|March 2014 | Issue No. 60|
Note from Kathy
These sweet hours-old baby lambs made me believe that spring really is almost here. Thanks Mary Ledoux at Cardigan Mountain School for making my day with this great photo from your NH farm. Given this polar plunge winter, we are all ready for warmer weather!
Speaking of HEAT, how do you fire up your auction fundraising? Read my article: "Inspired Not Tired" to learn my top 10 ways to inflame your auction momentum to raise more money.
Auctioneers, did you know when you offer pre-auction planning and consulting you can double the profits for your nonprofit and school clients? Hone your benefit auction consulting craft at my next advanced auctioneer workshop: Benefit Auction Consulting on June 22 and 23 in Scottsdale Arizona. Details and registration: www.BenefitAuctionConsulting.com Limited registration, maximum interaction. Early bird ends soon.
Scroll down to see my latest watercolor: "Brazilian Orchids" that I painted after visiting the fantastic Orchid Show at the legendary Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis this winter.
PS: You can bring my innovative ideas and energy to your nonprofit, school or fundraising association anywhere in the country. (I'll help you raise more money as a consultant or speaker. Even if you have an auctioneer that you love, I'll consult with you and your auction committee.) Just give me a call -- let's talk! 603-235-1196.
Inspired! Not tired...
How much money do you lose by allowing long boring speeches that put your guests to sleep at your benefit auction?
Try my new "No BS" (No Boring Speeches) techniques to motivate and engage your bidders and donors to new heights of generosity.
In this new economy, it's vital to connect deeply with your auction guests so they emotionally understand the impact of their gift. Remember, long boring speeches do not make money; speeches lose precious profit-making momentum.
Here are some proven ideas to craft your fundraising pitch that I taught at my "Fund A Need Intensive Seminar" last week. Inspire your guests to bid higher and donate more to you.
UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Nonprofits & Schools
Bring Kathy as your speaker for your nonprofit, school or auction association across the country.
You'll learn THE top ways to maximize your fundraising now.
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