auction line-up and offers his years of experience to help make it the best it can be. Don clearly loves this work and personally cares about the successes he can deliver for the non-profits he works with.”

Ashley Rumble
Assistant Director of Development
Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

“We depend on our annual fundraising gala for nearly 30% of our public support fundraising revenues. Our auctioneer keeps the night’s festivities fun and interactive, and at the same time they do an amazing job sharing the emotional impact of our clients’ stories, helping to touch heartstrings and get people bidding. Martin Auctioneering is definitely a big part of our fundraising success!”

Alexandra Lynch
Development Director
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)

“Don has a lighthearted and fun personality that serves him well when he is working a crowd. But he also works hard to tie the auction to the mission of the event and the needs of the organization. Event attendees are swept along by his energy, but never forget the cause that they are supporting. With Don’s help, we raised more than $310,000 with our live and paddle auctions at our 2014 event.”

Suzanne M. Lynch
Event and Volunteer Manager
Craig Hospital Foundation

“Don Martin has been an integral part of our fundraising events for the past 8 years. His energetic and humorous style really captivates and draws in our fundraising patrons. For our event committee, his insight into the way the evening should flow has helped to increase our overall event donations. We look forward to many more years of events with Don Martin.”

Ilene DuBey
Development Director
Nativity of Our Lord Church & School

other clients

  • Denver Bible School
  • Friends of Broomfield
  • St. Catherine's
  • Senior Resources of Broomfield (SRB)
  • Make a Wish CO.
  • Navy Seal Foundation
  • Make a Wish N.M.
  • Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT)
  • Bal Swan School
  • Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Inside the Orchestra (ISO)
  • Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC)
  • Crossroads Safe House
  • Phoenix Multi Sport
  • Flagstaff Academy
  • Thirdway Center
  • Autism Society of Boulder County
  • Attention Homes
  • Tru Community Care
  • Boulder Country Day School
  • Har Hashem
  • First Descents
  • The Gathering Place
  • Adoption Dreams Come True
  • Alexander Dawson School
  • Breakthrough Kent Denver

The Voice of Fundraising