Corinne is hands down the best auctioneer we have ever hired! Her attentive focus on OUR organization, our mission and our goals was clearly reflected in the evening "performance". Not only was she a top notch auctioneer and entertainer, she also supported and encouraged us all along the way. Our gala committee this year was all new, untrained and small. Corinne selflessly jumped in and supported, guided and worked with us throughout the entire process. Her commitment far surpassed our hopes and as a direct correlation, we exceeded our fundraising goals by 25%! Her presence & leadership made this gala the most fun & successful yet!
-----St. John's Episcopal School
Judy Kennedy, Development Office
"Corinne you were absolutely wonderful! We are so glad we hired you. We are estimating that we raised twice as much as last year! Crazy! Happy holidays, and we will make sure to write you a stellar review." --- Nancy Benter, Marketplace Church after their 12/15/2018 event
"Hi Corinne, Thank you again for the great job you did to help us raise funds at our Justice Awards. You were humorous, prepared and very aware of everything happening in the room – you made it look easy, even though I know it's not."
-----Nisha Joshi, Office Manager
Western Justice Center
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 certain 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 12 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!