The Denver Post

Joanne Davidson

“I’ve seen a lot of wonderful things happen over the course of the 34 years that I have been covering charitable fundraising events for The Denver Post. But never have I witnessed anything like what happened at the 2019 edition of Firefly Autism’s Laugh Yourself Blue.

Organizers were already over the moon to have a record attendance of 800-plus, but nothing could have prepared them for the results of the special appeal that took place in the moments before headline comedian Adam Clayton-Holland took the stage.

In roughly 10 minutes, auctioneer Eric Goodman secured $1 million — that’s right, $1 million! — In donations.”

Executive Director Firefly Autism

Jesse Ogas

“Eric Goodman's style and his gift of gab to connect with the audience really became apparent this year, when one of our donors committed a $500K dollar-for-dollar match and Eric was able to raise it the $500K that resulted in raising $1,000,000 in 10 minutes!!!  Eric brings professionalism, a great sense of humor and a passion for any organization he’s representing!  I would recommend him to anyone and I let all my colleagues in the industry know that if they want to raise money, Eric Goodman is their man!”

Director of Special Events for Mullen High School

Marie Adamson

“Eric is the reason why we raised the most money in the Live Auction and Paddle Raiser in 60 years. Both his energy and control of the crowd were unsurpassed. He has some clever ways to keep everyone focused and involved in the fundraising process. I recommend Eric as an auctioneer. We have not used him as an emcee; however, I believe he would also be wonderful in this capacity.”

Denver Broncos Safety

Justin Simmons

“Eric was unbelievable and did such a great job! He was assertive, not aggressive. He made the auction so fun to participate in. He was personable and funny.  He captured the whole audience’s attention with each new item. He is absolutely one of the best auctioneers I’ve ever seen!”

Development Director for Musana

Erin Moser

Having Eric Goodman at our event last year was transformational.  He helped us exceed our fundraising goal by nearly 200%, allowing us to accomplish so much more for our nonprofit.  Eric was personable, engaging and real.  The live auction became the true entertainment of the night, with Eric at the mic.  If you are contemplating whom to use for your next event, I highly recommend you choose Eric.  He will not disappoint!  

Director of Operations for Epic Experience

Colin Ferro

“We had a great experience working with Eric over multiple years. His passion and energy for the work he does in helping non-profits achieve their goals come through as soon as he hits the stage. He shared our mission so well and that is something that every non-profit needs for their events. He’s the best auctioneer we have worked with yet!”

Director of Advancement for Evergreen Country Day School

Samantha Boggs

“Eric was thorough, prepared, and thoughtful in his approach and he killed it!!  Not only did he read the crowd well and pace things appropriately, but he is hilarious and had the crowd howling. He was by far the best auctioneer we have had in the last few years, maybe ever and we are excited to have him back again for next year’s event. I highly recommend Eric!”

Executive Director of The Lion Project

Zakery Ferry

“Eric Goodman has been a professional voice and champion for us at the Lion Project. We have yet to meet another talent with so much passion. He brings with him incredible energy, excitement and a tasteful sense of humor. We love the job he does every year at our Galas and we'll continue to utilize his expertise. He has been a key component in doubling our revenue from Gala to Gala.” 

Special Events Coordinator for Lutheran Family Services

Katie Scherr

“Eric did a fantastic job at our recent gala, which is our agency’s premier fundraising event.  This was our second year working with Eric, and both years he exceeded our expectations.  Eric is professional, direct, and has a great sense of humor, making him a joy to work with.  And, not only did Eric help us meet our fundraising goal, but we nearly doubled it!  I highly recommend working with Eric.”

Business Partner with the Lion’s Club

Rob Peterson

“As part of my company's mission, we participate in a variety of community-centered activities.  Our focus has been on work with the Lion Project - a growing non-profit that helps a variety of missions every year.  Like all non-profit organizations, The Lion Project holds a gala to help raise money to further the cause.  For the last 2 years, Eric Goodman as hosted our event.  Eric brought an amazing energy to our events each year that’s helped radically increased our fundraising totals.  There is an authenticity and enthusiasm that draws people in and makes them want to be a bigger part of the group that they love.  I'm looking forward to what we can get done at this year's event!”

Donor at the 2018 Denver Big Brothers Big Sisters Event

Doug Ottewill

“I attended the Boys and Club fundraising dinner in Denver and was impressed by the auctioneer, Eric Goodman. Not only did the room have a great vibe and people seemed to be having fun, but also Goodman was able to seamlessly weave in the important message and values of the organization. And that doesn’t happen without an auctioneer who knows what he’s doing.” 

Executive Vice President at First Bank

Joe Fortna

“Eric Goodman brings the same passion and energy that we have grown accustomed to on the radio to his event and fundraising work.  Eric is witty and really engages with the audience on an individual level.  And in both events that I have seen Eric, he’s exceeded their fundraising goals and one doubled its goal.  I had no doubt that Eric added a ton of momentum to both events and frankly made them fun and memorable.  Eric is a true professional in this space and can be trusted to provide a great experience for your guests and great results for your cause.”

Director of Development for Family Homestead

Shalene M. Onyango

“Eric Goodman will take your fundraising and your organization to the next level.”