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Specializing in Charity & Benefit Fundraising

Raising the Bid specializes in Auctioneering Live & Silent Auctions as well as Emceeing, Guest Speaking and exceeding expectations. We deliver memorable entertaining experiences and guarantee high revenue generation for your charity.  We also provide our clients with amazing, luxurious, exotic, unique auction items  that are used to help in Raising the Bid!

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) had a dream to take their annual live charity auction event to new heights and raise record donations for the Ottawa Children's Breakfast Program.


With our unique auction techniques, 14, 000 kids ...

We've had the opportunity to have worked with a variety of organizations and associations varying from non-profit to corporate. Although our clients events have ranged in size from 75 guests to over 5,000, our passion and experience lends itself to fit any style of event that comes up.  Here are just a few of our memorable experiences ... 

Ryan E. Watson Raising the Bid @ MPI event for Ottawa Children's Breakfast Program
MPI Auction in Ottawa Raising the Bid

Watch Raising the Bid's Principal Auctioneer Ryan warm up the crowd!

Our goal at Raising the Bid is to provide effective and entertaining solutions designed to boost your revenues and guest experience.

Our professional auctioneers and emcee's work with your team to design solutions tailored specifically to raising the maximum amount of money for your charity.​


“Our organization is a grass roots one and our annual gala had never included a live auctioneer before.  Needless to say,   I was very hesitant as it was my decision to use one.   From the instant I had contact with Ryan, I felt comfortable. ... Ryan was a pro from the moment he walked on the gala stage.  His high energy, his sense of fun and his expertise facilitated us in raising so much more than we ever thought we could. ... Ryan, thank you so very much for your patience, energy, approachability and most of all, your creative ideas.  I truly look forward to working with you for many years to come!”

Karen St. Jean, You and Me for Memories

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