Webinar: Benefit Auction Myth Busters IV

Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS Kingston Auction LLC & Michael Upp, Mitch-Stuart, Inc.

New Complimentary Webinar
Benefit Auction Myth Busters IV

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific

Who ya’ gonna call?

Go behind the scenes with Kathy and Michael. You’ll learn their insider secrets about what really works in this new economy to raise more funds. Don’t experiment alone. Sign up now to catapult your bottom line and cultivate your donors!

Discover how to avoid 6 new fundraising fallacies that are costing you thousands of dollars at your fundraisers, auctions, galas and benefit events. Find out what really inspires donors to give more. Learn a top secret to increase corporate sponsorships. Discover why free is so expensive. See if social media helps or hinders fundraising. Leverage the hottest trend in giving at events. Learn a fresh approach to motivate and engage your board of directors.

Join Kathy Kingston and Michael Upp as they exterminate these revenue-robbing myths:

Myth #1: You have pay for consignment items

Myth #2: All galas are for fundraising

Myth #3: You can’t figure out how much money you’ll raise

Myth #4: Live auction back up bidders will give in Fund a Need

Myth #5: The most important committee is Item Procurement

Myth #6: Great live auction items sell themselves

Bonus Myth: Coming Soon… stay tuned!

Even if you can’t attend this complimentary webinar, register anyway, we’ll send you a free replay!  


Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS
Kingston Auction Company, LLC

Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS, is author of Amazon best selling book A Higher Bid. She the founder and principal of Kingston Auction Company which has raised of millions of dollars for organizations nationwide. She is the creator of the Philanthropy Model of Fundraising Auctions.

Kathy, who has been a professional fundraising auctioneer for nearly three decades has been awarded two of the auction industry’s major awards, the 2012 Chuck Cumberlin Memorial Sportsmanship Award and the 2006 Rose Award from the National Auctioneers Association. Ms. Kingston holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) designation, only three percent of auctioneers worldwide have achieved this status. Kathy was a charter class member and has been an instructor of the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) professional designation program.

As a consultant, speaker and fundraising auction strategist, she conducts benefit auction seminars, tele-seminars and custom workshops for nonprofit and educational organizations as well as for professional auctioneers. Kathy holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Saint Louis University where in 1986 she was named “Woman of the Year.” In 2013, she was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame.


Michael Upp, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mitch-Stuart, Inc. Destinations of Excellence

Michael Upp brings more than 20 years of professional business development, leadership and management experience to Mitch-Stuart, Inc.  As Senior Vice President of business development, Michael develops new business opportunities with both charitable organizations and for-profit businesses.

Prior to joining Mitch-Stuart, Michael had spent the better part of his professional life in various sales management positions in the mortgage banking industry. Michael is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Incentive Marketing Association, a charter member of the Incentive Travel Council, and currently serves on ITC’S board of directors.

Michael is a former board member at Safe House Denver and charter member/co-chair of Safe House Men’s Committee Against Domestic Violence. He graduated in 1988 from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in finance.