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September 2011 | Issue No. 33

Note from Kathy

 
Kathy Kingston
 

Kathy shares how to boost fundraising auction profits with Consulting at the National Auctioneers Association
Benefit Auction Summit
Photo Credit: Connie Johnson

Ready to raise WAY more money? I am!

That's why I'm soaking up fresh fundraising ideas from our Benefit Auction Summit and tuning up my auction chant at a benefit bid calling workshop. Do I hear a million?

Innovation and education are your keys to success. That's why I'm excited to offer you leading-edge methods, profit-making classes and a NEW Teleseminar Series designed around your toughest challenges and most requested topics.

Please join me for my NEW *FREE* Teleseminar on 9/29. I'll show you how to raise 20% or more and have more fun too. Register even if you can't make it, I'll send a free audio replay.

Always BIDhi!

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PS: NEW Half-Day Workshop
October 12 Foxboro, MA
.
Learn Kathy's Top 10 Methods to Thrive in this New Economy - really!
Take away thousands of dollars of proven ideas Super Special Price: $67! Only $20 for each additional person!
Register now!

PPS: *FREE* Teleseminar: September 29th.
6 'Must-Do' Practices for Creating Fundraising Auctions that Raise Serious Money"
Grab your spot here

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

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Feature Article

LIGHT IT RIGHT!

Proper Benefit Auction Lighting Ignites Bidding

Don't loose thousands of dollars with a under-lit auction venue!

Specific benefit auction lighting is critical to maximize your fundraising auction success.

 
Bad Lighting
 
Dim Lighting = Dismal Dollars!
  Bad Lighting
 
Lights Up for Auction Time!

A huge error that many auction committees make is to set low level 'dinner style mood lighting' during the live auction and fund-a-need.

My Kingstonism: "Dim Lighting = Dismal Dollars." With so much riding on the success of your auction: Why risk it?

Light the real stars of the auction - your treasured auction guests.

Please read my article for brilliant insights about how to light your charity auction venue to optimize fundraising!

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For Nonprofits & Schools

**FREE** Teleseminar
"6 'Must-Do' Practices for Creating Fundraising Auctions that Make Serious Money"
September 29, 2011  
Register here!

NEW Teleseminar SERIES
First Tele-Class October 13, 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

"From 2009 to 2010, and with Kathy's leadership, we doubled our silent and live auction proceeds and tripled our paddle raise. Kathy convinced me to start our paddle raise at $5,000, which made me nervous, but she was absolutely correct as two hands went up. By the time she asked at the $2,500 level half the room was participating! But whether our guests were comfortable given at these levels or $250 she made everyone feel terrific about their contributions and created a wonderfully supportive community for the Hospital."

- Susan Ludwig, Special Events Manager
Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Norwalk, CT

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

Chugach Range, Anchorage Alaska

Chugach Range, Anchorage Alaska
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