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Dedication to the Cause: Karen's Service Suite

A leading benefit auctioneer, Karen Sorbo’s dedication to the cause and consistently impressive results have gained her a reputation as the nation’s benefit auction expert. For 30+ years, she has engaged audiences with her natural effusive energy, commanding yet elegant stage presence and precision techniques. Karen has raised almost $1 billion dollars from stage conducting just under 3,000 auctions since graduating from both the Missouri Auctioneer School and World Wide College of Auctioneering in 1993.

Experienced Benefit Auctioneer

With 30+ years of expertise in benefit auctions, Karen ensures your event's success. Partnering with your organization, Karen advises on auction items tailored to your audience. As a seasoned Master of Ceremonies, she optimizes event flow, deeply engaging guests with your cause. Karen's streamlined event production process guarantees a seamless and profitable experience.

Karen's streamlined event production process guarantees a seamless and profitable experience.

Passionate Fund-A-Need Auctioneer

Experience the power of Fund-A-Need with Karen's proven success strategies. Leverage her passion and understanding of your cause to elevate fundraising results.

Contact Karen Sorbo, your expert benefit auctioneer, for your next event!

Event Services

Elevate your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts with Karen Sorbo’s comprehensive suite of services. As a seasoned benefit auctioneer and fundraising consultant, Karen provides expert guidance and support across all aspects of event planning, strategy development, and execution. Explore our range of offerings below to discover how Karen can help maximize the success of your next fundraising event.

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Event consultation

Provide expert advice and guidance on event planning, strategy, and execution to help nonprofits maximize the effectiveness of their fundraising events.

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Fundraising Strategy Development

Assist organizations in developing comprehensive fundraising strategies tailored to their specific goals, audience, and resources.

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Donation Solicitation

Leverage networks and expertise to help nonprofits solicit donations from individuals, businesses, and other organizations, increasing the quantity and value of items available for auction.

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Auction Item Procurement

Assist with sourcing and procuring high-quality auction items and experiences that appeal to donors and drive bidding activity.

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Live Appeal or Fund-A-Need

Facilitate live appeals or fund-a-need segments during fundraising events, encouraging attendees to make direct donations to support specific programs or initiatives.

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Emcee or Hosting Services

Serve as event emcee or host, guiding attendees through the program and keeping them engaged and entertained.

Personal Services

Auctioneer Training Programs

Develop and facilitate auctioneer training programs that cover the fundamentals of auctioneering, including bid calling techniques, auction terminology, legal and ethical considerations, and best practices for conducting successful auctions.

Auctioneer Mentorship

Karen Sorbo has spearheaded mentorship programs, guiding over 25 aspiring auctioneers through hands-on training, shadowing opportunities, and personalized coaching to develop their skills and confidence in the auction industry.

Resilience Training

Discover the keys to personal resilience and unlock your potential for joy, positivity, and aliveness with Karen Sorbo's specialized coaching and workshops. Gain the tools to overcome adversity, cultivate happiness, and thrive in every aspect of your life.

Simply put, you are the best! What a fabulous job you did. Everyone raved about you — the audience adored you. You have always been there for us. You absolutely have a passion for our mission — and you never let us down!!! Thank you for your wonderful, contagious spirit.

~ Perspectives Family Services, Minneapolis, MN

We were very impressed in how you handled your duties. It was not only very business-like, but very entertaining. The people in attendance had a lot of fun and they did not feel uncomfortable ‘shelling out the coin’ for the cause.

~ St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

Thank you for your great work at the gala. Not only did we have an excellent financial outcome, many people remarked on how they appreciated your approach. Thank you again Karen.

~ Courage Center, Minneapolis, MN

Simply put, you are the best! What a fabulous job you did. Everyone raved about you — the audience adored you. You have always been there for us. You absolutely have a passion for our mission — and you never let us down!!! Thank you for your wonderful, contagious spirit.

~ Perspectives Family Services, Minneapolis, MN

We were very impressed in how you handled your duties. It was not only very business-like, but very entertaining. The people in attendance had a lot of fun and they did not feel uncomfortable ‘shelling out the coin’ for the cause.

~ St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

Thank you for your great work at the gala. Not only did we have an excellent financial outcome, many people remarked on how they appreciated your approach. Thank you again Karen.

~ Courage Center, Minneapolis, MN

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