|February 2012 | Issue No. 38|
Note from Kathy
Hula give me $100 - now $200...?
Aloha! Just back from stunning Hawaii; I was either in the water or painting with it. And yes I loved my Hula lessons too!
2012 is off to a roaring start; all of our benefit auctions have broken records!
YOU can too!
Sign up for my HOT morning workshop: 10 Things Auction Committees "Gotta Do" in this Economy: March 21 in Nashua NH. Register now and attend my NEW Fund a Need Intensive for free for the same afternoon - *FREE*! Happy Valentines Day!
Are you loosing precious donors and dollars by inadvertently committing the seven sins of benefit auctions? Discover how in my article below.Hope you enjoy my new watercolor: Hawaiian Green Turtle...just scroll down.
PS: NEW Fund-a-Need Intensive with Kathy
PPS: Ask Kathy Kingston TeleSeminar
Don't let Benefit Auction Bidders
In the spirit of Valentine’s season, I wanted to peak your awareness about vital fundraising auction planning mistakes that can reduce guest enjoyment, reduce giving and worst yet, lose potential bidders.
Don’t let benefit auction guests fall out love with you and your great cause!
Are you inadvertently doing irreparable harm without even knowing it? Could dated ways of conducting your fundraising auctions cause loss of precious dollars and donors?
Here are a few questions to ask your auction committees and board as you are planning your auction so you can avoid these 7 deadly benefit auction sins!
Fortunately, all of these problems are EASY to REMEDY!Read more here and listen to my new Podcast
KEEPING AUCTIONS FRESH, FUN & PROFITABLE
Teleseminar: February 16, 1 pm Eastern Time, one hour
10 THINGS AUCTION COMMITTEES "GOTTA DO" IN THE NEW ECONOMY
Workshop: Thursday, March 21 8:30 am to 12 noon
Holiday Inn, Nashua, NH
Fundraising changed–have you? Join Kathy and learn her top 10 vital fundraising auction methods you can use right now! Raise more money and energize your Auction Committee in this turbo charged, fun and interactive workshop. Special price for groups!
Turn 10 Minutes into a Gold Mine!
Thursday, March 21, 1-3:30PM, Nashua, NH
*No charge for morning workshop participants!
$25 per person.
Highly valuable and interactive experience.
Extremely limited seating due to personalized coaching of each participant. Register now....
ASK KATHY KINGSTON *FREE* TELECLASS
Thursday, March 8, 1PM EST / 10AM PST
Register *free* and ask Kathy your burning questions about benefit auctions. Kathy will select and answer as many questions as humanly possible in this popular and informative teleclass. Free audio replay.
No cost to participate.
BENEFIT AUCTION CONSULTING WORKSHOP
August 8 & 9, Hotel Amalfi, Chicago, IL
Auctioneers - create a highly profitable income stream for your benefit auction business with consulting. In this highly interactive 2-day workshop you will practice and hone specialized skills and techniques that you need to add highly requested and profitable consulting services to nonprofits.
Limited registration due to the individual coaching of each participant. Largest discounts last ONLY until March 31.
"YOUR BEST BENEFIT AUCTION EVER!"
Join Kathy for her in-depth and unplugged discussions of 8 HOT fundraising auction topics!
It's not too late to sign up for the entire series.
4 LIVE Teleseminars and 4 audio replays.
Learn how you can rapidly and substantially contribute to your personal and professional growth. Discover more about Kathy's NEW Private Roster Mentor Program
"The Beyond Bid Calling Benefit Auctioneer class in Scottsdale was the highlight of my auctioning experiences! Thank you for all you do for us!"
- Sara Minor, CAI, GPPA
Minor Auctions, Indiana
Click here for more testimonials on my site...
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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.
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