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October 2012 | Issue No. 46

Note from Kathy

You took my breath away...learn shocking survey results "FREE Teleseminar: Oct 11
Sugar Hill, Kangamangas
Scenic Byway

What a spectacular leaf peeping season!

I loved touring the New Hampshire White Mountains. Widely considered the #1 scenic foliage in the US, the magnificent vistas on the Kangamangus Scenic Byway were awe inspiring. Covered bridges, rushing rivers, riots of fall colors, apple cider and delicious meals with friends made this trip especially memorable. Put it on your bucket list!

Announcing my Scary Auction Story Contest. It’s easy to enter: Just email me your most scared, weird or funny benefit auction story and what you learned. The Grand Prize is a my “No Brainer Benefit Auction Encyclopedia” plus a one-hour private phone consultation with your whole auction committee! Let’s have fun, I’ll post the best stories in a blog too.

Keep your ears open for my new Audio Book: Do I Hear A Million?™ Benefit Auctioneering for Record Profits! It’s over 3.5 hours top notch training and strategies for auctioneers who want to take their fundraising auctions to the next level. I’m in the final stage of production. Watch for the release soon!

Always BIDhi!

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PS: Check out my NEW “No Brainer” Benefit Auction Audio Encyclopedia
Listen and learn at your pace with your Auction Committee and Volunteers

PPS: Email me your scarey, funny, weird auction stories and what you

PPPS: Please secure your auctioneer and spring auction date now! Let’s make this your best benefit auction ever! Call Kathy 603-235-1196 Let’s talk.

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Feature Article

Is Your Silent Auction a Horror Show?

Is Your Silent Auction a Horror Show?
Is your silent auction a horror show?

Scared of loosing a cauldron of money at your next auction fundraiser?

In the spirit of Halloween, let’s have fun with this imaginary horror story with scary parallels to many silent auctions. Read my article to learn how to avoid frightful fundraising failures.

Visualize this...close your eyes and take a deep breath...Imagine

Please read my article here.


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For Nonprofits

NEW Benefit Auction Audio Encyclopedia

Put Your Racing Mind to Rest & Raise More Money!
Learn Kathy’s Top Fundraising Techniques
Listen with your entire Auction Committee
Bonus: Quick Start Tool Kit & Consult with Kathy

“No Brainer” Introductory Price Now...

For Professional Auctioneers

Beyond Bid Calling Workshop

Advanced Fundraising Auctioneering Performance
How to Catapult Your Benefit Auction Income
December 10 & 11, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA
Limited Spaces.  Register NOW:
Please contact Kathy

Mentor Programs

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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“I owe you special thanks for your council and extensive fund a need consulting expertise.The 2012 Lupus Butterfly Manhattan Gala with Whoopi Goldberg, was a great success which lead to the direct increase in revenue and new, thoroughly satisfied, repeat clients. You are a sharing Benefit Auction Specialist and a savvy business leader. Thanks again for your help Kathy.”

- Michael Powers
  President, Manhattan Auction House, New York, NY

Click here for more testimonials on my site...

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Mill Pond Watercolor in progress

"Ripe Harvest"
Original Watercolor by Kathy Kingston
2012 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.

2012 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved