Over A Decade of Philanthro-tainment

With Over $40 Million Raised For Charities

Over A Decade of Philanthro-tainment

With Over $40 Million Raised For Charities

Magnetic and distinctive performance

to make your event unforgettable.

You want a professionally delivered, strategically crafted and entertaining performance that expertly builds audience excitement and energy through humour and interaction. The Auctionista understands what it takes to touch hearts and souls, putting your cause front and centre.

With The Auctionista, you get:

  • a powerhouse performance on stage and virtually
  • Custom content developed specifically for your event and cause
  • A fast-paced, dynamic program blending your core messaging with an emotional appeal

Live Auction

Philanthro-tainment at its finest. Dynamic combination of live auction and masterfully crafted fundraising strategies to make your event unforgettable.


One compelling impact story. 11 minutes. Cause-connect created. Fundraising goal achieved.

Event Hosting

Professionally delivered, strategically crafted and an entertaining performance that expertly builds audience excitement, energy leading to inspired giving.

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Unlock the Art and Science of Fundraising Success

with expert training.

The Auctionista Fundraising Techniques provide a step-by-step breakdown to make the most of your events. Layne travels across the globe to educate non-profit staff and volunteers about the best practices for their efforts. Their tried-and-true strategies make up the magic mix and will change the landscape of successful fundraising for your organization.

Learn from Layne’s expertise to upgrade your fundraising abilities.

With The Auctionista Fundraising Techniques,

we are:

  • Moving the dial on philanthropy
  • Raising the fund factor
  • Bringing leading-edge trends to clients
  • Making our communities stronger
Layne, The Auctionista



Auction Design

Improv Skills


How to build a cause-connect story and raise funds in under 11 minutes

Auction Design

How to understand the art, science and psychology of live fundraising

Improv Skills

How to break out of your comfort zone and learn skills to dazzle donors

Helpful Resources

Three Ideas To Spice Up Your Fundraising Event

Three ideas to spice up your fundraising event Is your event stuck in a bit of a rut? Are you looking to spice things up but not turn your event 100% upside down? Here are three simple changes to consider when planning your next annual fundraiser.

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Special Events Super Star Strategies

How to raise the fund factor at your next event I work with a lot of amazing charities of various sizes and sectors. They are all creative and resourceful. Several use special fundraising events as a springboard to greater or deeper donor engagement.

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You are in the throes of planning your event; scrolling through Pinterest to jolt your creative juices, hoping to spark creative ideas on how to bring that “blank-slate” venue alive. Will your guests arrive and feel that WOW FACTOR?

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Mobile Bidding on the Rise!

Mobile bidding is simple, fun and interactive, all while capturing donor data. Mobile bidding is quickly on the rise in today’s charity fundraising environments; it gives a spark of energy to your silent auction and makes Fund-A-Need easy.

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Choose Layne, The Auctionista

For the right energy to raise record-breaking funds

“I used to be a non-believer until I met Layne, aka The Auctionista, and I saw the profound difference having a trained professional do a live auction makes. The key differences are strategy, professionalism, and funds.”
– Ann Rosenfield, CFRE , Executive Director , WoodGreen Foundation

“Layne is an extraordinary auctioneer … they bring incredible energy, passion and a flair for making auctions fun, fast and profitable. Layne has the ability to connect with the crowd, draw them in, highlight the charity and its needs and close the deal … I HIGHLY recommend Layne.”
– Mary McPherson CFRE, Vice President Fundraising & Chief Development Officer at The Arthritis Society

Don’t just take our word for it!

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“It was our pleasure to work with Layne the Auctionista for our first-ever HeartWorks at Home Virtual Gala. While the original plan was a star-studded evening in NYC, we had to quickly pivot when the pandemic made an in-person gala impossible. Layne pivoted seamlessly right along with us. Their strategic input during our planning process was invaluable. We broke barriers together, with new hardware, new technology, and various locations in two countries. Layne and their team were partners throughout the process and our event was a huge fundraising success. In front of the crowd – even online – their personality shined, with excitement and passion for our mission. Viewers loved the show and they donated.”
-Eileen Masciale, Chief Program Officer, The Marfan Foundation, New York City, New York USA