We wanted to celebrate our 30th year anniversary with record fundraising. April Brown came highly recommended and she did not disappoint. The advance collaboration with our team of volunteers and professionals helped us focus on the aspects of the event that connected our audience with the games, the silent auction and the live auction. Ben Bridge Jewelers donated $30,000 as an incentive match for the Fund-a-need. Jon Bridge commented, “She really knows what she is doing” and not only did we receive the match but we raised more money than expected. Let me also add, that I’ve never worked with a more prepared auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies. Mike Brown made sure that nothing was overlooked and he did a wonderful job with introductions and timeline management.
Puget Sound Business Travel Association
April Brown is an amazing auctioneer and fundraising professional. Puget Sound Business Travel Association is a vital growing organization. We have been so busy with meeting the needs of our membership that we had less time than ever to pull of a financially successful event. The combination of dedicated supporters and our committed sponsors and a highly skilled Auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies, the PSBTA auction raised record dollars this year for the Ronald McDonald House programs. April is unruffled. She’s smooth and savvy with bidders and she knows how to engage the audience. The compliments after our event were all great and April’s reputation is stellar. All of our sponsors complimented us on our choice of auctioneer. The PSBTA auction is held every two years. We hired April in 2017, 2019 and looking forward to 2021!
Low Income Housing Institute
I met April 12 years ago and we've brought her back year after year. Each year our auction has grown and her ideas are a big part of our success. She is a skilled auctioneer and has helped us set a record repeatedly. We can't imagine an auction without her.
We are so thankful for you and your expertise. Last year we doubled our goal and this year we went over our goal again! You are a game changer.
April you got rave reviews and we'd love to have you back next year. Everyone had a great time and we raised more money!
I am so happy to get to work with you again this year. Everyone loved the auction and had great things to say about you and Kevin. It was our best auction to date. I especially appreciate your willingness to share your wealth of knowledge while respecting my experience in fundraising. We make an excellent team.
I cannot express enough gratitude for your support and guidance throughout Music for the Animals. It was truly a pleasure working with and learning from you. Your support and your amazing team, helped us put together one of our best events. Thank you! We are thrilled to have partnered with Charity Auction World and look forward to continuing to work with you for years to come.
Seattle University Law School
Thanks for all the advice and support you gave us leading up to the auction. I knew we could count on you and your team to help us reach our auction goal. Several professors won the trips to Italy and Africa and they are excited about going. It was a great night and I couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you us plan a great auction. Everyone had so much fun and we made a lot of money for the kids backpack program. I enjoyed getting to know you and you are now part of the Turning Point family.
Saint Mary's Catholic School
April, Thank you for another great year. You are the best auctioneer and make my job so much easier. I've heard all good things about our auction and you and your staff. I appreciate your professionalism and talent. See you in 2019!
World Relief Seattle
April is a masterful auctioneer and her advice is perfect. We raised more money this year because of her energy and expertise. We look forward to working with her for many years to come.
You are the best auctioneer I've ever seen. Judy and I love the Bone Bash. It's our favorite event and you really know how to get people to bid.
Saint Bridget acadmemy
I cannot quote any numbers just yet, but from where we stand it looks like we have well-exceeded last year's numbers. Yay! Everyone I have spoken with had a wonderful time last night and enjoyed a great party. April, you were a whiz at finding extra money hanging out in people's wallets. Everyone is quite thrilled with the outcome and, speaking on behalf of the auction chairs and myself, we really enjoyed working with you and building that relationship. Charity Auction World is a top rate business! Thank you again for helping us turn out a super successful auction. It was a pleasure.
Jessica Eaves Matthews
I want to thank you for the wonderful performance and help planning our auction. You are easy to work with and I appreciate your flexibility around all the changes.
Bellingham Arthritis Foundation
April is the best auctioneer we've ever worked with. She arrives early with her master of ceremonies and helps us smooth out any last minute details. Mark Christopher was excellent and the feedback we've gotten about our gala has been all positive. We look forward to working with her again in 2018.
Puget Sound Pet Food Bank
April is an excellent auctioneer and we enjoyed Kevin, her master of ceremonies. They were fun and kept the auction moving right along. What a difference to work with a real auctioneer.
Tacoma COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Tacoma Wine Classic is the crown jewel of our fundraising and we wouldn't trust just any auctioneer with our event. April provides professional catalog reader and master of ceremonies and this makes a big difference in the entertainment value and the seamless transitions with our wine auction. We raise more money every year and I credit April for being part of our success.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Pacific Northwest Ballet Gala is held on opening night each year and it's an important part of our supporters experience. The gala has to move quickly & April is able to take direction while sharing the stage with our star performers. Since we sell so few items we expect them to sell for top dollar. Last year we made more money in the first three live auction packages than we did in the entire auction the year before.
FAmilies for Effective Autism Treatment
April is as passionate about conducting auctions for charity as we are about the missions we support. Her enthusiasm for is infectious, ensuring every guest has a terrific time and all items garner the highest bids. Her combination of presence and skills is why I look to her and continue my hearty endorsement of April to colleagues ever since she and I met many years ago.
Pacific Northern Academy
April Brown and Charity Auction World have been part of our auction for more than a decade. Her auctioneers are professional and excellent to work with. Michelle, April and Kevin had worked with us many times and we've never been disappointed. Quite the contrary. We know we can trust them for good advice while planning the auction and a stellar performance on auction night.
Mitochondrial Research Foundation
We look forward to our auction every year because we know we never have to worry about the auctioneer. I attend lots of auctions but I've never met another auctioneer who is as personable and engaging as she is with our auction. She's funny and keeps our auction moving. April has been our auctioneer for 15 years and we can't imagine hiring anyone else.
You are amazing! Last night was so much fun. Thanks for handling the sound and other technical issues with aplomb. Mike is so good and both you and Michelle are the best auctioneers. We look forward to working with you year after year.
The Meridian School
"You did a great job April. You made the auction fun and exciting. We raised a lot of money tonight thanks to you and your team"
Wow - thank you just does not capture all you did for us yesterday. We are so appreciate for all your training, mentoring and ideas to make our event grow to the next level. You are a gem to the non-profit world and to Team Works.
Arthritis Foundation -Seattle
We always look forward to our auction because we know we can count on you to be fun and entertaining. You are a great auctioneer and thank you for helping us set a record again in 2017.
Mountlake Terrace Booster Club
You ask me what I like best about what you do? Besides your excellent auctioneering skills and great ideas for changing our auction up each year, it's this. You are so easy to work with and make planning our auction easier all the way around. Your training materials are spot on and help to reduce our busy work and time we spend planning the auction. We love working with you and we are sold on the "auction team" concept.