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August 2011 | Issue No. 32

Note from Kathy

 
Kathy Kingston
 

Kathy Kingston from the Magnificent Alaskan Northwest Glacier (Click here for video)

Just back from Alaska! My highlight - a stunning glacier tour in Kenai Fjords where receding glaciers carve new landscapes.

This challenging economy reshaped our fundraising and auction landscape too. So if your fundraising is a bit frozen or even receded, I have GOOD NEWS!

Fundraising Auctions are booming. You can raise 20% more or even double your auction income! Really.

I'll show you. Watch your email for my new FREE Tele-Seminar next month. You'll get the latest, insider secrets, for holding effective, revenue-generating, fundraising auctions regardless of the economy!

Have fun the rest of the summer.

Always BIDhi!

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PS: Do I Hear A Million?
Listen to my NEW Podcast Now: Attract Power Bidders

PPS: Raise 30% or More at Your Next Auction! Click here for my new profit-making seminars!

PPPS: Auctioneers: Ready to Catapult Your Benefit Auctions?
Please join me for a NEW Advanced Fundraising Auctioneering Workshop "Beyond Bid Calling" Dec 14 & 15, 2011 Phoenix
Visit here for more details.

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Feature Article

Level UP! Generate More Benefit Auction Revenue with Multi-Tiered Admission Pricing

 
Kathy and Eli
  Auctioneer Kathy Kingston and Eli Manning, Giants Quarterback at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic and Benefit Auction

Want to know a simple way to bring in more revenue at your next gala auction or special fundraising event?  A super effective way to raise more money at your next fundraising event is to create multi-tiered pricing. This doesn’t need to be complicated. Simply create a VIP or Friend-Of rate and add an incentive for people to select it. 

For example, a VIP rate at your next event can include great benefits like valet parking, a VIP reception, special wine or a signature cocktail or even a memento of your great cause. 

And pay close attention to your new self-selected “VIP” or “Friend-Of” guests. These are guests with whom you will want to build a relationship for long term giving.

Read more about building revenue at your next auction event with multi-tiered pricing.

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For Nonprofits & Schools

**FREE** Tele-Seminar
"6 'Must-Do' Practices for Creating Fundraising Auctions that Make Serious Money"
September 22, 2011  
Watch your email for more details!

NEW Tele-Seminar SERIES
First Tele-Class October 6, 2011
8 NEW Monthly Hot Topics! Watch for more details.

World Class Fundraising Auctions Seminar
Nonprofit Auctions Can Thrive in the New Economy:
Learn Kathy's Top 10 Vital Auction Success Methods Now

October 12, 2011  Foxboro, MA  8:30AM to 12 Noon
Visit here for more details and to sign up. Special Price!

For Professional Auctioneers

Beyond Bid Calling Workshop
Advanced Fundraising Auctioneering Performance
How to Catapult Your Benefit Auction Income
December 14 & 15, 2011 Phoenix
Visit here for more details and to sign up

New Date: Benefit Auction Consulting Workshop
How to Create A Highly Profitable Stream of Income
for your Benefit Auction Business with Consulting
August 8 & 9, 2012 Chicago, IL
Visit here for more details and to sign up

MENTOR PROGRAMS
Learn how you can rapidly and substantially contribute to your personal and professional growth. Discover more about Kathy's NEW Private Roster Mentor Program

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Testimonials

"You were amazing!! Thank you so much for your expertise, guidance and flair! Most of all, thank you for taking Greater Boston PFLAG to the higher level."

- Pam Garramone, Executive Director
PFLAG of Greater Boston, Boston MA

"It was SUCH a pleasure to meet you and attend your fantastic workshop yesterday! Kristin speaks so highly of you and now I know why! Your passion and enthusiasm is contagious and I was truly inspired by you. Thank you for all the great info that I will certainly apply to so many aspects of my job moving forward."

- Paige Scanlon, Development Assistant
Youth Villages, Woburn, MA

Click here for more testimonials on my site...

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The BIDhi! Newsletter is written by Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS: http://www.KingstonAuction.com. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to: kathy@kingstonauction.com

2008-2011 Kathleen A. Kingston. All Rights Reserved.

Kathy's Watercolors

Purple Flowers

"Cape Cod Hydrangeas"
Original Watercolor by Kathy Kingston © 2011

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Who We Are

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We are award-winning auctioneers, providing cutting-edge consulting and innovative training for both non-profits and auctioneers. A national leader in fundraising auctions, Kingston Auction Company has raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout New England and across the country for over 25 years. The company founder and president is Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS. Come to us to make your next benefit fundraising auction a record-breaker.

Our affiliations include...

NAA Auctioneer National Auctioneers Association promotes professionalism of auctioneers and auctions through education and technology.


CAI AuctioneerCertified Auctioneers Institute is the most prestigious designation awarded in the industry - only three percent of auctioneers nationwide hold the CAI designation.

BAS Benefit Auctioneer SpecialistBenefit Auctioneer Specialist designation provides auctioneers with unique skills and strategies to conduct, plan and market fundraising auctions.

2011 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved