Danny understands the highly specialized field of fundraising auctioneering
As Canada’s first accredited Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), Danny—an honours graduate—is one of only three in Canada and just forty in all of North America.
The BAS designation was created by the National Auctioneers Association to provide advanced training in the preparation and execution of winning benefit auctions.
Through his ongoing association with BAS, Danny networks with the best in the business and thus provides your organization with a direct connection to the latest techniques and approaches that will ensure the success of your next event.
Danny’s absolute professionalism guarantees a thoroughly positive perception
When the crowd is gathered and the auction begins, your Benefit Auctioneer becomes the foremost representative of your organization. Unquestionable professionalism, genuine appreciation, and seamless management skills are critical to the attainment of your goals. These are exactly the elements that Danny brings to your organization’s on-stage event.
Like a skillful quarterback, Danny controls the myriad moving parts of your Benefit Auction, from the flow of the agenda and crowd control to the live and silent auctions, raffles, door prizes, unexpected incidents, and more. Danny ensures that your event runs seamlessly, and, as a result, makes your organization truly shine.
No-one in the business can sell like Danny
A great auctioneer is also a great salesman, and Danny is one of the best in the business. A former RE/MAX hall of famer, Danny understands the unique qualities of Benefit audiences, and knows exactly how to work with your buyers’ hot buttons.
Danny thinks on his feet to engage and hold your audience’s attention, build excitement for each item, qualify the buyers, remove objections, and close the deal, all in a matter of moments.
Danny brings entertainment and levity to the serious business of Benefit Auctions
Everybody loves to laugh, and Danny loves to make laughter happen. Danny knows more than anyone that an auction infused with great humour and entertainment will hold your audience’s attention until the very last item is sold. Maintaining control of the room translates directly into your bottom line, and Danny’s entertaining style and tremendous sense of humour is extremely effective at sustaining audience engagement throughout the entire auction.
There’s another reason why humour and entertainment are such an important part of successful Benefit Auctions. Charities are often focused on some very sobering concerns—emergency shelters, cures for diseases, hospices for the dying—and keeping things light at your event is a wonderful counterbalance to the underlying seriousness of the business at hand.
With his “tricks of the trade”, Danny ensures a significant increase in the success of your Benefit Auction
When you engage Danny Hooper for your event, you are virtually guaranteeing a significant and measurable increase in your charity’s bottom line, often by as much as 40% when compared to previous “non-Danny” events.
Danny’s unique Benefit Auctioneering skills include innumerable “tricks of the trade,” many of which are his own inventions. The Wild Card™, the $100 Signature, the Blind Hat Auction, Spontaneous Double-Ups—these and more will add significant real dollars to your event’s revenue.
I love watching someone who has mastered their craft, and this guy is the best in the business.
Jack Canfield, co-creator of the
‘Chicken Soup For the Soul’ series
We recently attended Danny ‘s Fundraising Auction Seminar. We felt our brains would explode! When we implemented some of Danny’s ideas along with his OUTSTANDING emceeing and auctioneering expertise, our event DOUBLED its live auction results.”
Leslie Ritchie, Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta
Danny, thank you for helping to make the True Blue Gala such a huge success! Thanks to your humour and wit, our guests were treated to a memorable evening of laughs and fun. You managed to keep the mood light and entertaining while raising a TON of money for an important cause–a safer Edmonton. As they left, our guests commented they hope you’ll be back next year! A heartfelt thanks Danny!
Edmonton Police Foundation
Our event was by all accounts a great success as a direct result of your consummate professionalism and skill. We chatted briefly about the importance of working with the best and there is no doubt that is what you are. Once again it was a privilege to work with you and we look forward to doing it again next year.
Kenneth L. Cantor
AB Diabetes Board
Your fee was recovered as soon as the Auction began; your comedic skills delighted our guests and provided a financial windfall for us
Sheila Edmonds, Devon Craig,
Co-chairs, Hoofbeats & Heartbeats Gala
supporting WELCA (Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association)