Ron Rhoden, BAS
As a professional fundraising auctioneer and consultant, I have been assisting non-profit organizations and helping them raise more money to support their missions through fundraising auctions for over eight years.
Understanding the science and art of the benefit auctions and helping nonprofit organizations reach the next level in their fundraising efforts is my passion. I truly enjoy reading the latest research and case studies on donor engagement. I also spend a lot of time listening to podcasts and watching webinars related to fundraising event strategies, philanthropy, and donor psychology.
Over the last 5 years, I have dedicated myself to learning everything possible to help non-profits increase fundraising event income and learn to use events as a catalyst for increased donor participation and engagement. I have had the privilege and honor of helping many organizations in the Columbus and surrounding areas achieve and exceed their goals. There is no better feeling than helping a charitable organization obtain the funds and engage the donors that they need to impact the world in a positive way.
I currently reside in a suburb just northeast of Columbus Ohio. I am happily married and my wife, Holly, and I enjoy nature, wildlife, great food and the company of our two rescue dogs, Duke the Cane Corso and Lucy the Dachshund. Outside of fundraising, I am interested in improv theatre, cooking, and fitness. I also enjoy attending networking groups and learning about new people and the charitable causes they are passionate about.