"Corinne has done it again! Her ability to bring out the best in our Silent and Live items brings out the best in our bidders. For anyone new to auctions, Corinne is right there when you need her and is always aware of the latest trends in auction fundraising. You will be quite happy with your bottom line. We certainly were."
-----St. John's Episcopal School
Judy Kennedy, Development Office
If you think professional charity auctioneers are a commodity and you are looking for the low-cost option, thinking your organization will make more money, please don't request me for your event. You can't save your way to prosperity -- I may not be your low-ball quote, but I'm pretty sure I'll produce better results!
Successful charity auctions are both an art and a science. If you are looking to raise more money, more easily, with less stress on staff and volunteers, then I am the one for YOU! I have a successful track record of showing my clients how to increase their auction revenue by 20-25..up to 400%, while bringing my engaging and playful style to the stage. The results -- audiences that give generously, have a great time, and can't wait to come back next year! And, no auction is too big...or too small: I have worked at events that have raised as little as $7500 to some that have raised $3M or more!
I have been involved in the charity auction business with Northwest Benefit Auctions for over 10 years, and am recognized as one of the top female charity auctioneers in the country. Founded in 1993, NWBA has developed a national and international reputation helping literally thousands of organizations exceed their goals. During the last 10 years, I have traveled nationally and internationally, filling literally every role possible in the charity auction world, from Event Staff to Auction Consultant, Procurement Specialist, Master of Ceremonies, Trainer, Event Coordinator, and of course Auctioneer. I am the co-author of “The Big Book of Benefit Auctions,” published by John Wiley and Sons, which is available wherever books are sold. The Big Book is used internationally by numerous major not-for-profit organizations and is considered the “authority” on how to plan and conduct successful auction events.
I have an exceptional knowledge of the charity auction process and recognize that the money is made as much in the planning stages as in the auctioning function, and I work with my clients throughout the planning process to assure success at the event. Having the auctioneer be more than “the voice” on stage brings the client to their expected results more quickly and easily, and reduces stress and burn out of volunteers and committee members. Of course, once the auction begins the audience wants an entertaining and fun experience, and my energy, playfulness and wit keeps the audience focused and the results maximized for the cause.
I have a particular passion for children, animals, sports and education and the environment, and love helping charities raise as much money as possible for their causes while providing an entertaining experience for the audience. I also pride myself on becoming “one” and intimately familiar with the cause so I can present the fundraising experience from a “we” perspective when working with your audiences. This passion, combined with my vast experience in all phases of auction planning and performance, make me an ideal combination for schools and other educational causes, nature- and nurture-related organizations, and anything involving children's and women's issues. Some of my clients include March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, PAWS, Humane Society, Seattle Children's Hospital, City of Hope, numerous public and private schools, Rotary, Kiwanis and other service clubs and many, many more.
I'm looking forward to bringing my expertise to your organization to help YOU realize greater success!