Low Income Housing Institute
April Brown is an expert collaborator, trainer and performer. Her team is easy to work with and our annual LIHI auction is a success year after year. April invests her time and expertise in the planning process and helps us create a signature affair we look forward too. Her energy is contagious and her auctioneering skills are unmatched. She has the unique ability of developing rapport with everyone. She is an amazing talent and we are fortunate to have her on our team for more than a decade.”
Archbishop Murphy High School
Michelle and April are a joy to work with. It is great working with a graduate of Archbishop Murphy and such dedicated and professional auctioneers. We rebooked both for 2016 and I’ve recommended Charity Auction World to Catholic Schools in our area.
Our charity auction had been limping along for more than 10 years and we were so disappointed in the charity auctioneers we hired that we changed nearly every year. I’m so glad we changed one more time and hired Seattle Auctioneer, April Brown. April proved her expertise instantly. She’s been with us five years and our proceeds have grown right along with our friendship.
The best fundraising decision I ever made was hiring April Brown and Charity Auction World for our annual benefit auction gala. It was a bit more expensive than the auctioneers we’ve used, but the financial result was over the top! This was the first time we have ever worked with a team of professionals that included a master of ceremonies and a catalog reader. They enticed our audience to spend $25,000 more than last year! WOW! It was a record night!
April Brown is the best auctioneer. She made more money for us than we could have possibly imagined!! Even the board members who wanted the TV personality were blown away. We far exceeded our auction goals where it counts, in the bottom line. And they were a blast to work with!
We’ve never worked with a more professional auction company. Thanks for loaning us the easels and bringing the dessert dash forms. After last year’s dreadful auction we almost cancelled the event. Now that we’ve found you, we look forward to many years together.Testimonial
As an event planner, I can’t tell you how many really bad auctioneers I’ve had to work with. You are a true professional. Thanks for meeting with me yesterday and sharing your wealth of knowledge. Both you and Michelle have great energy and I’ve heard wonderful comments about you from other event planners and executive directors… you understand the importance of everyone’s role and our desire to work together and please clients. Thanks again for the gift card and I will arrange the donor party asap.Catrina Coulson Bella Notteas
Aprils’s advice and training is amazing. I’ve never met anyone with more ideas for helping us raise money. She helped us focus on our resources and avoid mistakes and she’s always ready to try something new. We tried games for the first time and they were a big hit and the way she does the Fund-a- need made everyone feel honored. She got every penny in the room. She understands our strengths and limitations and she saves us time and helps us raise more money. April makes all the difference in how our auction and guests feel about Bridge Ministries.
April Brown is a joy to work with. She’s been our charity auctioneer for more than 15 years and we look forward to working with her year after year. She is a great performer and so easy to work with. Each year she helps us come up with something new for raising more money.Christ the King, Charity
Our benefit auction would have been a disaster if it wasn’t for April Brown and her Charity Auction World Team. We had trouble getting into the venue on time and we were running late getting setup on auction day. April and her team pitched in folding tent cards, distributing menus and making sure everything was ready when the doors open up. We could not have pulled this off without them.
For years we hired an auctioneer who showed up on auction night and usually did an okay job. This year we hired April Brown of Charity Auction World. April nailed it! We made nearly twice as much money. You can’t compare what she did for us to any other auctioneer
April, I can’t thank you enough for working with us. You were worth every cent. It was hard to convince the Board to pay twice as much as the auctioneer we had in 2015 but they were sold the minute Mike and Michelle walked on stage. This year we raised $123K – twice as much (60K in 2015). The only change we made was hiring your personnel. We had no idea that an auctioneer would meet with us as often as you did and show up not just on time, but an hour early and prepared! Last year our auctioneer arrived during the silent auction and wanted us to change the live auction order before he walked on stage. He offended our volunteers and audience. Worse he flicked his sweat onto the audience like it was holy water. What a difference you all made. Mike and Michelle knew the catalog before they arrived and Mike helped us with the timeline well in advance. I can’t say enough about your knowledge and advice. You saved us countless hours of time. We are booking you again for 2017.
April, thank you again for another successful auction with PNA. It’s been more than a decade of successful auctions although we missed working with you this year. Michelle and Mike did a great job and our parent’s loved them too. I know you are booked all over the US, but please put us on the schedule for 2017 and we are happy with either you or Michelle as our auctioneer.
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