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Case Study: Harley Davidson Motorcycle

The Challenge:  One of our fundraising clients approached us about selling a Harley Davidson motorcycle for them.  The motorcycle was not to be added to the live auction at their event as it was donated late and the auction had … Continue reading

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Case Study: Duke Basketball Tickets

The Challenge:  A client approached Bowtie Benefit Auctions with a set of Duke basketball tickets that had to be used well before the client’s actual event and fundraising auction. The Solution:  Bowtie Benefit Auctions utilized a timed online auction to … Continue reading

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Case Study: American Buffalo Gold proof coin

The Challenge:  Bowtie Benefit Auctions was contacted by a client who had a US Mint proof gold American Buffalo 1-ounce coin donated to their auction. The Solution:  Instead of adding the coin to the live auction at the event, we … Continue reading

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Singleness of Purpose

Originally appeared on our founder’s blog, DarronMeares.com Success demands singleness of purpose – Vince Lombardi Those five words mean so much when applied. Think of the definition of singleness:  the quality of concentrating on one central objective (ie. “his singleness … Continue reading

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S.C. Auctioneers Association Holds Well-Attended Convention; Meares New President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE S.C. Auctioneers Association Holds Well-Attended Convention; Meares New President MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The South Carolina Auctioneers Association enjoyed incredible success at its annual convention Jan. 11-13, 2013 at Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach. Darron Meares of … Continue reading

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The Market is the Expert

When conducting fundraising auctions, many clients ask what an item should sell for at the event.  Most times when I hear that question I step back into the world of asset appraisals… by the way, in addition to being a … Continue reading

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Something for the end of summer – Happy Labor Day reading

One of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs takes me straight to the coast of South Carolina on Labor Day weekend.  We are fortunate to live a little over two hours from the coast and our family’s beach house at Isle … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Steve Jobs as a Catalyst?

A catalyst… a person whose talk, enthusiasm, or energy causes others to be more friendly, enthusiastic, or energetic.  I love it!  Another way to look at it is a person or thing that precipitates an event or change.  There are catalysts all around us – those that kick off a reaction just like reactions we studied in Chemistry 101. Steve Jobs said in the Stanford University … Continue reading

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The Auctioneer’s Boss

I am a professional fundraising auctioneer. My clients are the boss. End of story. They are the ones that agree to my rate, the ones who give me the product to sell or the fundraising goal for the evening and … Continue reading

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