|September 2013 | Issue No. 55|
Note from Kathy
What an honor and surprise!
The award was announced by Alan Weiss, Ph.D., who conducts a global mentoring program for consultants. Dr. Weiss himself holds multiple awards in the consulting and speaking professions. Click here for the press release.
Auctioneers from across the US and Canada attended a sold out NAA Benefit Auction Summit in Chicago. Top speakers showcased the latest in benefit auctions, fundraising and technology - I was honored to be a part of the Steering Committee. Thanks Kurt and Connie Johnson for your leadership as chairpersons!
OK, I know you have a burning question! Now is the time to ask me anything. Join me for a new Ask Kathy Kingston *FREE* Teleclass on October 3rd. Go to www.AskKathyKingston.com and type in your question. Can't make it-no worries. Sign up anyway and receive a complimentary audio replay. Top notch training without the travel!
Learn how my “ClamShell Offense” will energize your audience and fundraising Read my article, just scroll down or go to my blog to read the full article there!
Enjoy my watercolor: “Duet Forever”... just scroll down.
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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.
National Auctioneers Association promotes professionalism of auctioneers and auctions through education and technology.
Certified Auctioneers Institute is the most prestigious designation awarded in the industry - only three percent of auctioneers nationwide hold the CAI designation.
Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation provides auctioneers with unique skills and strategies to conduct, plan and market fundraising auctions.