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November 2011 | Issue No. 35

Note from Kathy

Raspberries

Ready for Pie!
Juicy Alaska Raspberries
Embellish this Handcrafted
Inupiat Birch Basket
Photo Credit: Kathy Kingston

Warm Thanksgiving wishes of abundance to you and your loved ones!

Speaking of abundance, I'm thrilled that many Fund-A-Need/Appeals are now raising strikingly more than Live Auctions!

Recently we raised 11 times the money in Fund-A-Need over Live in one auction! AND, over $100,000 at a first time Fund-A-Need ONLY event! Are YOU completely leveraging THE most profitable 10 minutes of your entire event? Read more...

Benefit Auctioneers: It's up to you! Are you ready you to master your Fund-A-Need and advanced revenue enhancement methods so you will fully support your nonprofits?

Please meet me in Scottsdale December 14 & 15 and transform your fundraising skills and your benefit auction business. Where else can you find this level of innovative, individualized fundraising auctioneer coaching? Spaces are limited, please sign up now! Special early-bird pricing ends TOMORROW!

Enjoy my watercolor: "Autumn Breezes on Great Bay" ... scroll down.

Always BIDhi!

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PS: Auctioneers: Early Bird price ends TOMORROW Beyond Bid Calling Workshop: December 14 & 15 Scottsdale, AZ Limited spaces, Register Now!

PPS: Kathy's Next TeleSeminar: "Optimize Your Ask!"
Do you know all 54 Asks in Benefit Auctions? Wednesday, December 7 at 1pm EST / 10am PST Learn more

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Feature Article

EPIC FUNDRAISING AUCTION TREND:
Excellent Fund-A-Need Appeals
Outperforming Live Auctions!

Kathy Kingston

Kathy shares high performing Fund-A-Need techniques at her seminar. Photo credit: Debby Hoffman - Adair

Are you optimizing this HUGE Benefit Auction Trend? Do you know that many Fund-A-Need/Special Appeals are now raising strikingly more than Live Auctions!

This most profitable trend of the new economy is reverberating all across the country.* Are YOU completely leveraging this HUGE income stream? Literally this is the most IMPORTANT 10 minutes of your entire auction fundraiser!

For example, just a several weeks ago, we raised 11 times the money in Fund-A-Need more than our client's Live Auction. AND, a Fund-A-Need ONLY event is not unusual. Consider that I raised in excess of $100,000 with a first time event with no auction - exclusively a compelling Fund-A-Need! 

Read More...

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For Nonprofits & Schools

NEW TeleSeminar SERIES
Kathy's Next TeleSeminar: "Optimize Your Ask!"
Do you know all 54 Asks in Benefit Auctions? Wednesday,
December 7 at 1pm EST / 10am PST Learn more or register
 

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

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

"My mind is still reeling with all the new insights I have gained on how to help with my Non-Profit fundraising efforts. You have turned this Print Rep's thoughts in a whole new direction on how to promote an auction and raise more money and for that I thank you."

- Sally S. Esborn, Business Development Manager
Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services

"I attended Kathy Kingston's course, "Beyond Bid Calling" in Texas. The hands on training and roll playing gave me the knowledge and confidence that I needed to be able to raise more money for my non profit clients. My first client after class reaped the benefits during the Special Appeal by raising more money than expected. I was even able to pick up a new client that night as a result of my "performance". Thank you Kathy for sharing your knowledge with us!"

- Christie King, CAI, AARE, BAS
C King Benefit Auctions, President and Founder, Alabama

"Last year alone our auction team raised an additional $5 million for our nonprofit clients because of the advanced skills I learned in your Beyond Bid Calling Workshop. I will continue to be the first in line for any of your seminars, and will forever be in debt for all that you have taught and given to me, my family and our business."

- Jeff Maynard, President & CEO
Maynard & Associate Elite Benefit Auctioneers & AuctionHaus

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

Autumn Breezes on Great Bay

"Autumn Breezes on Great Bay"
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