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February 2011 | Issue No. 26

Note from Kathy

Have Faith...


Sure Sign of Spring
Photo courtesy of freefoto.com

Driving though historic York, Maine last Sunday, I chuckled as I read a local church sign: “Who ever is praying for snow, please stop.”

With waist-deep snow still in my garden, I’m ready for purple crocuses to pop through. Last week, my painting friend Barbara, spotted 50 robins in her front yard. Spring's just around the corner.

Always BIDhi!

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PS: *Free Teleseminar TODAY: 1 PM Eastern
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Feature Article

3 Vital Tips to Inspire Your Bidders


Kathy coaches Art McLean, Boys and Girls Club of Derry, NH on his "WWH" - What's a WWH? Read my blog?

Use these monstrously overlooked auction fundraiser practices to get bid cards waving and ignite guest generosity.

Don’t allow precious funds to slip away! I’ve excited to share three of my vital tips to keep your auction guests happy and raising maximum dollars:

  1. Every body in a seat!
    Sit-down dinners work!
  2. Why are we here? Does your audience know why?
  3. Wow! That sounds great – a “fundraising auction quality” sound system

Need a little more explanation? My latest auction fundraiser blog goes over each tip!

What about you? Share your best charity auction tips here.

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Keeva Young Wright
Click on the image above to hear how Keeva Young-Wright
learned to ask for new funds for Westchester Land Trust
at Kathy's fundraising seminar.

Click here for more testimonials on my site...

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Get Ready for the Recovery

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
“The Fundraising Auction Academy”
Maximize Your Fundraising

Need Fresh Ideas? www.AskKathyKingston.com
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NEW: Perfect Your Fundraising Pitch Workshop
Thursday, March 10th
Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham, MA
Investment: Early Bird $97. Special price for extra persons.
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Thursday, March 17th 1pm-2pm EST
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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 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.

©2011 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved