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Kathy Kingston's BIDhi!
September 2010

In This Issue

Your Auctioneer IS Your Ambassador

Testimonials

Who We Are

Seminars

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Note from Kathy

Two milestones and two new trainings!

I was honored to present at the inaugural Benefit Auctioneer Summit, an advanced training by the National Auctioneers Association. My topic "Beyond Bid Calling™: What Non Profits Want from Auctioneers" was derived from my research about how auctioneers can better serve non profits in fundraiser auctions. Please read my article for tips about how your auctioneer can inspire generosity.

Kathy Kingston presenting

Kathy presents at Benefit Auctioneer Summit

Plus, I hit 50! Not years - but all U.S. states. South Carolina was so fine as I honed my skills at a consulting conference this week.

Want to skyrocket your auction profit? Please join me as I launch my BRAND-NEW monthly Tele-Seminar Series: Blow the Top Off Fundraising Auctions. Register now for bonuses and special prices. Scroll down for more details.

Always BIDhi!


Kathy Kingston

PS: Receive 2 BONUS tele-classes and a COMPLIMENTARY download of my e-booklets: Sign up for the full Series.
The 2-pay option for "Blow the Top Off Fundraising Auctions" Tele-Seminar Series ends in 2 weeks. Sign up now!

PPS: Thrive in this new economy! Learn what is really working for breakthrough results. Register for Kathy's half-day workshop: World Class Fundraising Auctions: November 17th in Warwick, RI. Register now!

PPPS: New Advanced Benefit Auctioneer Workshop Announced.


Ignite Generosity!

Your Auctioneer IS Your Ambassador

Kathy Kingston with a Bidder

Kathy engages a generous bidder

Want to take the risk out of fundraising and catapult your fundraising auction profit? Consider that professional auctioneers who specialize in benefit and charity auctions are distinctively skilled and committed to serving non profits. They maximize your fundraising.

However, in this new economy, no longer is just selling live auction items enough. A new set of advanced fundraising auctioneer competencies is essential to propel profits and engage supporters. Advancing the mission and connecting the audience to the mission tops this list.

Fundraising Auctioneers must be expert in helping non-profits design and conduct the all important Fund a Need, where revenues often more than double Live Auction proceeds. Auctioneers bring greater value to non-profits with consulting and planning services to assist the Auction Committee to procure the top selling auction items, design the right time line and perform efficient auction logistics.

Non-profits win big when auctioneers can inspire guests to new giving heights by serving as "Ambassador" for their great cause. Here are some tips to ensure that your auctioneer connects guests to your great cause to skyrocket fundraising.

checkRetain a professional auctioneer with expertise in fundraising
checkExpect your Auctioneer to promote your mission
checkMeet with your Auctioneer far before your auction
checkDiscuss exactly how to conduct your Fund a Need Appeal
checkIntroduce your Auctioneer to top donors and supporters
checkWrite talking points about your cause for your Auctioneer

Announcing: NEW monthly Benefit Auction Tele-Seminar Series

Skyrocket your Auction Profit and Donor Loyalty for Breakthrough Results, even in this new economy!

Raise more money and ignite generosity among donors and sponsors. Decrease stress of your auction committee, board, staff and volunteers. Learn THE secrets to get great auction items, sharpen your fundraising skills, increase your confidence and have fun too.

Propel your benefit auction to the next level with seven profit-rich live Tele-Seminar sessions. Kathy Kingston's live one-hour monthly telephone classes are held on Thursdays from October through May, 1pm to 2pm Eastern US time. At the end of each session, there will be a short question-and-answer segment. Plus, there are TWO FREE BONUS Tele-training sessions available only to those who purchase the full Tele-Seminar Series. These bonus sessions will not be sold individually.

Invite a friend and a colleague who you think would benefit from the training. Register now at http://www.HowToRaiseMoreMoney.com/

Take your Auction to the Next Level NOW!
Register Now!


NEW: JUST ANNOUNCED!
ADVANCED BENEFIT AUCTIONEER WORKSHOP

Beyond Bid Calling™: The Workshop Experience

Take Your Professional Benefit Auctioneer Talents to the Next Level!

If you are a seasoned auctioneer that would like to take your benefit auction and business skills to the next level, Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS is excited to work with you personally to provide an innovative, action-packed workshop.

Beyond Bid Calling™: The Workshop Experience promises to bring creativity, energy and stronger results to you and your non-profit clients. Case studies and role playing simulations will emphasize ambassadorship, leadership, advanced fundraising, influencing and problem solving skills and effective communication with non-profits. Kathy and her team of national experts will empower you to engage non-profit clients, donors and auction audiences to accelerate your career.

The workshop consists of two full days plus several pre and post tele-seminar trainings.

Monday and Tuesday, December 13 & 14, 2010
Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas, Texas

*Due to individual coaching of each workshop participant and a highly interactive program, registration is very limited. We invite you to sign up now to insure your spot.

Please contact Kathy Kingston for all the details: kathy@kingstonauction.com 603-235-1196


Client Quote

"I loved your tele-class this morning! I've been involved in non-profits for over 30 years on 3 continents: Australia, Europe and North America, and this is the best news I've heard in a long time. Thank you!"
Dr. Kathleen McGuire, Conductor and Manager,Community Women's Orchestra and Founder and Artistic Director, Singers of the Street, San Francisco, California

"Your tele-conference was excellent!"
Mary E. Gale, Head of School
Merrimack Montessori School, Massachusetts

"Beautifully executed, rich in content, and very thought provoking."
Darryl E. Ward, Puyallup, Washington

"One of the most important aspects of the entire fundraising auction event is hiring a professional charity/benefit auctioneer. This single decision can make a significant impact on the financial success of your next auction. A professional auctioneer with specialized training and experience in fundraising can generate more profit for your event, in addition to creating an unforgettable evening of fun and excitement for your supporters and guests."
Peggy Theiss, Director of Special Events, National Office of the March of Dimes

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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 24 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.

Visit KingstonAuction.com or call 603-926-1919

Email: kathy@kingstonauction.com

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