|July 2011 | Issue No. 31|
Note from Kathy
WHAT'S WICKED HOT?
OK, this weather... AND your 2011 fundraising forecast, big bidding and summer fun!
Bidding ignited when I auctioned a $10 bill for $700 - while the 100° temperature and auction prices soared in the tent at Island Moving Company's Gala. Bravo!
Blazing outlook: donors plan to GIVE MORE or the same in 2011, AND educated B.A.S. Benefit Auctioneer Specialists RAISE TWICE the funds for their nonprofit clients!* (2 sizzling results from my presentation with fellow benefit auctioneer Neil Saffer at our International Auctioneers Conference).
I was honored to compete in the International Auctioneer Championship in Orlando. What a fantastic experience! Huge congrats my colleagues: Joseph Mast and Camille Booker.
I'm lovin' summer kayaking and and painting on the Cape. Enjoy my watercolor "Snug Harbor"... just scroll down to view.
PS: Why Auction Dessert Could Cost You Over $10,000!
PPS: Raise 30% or More at Your Next Auction!
PPPS: Starting September: New Teleseminars SERIES!
HOW TO GET GREAT AUCTION ITEMS WHILE VACATIONING!
Want to double your Live Auction revenue in 10 minutes?
Savvy auction volunteers must solicit auction items year round. Watch Kathy’s video for cool tips on how to get AWESOME auction items while you are on VACATION!
Click here to watch the video.
UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
For Nonprofits & Schools
World Class Fundraising Auctions Seminar
For Professional Auctioneers
Beyond Bid Calling Workshop
New Date: Benefit Auction Consulting Workshop
*The 2011 Cygnus Donor Survey reports that 79% of donors report they plan to give more or the same in 2011 (April 2011). The National Auctioneers Association Benefit Auctioneer Business Survey shows that Auctioneers who achieved the professional designational BAS Benefit Auctioneer Specialist raise TWICE as much money at benefit auctions.(June 2011) Please email me if you'd like our PowerPoint and results. firstname.lastname@example.org
"You were amazing!! Thank you so much for your expertise, guidance and flair! Most of all, thank you for taking Greater Boston PFLAG to the higher level."
- Pam Garramone, Executive Director
"It was SUCH a pleasure to meet you and attend your fantastic workshop yesterday! Kristin speaks so highly of you and now I know why! Your passion and enthusiasm is contagious and I was truly inspired by you. Thank you for all the great info that I will certainly apply to so many aspects of my job moving forward."
- Paige Scanlon, Development Assistant
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