In 1993 Tom DiNardo founded DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers
is currently ranked as one of the "Top 4 charity auction firms in the nation" and Mr. DiNardo has been referred to as "One of the nations preeminent charity auctioneers". Tom has appeared as a featured celebrity auctioneer on TLC's Wrecks to Riches
television program. Mr. DiNardo has worked with luminaries such as the Tonight Show's Jay Leno, baseball legend Yogi Berra, Chef Tyler Florence, and Joe Piscopo. Tom is also a Senior Professional Appraiser
(S.P.A.) registered with The Appraisal Foundation. He is credited as being the first auctioneer in the nation to join the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Tom is also a member of the National Association of Professional Appraisers (NAPA) and the International Sommelier Guild (ISG). Tom DiNardo's fundraising biography is included in Who's Who in America.
As a keynote speaker, Mr. DiNardo has conducted fundraising summits for national organizations such as the Center for Nonprofit Success in Washington DC and also the Center for Nonprofit Management in Los Angeles. Coast to coast and all points in between, Tom DiNardo creates informative and entertaining sessions for entry level professionals and volunteers to veteran nonprofit executives and their board members.
Prior to entering into his chosen craft of auctioneering and fundraising consulting, Tom had worked in the wine industry in both California and Washington. Tom DiNardo is a sommelier diplomate with the International Sommelier Guild, and he is currently the only benefit auctioneer and fundraising consultant in the nation holding that credential. Mr. DiNardo is a wine judge for many international wine competitions and he was recently inducted into the Commanderie de Bordeaux. He is a regular contributor to WineSquire.com and also a freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast
, and Sante
magazines.Tom DiNardos fundraising colleagues have described him as "A true renaissance man". For nonprofits that desire to know more about fund-raising, charity auctions, appraisals of donated items for charitable tax deductions, and or special wine events then Tom is your man. Mr. DiNardo's seminar topics include:
(1) Appraisal Fairs for Your Nonprofit.
(2) Appraising Donated Items for Charitable Tax Deductions.
(3) Challenging Your Board to Do More for Your Special Event Fundraiser.
(4) Charity Auctions Are Still The Best Form of Fundraising.
(5) Charity Wine Events What You Need to Know and Do!
(6) Fund-A-Need Programs in Your Special Events.
(7) Fundraising in The One Person Development Shop.
(8) If Life is A Cabernet, Then Why is Our Charity Drinking Water?
(9) Special Events Fundraising.
(10) Keeping Special Event Themes Fresh.
Tom welcomes the opportunity to serve your organization. For more information about Tom DiNardo and or to discuss his availability for nonprofit workshops, trainings, or conferences please call (888) 503-0828 or visit his web site www.DiNardoandLordAuctioneers.com.