|September 2012 | Issue No. 45|
Note from Kathy
TWO OF THE THREE items I consider vital DIDN'T EVEN MAKE YOUR LIST! I hope you're as concerned as I am. Please join me for details on my FR*EE October 11th Tele-Seminar: Register HERE .
What’s new? My new audio-book: “Do I Hear A Million? Benefit Auctioneering for Record Profits!” will be released soon. Join me in Westchester, NY and Hartford, CT for my seminar
Get excited! Fall auctions are harvesting BIG profits, all of our auction have broken last year’s records! Bidding flurries and generous guests! Hurry to book your spring auction date and auctioneer.
PS: It's ME. It's FREE*. It's a NO-BRAINER ;-)
PPS: Auctioneers: Catapult You Benefit Performance
What's Hot? What's Not?
What Auction items sell best now?
What charity auction items bring the most profit at a fundraising auction? Let’s look at the top factors to procure hot auction items that get those bid cards flying high at your next benefit auction? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I’m frequently asked. Here are some tips to raise more money at your benefit auction.
In this new economy, bidder behavior has changed. Have you? Auction guests are bidding much more intentionally and with a strong measure of pre-auction promotion of these auction items on your part. Let’s face it, not everyone wants or needs another silent or live auction item. So it’s vital for you and your benefit auction team to be quite strategic to only procure and offer items that maximize your fundraising and add excitement.
Learn number one factor for profitable benefit auction items - might just surprise you. Plus, read on and I’ll teach you how to make money out of thin air!
Please read my article here.
Choose from two locations
Wednesday, October 3
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Food Bank for Westchester, Elmsford, NY
Thursday, October 4
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Mandell JCC, West Hartford, CT
Registration and info for both locations: Click here
Learn how you can rapidly and substantially contribute to your personal and professional growth. Discover more about Kathy's NEW Private Roster Mentor Program
“YOU are incredible. Thank you so much for that phenomenal class. So much to put into effect here. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge.
- Kelly Russell, CAI, BAS, CES
Kelly Russell Auctions, Oregon
“Kathy's warm and genuine personality, her magnetic stage presence, and her auctioneering prowess had a huge payoff for the GALA organization, as she seamlessly persuaded guests to open their wallets and generously support a worthy cause. Later that week, I attended two classes Kathy taught about raising money at events. I've taken hundreds of classes and seminars in my career. What I know is there are very few teachers who can engage and inspire; Kathy is one of those people who got me so excited that I knew we had to work with her in some capacity to make our first-ever major fundraising party as much fun and profitable as possible."
- Blaine Bonham Chair, Development
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus, Pennsylvania
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