|April 2013 | Issue No. 51|
Note from Kathy
Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the recent tragic events in Boston.
This incredible outpouring of resolve, inspiration, heroism and gratitude is truly remarkable. For me, it underscores a powerful renewal of hope and the determination to live free for everyone. To show our support, we have made contribution to www.OneFundBoston.org founded by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
Turning to our exciting benefit auction updates:
Discover why S–I–L–E–N–T™ spells success to skyrocket bidding at your silent auction. Read my article here.
Want to turn 10 minutes into a gold mine? Please join me May 8 for my new interactive Fund A Need Seminar. I’ll personally coach you to optimize the top 10 minutes of any entire gala, auction or fundraiser. www.FundraisingAuctionSeminars.com. (Hurry - Early bird ends May 1st.)
Enjoy my short uplifting sunrise video of Hampton Beach - just scroll down.
PS: Limited spaces due to highly interactive class
NEW: Fund-a-Need Intensive Live Seminar
*Feel free to forward to your colleagues and friends
Kathy's Best S–I–L–E–N–T™ Auction Tips...
By Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS
How do you spell Silent Auction Success?
Maximize your fundraising and share my new Kathy Kingston S–I–L–E–N–T™ Auction Method with your Auction Committee and volunteers. Avoid common mistakes and make the most profit with your silent auctions by applying my six key strategies:
S (Spread them out), I (Interval closings), L (Light it up), E (Elevate your items), N (aNnnouncements), and T (Take time for design).
Please read my full article here.
UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Benefit Auction Audio Encyclopedia
Expand Your Fundraising Library & Raise More Money!
Nonprofit Professional Development
NEW! Double Your Action Income in 10 Minutes: Kathy's Fund a Need Instensive
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Don’t leave money in the room! Optimize your powerful Fund a Need Special Appeal – literally at ANY fundraising event. Discover how to deeply engage supporters, shine a laser beam on your mission and raise more money than ever before.
You will learn how to easily implement this most profitable new income stream for your next fundraiser. Raise more money and energize your Auction Committee in this turbo charged, fun and super interactive workshop. Extra special price for groups! Bring your entire Auction Committee! Sign up now
For Professional Auctioneers
Consulting for Benefit Auctioneers Workshop
Create a Highly Profitable Stream of Income for
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.
Beyond Bid Calling Workshop
Advance Your Fundraising Stage Performance
NEW Audio Book: Do I Hear A Million?
Benefit Auctioneering for Record Profits!
Kathy’s new audio-book: It’s over 3.5 hours top notch training and strategies for auctioneers who want to take their fundraising auctions to the next level.
Available NOW! www.DoIHearAMillion.com
Learn how you can rapidly and substantially contribute to your personal and professional growth. Discover more about Kathy's NEW Private Roster Mentor Program
“Kathy - our auctioneer extraordinaire! Thank you for all you did to make
our Gala so successful - and for your generosity. Looking forward to next year!”
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Who We Are
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...
National Auctioneers Association promotes professionalism of auctioneers and auctions through education and technology.
Certified Auctioneers Institute is the most prestigious designation awarded in the industry - only three percent of auctioneers nationwide hold the CAI designation.
Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation provides auctioneers with unique skills and strategies to conduct, plan and market fundraising auctions.
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