Helping You Exceed Your Fundraising Goals!

Eric Goodman is a television and radio broadcaster with deep connections in the Colorado community. As a board member for a prominent local nonprofit, he has a keen understanding of the fundraising challenges that charities face, and he loves rolling up his sleeves and helping them meet that challenge head on.

As the drive time co-host of Afternoon Drive with Goodman and Shapiro on Mile High Sports Radio (AM 1340) in Denver,  Eric continuously brings his unabashed speaking style and animated personality to fundraising events.  In fact, over his 25-year career in sports media, including anchoring gigs at Fox Sports Net, Fox 31 in Denver, and CNN in Atlanta, as a benefit auctioneer/MC Eric isn’t afraid to ask your supporters to dig deep when making donations to your organization. He consistently comes prepared and ready to work hard at any event he hosts.

Eric says no one will come as prepared as he will to your event. His motto, coined by UCLA coach, John Wooden, is, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” He will come prepared and ready to give all he’s got. Organizations can count on Eric to help them raise a lot of money and achieve their fundraising goals.

The Value that Eric Brings:

ENGAGEMENT:
Eric is a 25-year veteran of television and radio broadcasting, and he has tremendous ability to connect with and react to an audience. His communication skills and his quick wit are enormous advantages when he’s conducting an auction. He will have your guests laughing hysterically and giving joyfully.

PURPOSE:
Eric believes that every single guest in the room is there because they want to support your organization. They may have come as the guest of someone else. They may have walked in not expecting to give anything. But he knows they’re there for a reason, and he helps them realize their purpose and the impact they can have and he gracefully and passionately encourages everyone in the room to bond together to support your organization.

PROFESSIONALISM:
Eric is a consummate professional who is always prepared, always adaptable and always focused on delivering the best fundraising results to help you continue your important mission.


In addition to raising money, the event must also deliver the following:

  • ENJOYMENT:  The event needs to be entertaining and enjoyable for the the attendees. Otherwise, they won’t give generously, they won’t tell their friends, and they won’t come back the next year.
  • PURPOSE:  The charity must tell the story of who it serves, what problems that constituency faces, what the nonprofit is doing to solve those problems and how the members of the audience can help.
  • SPONSORS:  The event must honor the sponsors and other major supporters who give so generously to allow the organization to continue it’s great work.
  • FUNDRAISING:  The event must capitalize on the unique fundraising opportunity that exists when hundreds of people are gathered in a room to hear a nonprofit’s mission.
  • AUCTIONEER:  The auctioneer’s task is to fulfill the FUNDRAISING plank of the event by raising as much money as possible, but it’s also the Auctioneer’s responsibility to enhance the ENJOYMENT the audience experiences,enhance the feeling of PURPOSE  and impact on the organization’s mission and show respect for the tremendous value that SPONSORS provide for the event.

Download Eric's Informational Flyer!

Download a free informational flyer about Eric Goodman’s Fundraising Auctioneer services. You may share this flyer with your team or committee members before selecting an auctioneer for your next fundraising event.

Prior to Your Event…

Our team is available to meet with you to help you determine:

  • The types of items that will raise the most money
  • The ideal number of items for the size and resources of your audience
  • The best order to present the items
  • Strategies for pre-determining bid amounts for big ticket items, so that you have a rough idea of how much money the items will raise.
  • Starting bid amounts for each item
  • Strategies that you can employ to enhance your special appeals and paddle raisers
  • How you can use crowd dynamics and goal setting to maximize your paddle raiser.

ERIC'S EXPERIENCE

As a prominent media personality in Denver (and previously in Chicago), Eric has had the honor of hosting numerous events for nonprofit organizations.

Eric has worked for 25 years in broadcast media, with an impressive resume that includes:

Current co-host of Afternoon Drive with Goodman and Shapiro on Mile High Sports Radio (AM 1340)

  • – Former Fox 31 sports anchor in Denver
  • – Former Fox Sports Net anchor in Chicago
  • – Former sports anchor at CNN in Atlanta
  • – Former columnist for Mile High Sports Daily

Eric has covered 13 professional sports franchisees in his career to date, including professional teams in Denver, Chicago, Kansas City and Buffalo (NY).

Eric graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a BA in Broadcast Journalism.

Eric’s motto is, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail,” a quote coined by UCLA coach, John Wooden.


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