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I'll add VALUE... before,
during and after your event!

10,000 charity auctions in North America this year will raise nearly $17 billion dollars.
2022 is my 44th year as a licensed auctioneer, raising over $45,000,000 for non-profits.
Are you realizing your full income potential?

See Doug in action...

Please enjoy this 5-minute video of Doug raising funds for the 2017 SPCA Cincinnati "Hollywoof" Fur Ball at the Sharonville Convention Center. To learn how Doug can help your charity, please contact him directly.

Learn from the expert himself...

Non-profits and charity auctioneers alike can benefit from Sorrell's thirty-year experience in charity auction fundraising. His book, Beneath The Gavel, covers in depth the key to success from start to finish including committee goals, silent and live auction strategy, and funding plea secrets. For only $14.99, this is an excellent opportunity to gain important lessons and ideas to insure your gala fundraising goals.

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Doug was highlighted as Daytonian of the Week on

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Doug was featured in a Dayton Daily News article, "How Ali Struck a Chord with a Local Auctioneer" by Tom Archdeacon, June 11, 2016.

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The auction gala is a unique opportunity to combine a glamorous event with a serious mission. Event committees spend countless hours planning, securing exciting items to offer, as well as supportive guests.

Don't leave your auction to chance. Insure the outcome with an experienced, highly successful Benefit Auction Specialist.

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Gala of Hope
Dayton’s Historic Carillon Park, Dayton, Ohio Details & Photos »

The Contemporary Dayton - Art Auction 2021
The Historic Dayton Arcade, Dayton, Ohio Details & Photos »

Akron Autism Fundraiser
Akron, Ohio Details »

Fayette County Regional Humane Association
Washington Court House, Ohio Details & Photos »

The New School Montessori
Cincinnati, Ohio Details »

The Villages Regional Hospital Foundation
Lady Lake, Florida Details »

The Gala of Hope - Record Breaking Fundraiser
Beavercreek, Ohio Details & Photos »

SPCA "Hollywoof" Fur Ball
Sharonville Convention Center, Ohio Details & Photos »

The New School Montessori
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio Details »

St. Vincent DePaul Benefit "Retrofittings"
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio Details & Photos »

Gala of Hope
Beavercreek, Ohio Details »

Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation
Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
Netherlands Hilton, Cincinnati, Ohio Details »

LLS Finale, Ponitz Great Hall at Sinclair College
Dayton, Ohio Details »

Spring Valley Academy Fundraiser
Moraine, Ohio Details »

The Antioch School Fundraiser
Yellow Springs, Ohio Details »

Pet Afflaire for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Presidential Banquet Center, Kettering, OH Details »


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THURSDAY IS THE NEW SATURDAY. THAT MAKES WEDNESDAY THE NEW FRIDAY. As you plan your future event and wonder how you can increase your bottom line, consider moving your benefit date to a weekday. Think about all your set cost by suppliers needed to execute your event. Those dollars cut into your bottom line.

Everybody chooses Friday or Saturday for their benefit, which makes it hard for you to cut any kind of deal when those days are saturated.

Would your supporters attend your event on a workday if your event ended by 10:30pm? Would your suppliers charge less on an evening that is now idle for them? I think so.

Over the years I have had wildly successful Monday, Wednesday and Thursday events. So can you.

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The DABR held a small event at Benham's Grove in Centerville on a Monday night with wine tasting, appetizers and just under 120 guests. The total value of items offered for auction was $4,300, which sold for $7,475 in 35 minutes.

You don't need 300 guests on a Saturday night black tie affair at an expensive banquet hall. Any small non profit can duplicate this result, and I can show you how at a reasonable fee.


"I have been an Executive in non-profits for 25 years, and conducted several auctions including many in California. Without a doubt, Doug Sorrell is the best auctioneer I have ever seen..."

Kipra Heermann
The Little Art Theatre, Yellow Springs, Ohio

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