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July 2012 | Issue No. 43

Note from Kathy

Chapin's Beach


Take some time to stick your
toes in the sand. Enjoy your summer!
Photo Credit: Kathy Kingston

This Friday, I’m excited to compete for the title of International Auctioneer Champion along with over 80 auctioneers from across the world in Spokane, Washington.
You can watch live via streaming internet  Preliminaries start at 9AM Pacific and Finals begin at 6PM Pacific.  The schedule of competition is posted here. The women’s and men’s champions receive a cash prize of $5,000, trophy, and the honor to represent the National Auctioneers Association their ambassadors.

During our 63rd International Auctioneers Conference, I’ll also share innovative income strategies in my presentation: “How to Turbo Charge Fundraising and Your Profits” with fellow professional auctioneers.

Always BIDhi!

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PS: Scroll down to see my new watercolor: Beacon

PPS: & You're invited:NAA Conference Special Rate!BENEFIT AUCTION CONSULTING WORKSHOP
How to Create a Highly Profitable Stream of Income for your Benefit Auction Business with Consulting
August 8 & 9:  Amalfi Hotel Chicago
Note: Very limited space left: Register NOW
For Details and Registration
Conference Special $891 (Save 40% NOW) Please use Coupon Code: NAASpecial A few spots left! Deadline: Sunday, July 22.

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Feature Article


Personalize your Benefit Auction Volunteer Recognition
Time your benefit auction
fundraising right!

What do chocolate mousse and speeches have in common?   Listen to my podcast to learn my two deepest secrets that count on the psychology of benefit auctions.

Apply these overlooked charity auction fundraising strategies to keep those bid cards flying and your benefit auction profits soaring!

Listen here.

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For Nonprofits & Schools

Watch for Exciting New Workshops!

For Professional Auctioneers & Consultants

August 8 & 9, Hotel Amalfi, Chicago, IL

Auctioneers - You can 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.

  • Surefire techniques to raise your fees
  • Obtain new business and referrals
  • Confidently empower nonprofits and boards
  • Exponentially raise more money

Very Limited spaces left - Sign Up Now.

Questions? Contact Kathy:

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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"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time, for your energy, for your love, for your INCREDIBLE generosity on every level for making Saturday the most memorable evening my professional life. My love, deepest respect and humble gratitude to every one of you!"

- Diane B. Lesneski Auger, Founder and Director
Friends For Tomorrow, Inc.

Click here for more testimonials on my site...

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The BIDhi! Newsletter is written by Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS: If you have any questions or comments, please send them to:

2008-2012 Kathleen A. Kingston. All Rights Reserved.

Kathy's Watercolors

Wellfleet Marshes

Original Watercolor by Kathy Kingston 2012

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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.

2012 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved