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August 2015 | Issue No. 77

Note from Kathy

Kathy Kingston

Book Tour Seminar: Sept 24 in Boston
Free plus “A Higher Bid” book

It's benefit auction season - be ready to fundraise!

Join me for my FREE live seminar on September 24th in Boston. You'll receive a complimentary copy of my new book, A Higher Bid. Plus you'll enjoy a taste of Sonoma wines with networking and book signing! You'll learn my midas-touch secrets to break fundraising records!

Attend this free highly interactive and content rich (and fun) seminar and soak in three decades of wisdom and donor development via benefit auctions. There will be no looking back. Seating is limited. Although this seminar is free, you must register. Sign up now

What a fantastic summer with a vacation trips to Cape Cod, San Diego and Portland, Oregon! As auction season begins, I'm presenting at our National Auctioneers Association Benefit Auctioneer Summit about how nonprofits and auctioneers can leverage the $41 trillion national wealth transfer.

Sell out your auction venue with power bidders and donors. Read my new article, "Captain O' My Captain" to learn my #1 audience development and new donor cultivation strategy.

Check out my featured watercolor: "Alaska Fireweed at Kachemak Bay"

Always Bidhi!

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PS:  Grab your complimentary spot for your free book, Sonoma wine tasting, and book signing! Sign up here now 
Kathy's "A Higher Bid Book Tour Seminar"  THURSDAY, September 24

PPS: If you'd like to bring my book tour seminar to your city, let's talk!

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Feature Article

Captain—O’ My Table Captain

How to Invite the Right Bidders to Your Fundraiser Auction

Bid Cards from Table

So, who's YOUR captain? Many of my most successful benefit auction clients strategically use the Table Captains for auction audience development. This article discusses how to strategically use "Benefit Auction Table Captains" to engage more power bidders and donors with a sustainable audience development strategy at auctions and special events. This proven and profitable strategy offers a way to easily and naturally engage your board and leadership to invite the right guests into the room with guests you already know will bid high.

Click Here to read the rest of the article on my blog!

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Nonprofit Professional Development

Hot Summer Reading: A Higher Bid!


Nonprofit Development Seminar


How to keep the money flowing for high dollars, happy donors and huge impact.

DATE: Thursday, September 24, 2015

Time: 12:30 Registration 1-4 Seminar 4-5 Networking, book signing, Sonoma Wine Tasting

Location: Boston Newton Marriott Hotel

(No charge to register...but you must reserve your spot!)

To reserve your spot today: Click Here

*Want a special seminar in your area? Just contact Kathy 603-926-1919

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For Professional Auctioneers

Auctioneers: 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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Praise for Kathy and A Higher Bid

"Any fundraiser who doesn't read this book is in the wrong business."

Stuart Paskow, CEO, Mitch-Stuart, Inc.

"I'm SOLD! Filled with energy, enthusiasm and empowerment, A Higher Bid showcases ultimate strategies for fundraising professionals and volunteers alike!"

Gail Feinstein, Vice President, Marketing/Community Relations USI Insurance Services

"If your non-profit or philanthropic organization is looking for ways to raise money, a lot of money, more that you've envisioned, you need to read A Higher Bid by Kathy Kingston. Exceptionally successful auctions are more than just asking people to bid. To raise astronomical amounts of money, auctions need to be strategically orchestrated events. A Higher Bid provides the roadmap for your next fundraiser. Get it now."

Simma Lieberman, President, Simma Lieberman Associates

Click here for more testimonials on my site...

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Kathy's Art: Alaska Fireweed over
Kachemak Bay

Alaska Fireweed
"Alaska Fireweed over Kachemak Bay"

Watercolor by Kathy Kingston © 2015 All rights reserved

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Who We Are

Kingston Auction LogoWe 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.

©2015 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved