TESTIMONIALS

Trisha is great at helping us organize our live and silent auction.  She has ideas of potential donors and the experience to make your auction awesome!​

Lisa Gentlemen

American Lung Association

I first met Trisha in 2015 as a Special Events Coordinator for a small non-profit. She had been asked to provide auctioneer services for the annual gala we were planning. 
 
We met ‘virtually’ several times throughout the planning process to discuss the evening and how to best maximize our fundraising. Trisha reviewed our live auction items and offered information on best practices and trends to make the live auction better than ever. 
 
At this point I was already impressed. Not only was the auctioneer providing day of services she was also consulting with our team. After several meetings we felt prepared and ready for the gala.
 
As the night progressed I was able to see Trisha in action. She commanded the audience from the start – encouraging them to bid and successfully kicked off the evening. Her suggestions were welcomed by the crowd – little did I know the best part of the program was yet to come.
 
Watching Trisha during the Fund A Need portion of the auction solidified my opinion – she is the best auctioneer in the industry. Guests were immediately drawn into the stories and presentation. After the event I kept hearing, ‘Who was the auctioneer? She was wonderful!’
 
After starting work on planning a second gala I knew there was no one else I’d rather work with than Trisha. She researched the agency and reviewed statistics about the audience and donors and showed up with a strategy that tripled the Fund A Need giving from two years prior.
 
Taking Bids will take your fundraising event to the next level and are worth the investment. I can’t thank Trisha enough for her service and expertise.

Amy Smith 

Catholic Charities

Taking Bids has helped our organization’s special event grow in both size and revenue. Trisha Brauer is a delight to work with.  She is there at every step along the way to offer guidance and assistance.  The ideas which she implemented (same bid numbers for couples, folders for each number, timing of different auction components, etc.) were immensely helpful.  She checked in with me frequently to see if there was anything she could assist with.  I would happily refer Taking Bids to any other organization looking to improve their fundraising events.

James Townsend

Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas

Working with Trisha Brauer and the Taking Bids Fundraising team was a dream come true! MFCAA is a small organization with a growing gala that takes time, energy and effort to put on every year. Without the help and support we received from Trisha our event wouldn’t be where it is today. 


In just one year our auction grew in size, the amount we raised in both silent and live auctions was higher than years past and the games/revenue enhancers that Trisha suggested really made a positive impression on our audience.


The benefits received in comparison to the dollars spent are above and beyond. From answering questions, providing leads for item procurement, meeting help, committee help and the onsite prep and work make all this team does for you worth every penny spent.


I don’t foresee a time in the future where MFCAA will NOT work with Trisha and the Taking Bids team!

 

Danielle Schweiger

Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association

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Thomas Marquis

L’Arche Heartland

Taking Bids provided us with personal service and helped us to improve our event.  They are knowledgeable, professional and courteous. We will use their services again and recommend them to anyone seeking the assistance they specialize in.  

Leigh Lynch

Arts in Prison

Trisha is a pleasure to work with! She brings exceptional energy and creative ideas to the table that have a direct impact on the bottom line. If you're looking for someone to take your auction to the next level, look no further.

Tori Snowden

National Kidney Foundation

Our event far exceeded our expectations, and a lot of that is due to Trisha’s ability to connect with our guests and convey the importance of our cause. Auctioneering isn’t just a job to her, and it shows in the thoughtful and personal contributions she made to our organization. We look forward to many more years working with Trisha, and Taking Bids Benefit Auctions!

Chris Smith

NextStep Kansas City

Trisha with Taking Bids Fundraising was absolutely amazing to work with. From our first conversation on the phone, to our event follow up Trisha was professional, outgoing, extremely helpful and always available when we needed her. I have never experienced an auctioneer that took such care to make sure that the event is going to be a success. On top of that, Trisha was knowledgeable and had a lot of great ideas to take our event to the next level. To say that our event was a success would be an understatement. Trisha and her team blew it out of the water and made the event more successful than we could have ever imagined. Her passion is contagious and you are doing your organization a disservice if you are not hiring Trisha and her team for your benefit auction.

 

Kathi Nicholls

Humane Society of Greater KC

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Kevin York

Operation Give-A-Bear 

Trisha was an excellent auctioneer and understood not only our fiscal goal but understood the organization and the crowd we would be catering to. I appreciated all Trisha's expertise and assistance to make our benefit the most profitable ever. I would highly recommend Trisha and her team for all your benefit auctioneering needs.

Crystal Denson

Cerner Corporation

Trisha was an excellent auctioneer and understood not only our fiscal goal but understood the organization and the crowd we would be catering to. I appreciated all Trisha's expertise and assistance to make our benefit the most profitable ever. I would highly recommend Trisha and her team for all your benefit auctioneering needs.

Crystal Denson

Cerner Corporation

Trisha Brauer was the auctioneer for the inaugural Beat the Blues event. Not only did she provide excellent guidance on timing, scheduling and auction items, she was fun to work with. Our guests loved her - and our auction exceeded our hopes and dreams. We plan to use Taking Bids Fundraising again!

Laci Maltbie

Sherwood Autism Center

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