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June 2011 | Issue No. 30

Note from Kathy


Relax with Friends and Family

I'm reaching out for your valuable feedback to fine tune new topics for my next Fundraising Auction Tele-Seminar Series and an exciting new project.

Would you be kind enough to take a couple of minutes to email me your top challenges you are facing that you would like me to address?

Always BIDhi!

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"As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars." 
- John M. McHugh

PS:*FREE* TeleSeminar:  Wed. June 29 at 1pm EST
What's Your Top Charity Auction Challenge?
Ask Kathy Your Burning Question Now:

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Feature Article


Going to the dogs
Kingston Auction Team Goes To The Dogs. 4 Future Guide Dogs for the Blind with Auctioneers Kathy Kingston, June DeLair, D Byers and Steve Schofield.

Want to double your auction revenue in 10 minutes?

We recently conducted an auction for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Their stunning success with their Fund A Need skyrocketed giving for their unparalleled “Heeling Autism Program.” We raised $50,000 in 5 minutes!

Remember, not everyone wants or needs fancy dinners, exotic trips or gift baskets that are present at a live auction or silent auctions.  Adding a Fund a Need appeal is a profitable and powerful way to for your guests to feel integral to the success of the mission.

Intrigued? Read more about how you can raise more money and incorporate a compelling 59-second fund-in-need appeal to maximize your fundraising efforts, click here.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Attention: Auctioneers, Consultants and Auction Managers:

NEW EVENT: Benefit Auction Consulting 
How to Create A Highly Profitable Stream of Income 
for your Benefit Auction Business with Consulting 
August 3 & 4, 2011 Hotel Amalfi, Chicago
Visit here for more details and to sign up

Learn how you can rapidly and substantially contribute to your personal and professional growth. Discover more about Kathy's NEW Private Roster Mentor Program

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"Kathy - Thank you for single-handedly transforming our organization. Our Golf Classic dinner will never be the same."

- Lisa Deutsch, Vice President for Marketing & Development
Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Click here for more testimonials on my site...

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The BIDhi! Newsletter is written by Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS: http://www.KingstonAuction.com. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to: kathy@kingstonauction.com

2008-2011 Kathleen A. Kingston. All Rights Reserved.

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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 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...

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