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January 2012 | Issue No. 37

Note from Kathy

Sedona

Watch Kathy’s 2012 Video Greeting

I'm just back from Sedona where I hiked into the 7 Sacred Pools behind Coffee Pot Ridge. Stunning views and vortexes inspire me to return annually to paint those red red rocks. Our family was so fortunate to gather all 5 Kingston sisters and families for a great holiday get together at Foxwoods with a traditional Yankee Swap!

Thrive in 2012! Learn the 10 things you "gotta do" to raise more money in this economy on March 21 in Nashua NH. Join me for more new teleseminars and a brand new workshop on how to double your income with Fund A Need – coming soon!

So, as you gear up your charity auction planning, I want share how to fortify your auction fundraising against the unfortuate rising trend of meal timing blunders. What's happening out there? Read my article for 10 hot tips ... Read more...

All good wishes for abundance, health and fun for you and your loved ones.

Enjoy my pastel: Red Rock Canyons...scroll down.

Always BIDhi!

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PS: Give your auction an instant make-over! "Fresh, Fun & Profitable Benefit Auctions Teleseminar"
Thursday, February 16th at 1pm EST / 10am PST Special Price — only $47
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PPS: Auctioneers - Catapult Fundraising Benefit Auction Consulting Workshop:
August 8 & 9 in Chicago
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Feature Article

10 Recipes for Benefit Auction Success
Don't let food spoil your auction fundraising!

Table

Set Your Table for Fundraising
Auction Success
Photo credit: Kathy Kingston

As you swing into charity auction planning, I want share how to fortify your auction fundraising against the unfortuate rising trend of meal timing and catering blunders.

What’s happening? I’m not sure exactly why, but over 80 percent of our benefit auction clients experienced late meals and food service problems last year. You can avoid a significant loss of precious charity auction dollars and event momentum due to food service problems.

Big Deal? You bet! Plan to take control of your fundraising.

Read More...

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For Nonprofits & Schools

NEW TeleSeminar SERIES
Kathy's Next TeleSeminar: "Fun & Profitable!"
14 Instant FUN Money Auction Makeovers! Thursday, December 16 at 1pm EST / 10am PST Learn more or register Now only $49 for this class!

World Class Fundraising Auctions Seminar
"10 Things You "Gotta Do" to Raise More Auction Money! "
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Nashua, NH
Visit here for more details and to sign up now.
Limited spaces! Special Price!

For Professional Auctioneers

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

"...heartfelt thanks for inviting us the fantastic Kathy Kingston workshop that USI sponsored...I am confident that our future events will be much stronger fundraisers thanks to the information Kathy shared with us. Barbara, Gina and I learned so much~What a gift you gave us!..."

- Betsy Gamkow, Executive Director
Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation

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

2008-2012 Kathleen A. Kingston. All Rights Reserved.

Kathy's Watercolors

Red Rock Canyons

"Red Rock Canyons"
Original Pastel by Kathy Kingston © 2012

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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.

©2012 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved