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June 2017 | Issue No. 95

Note from Kathy

Kathy Kingston Teaching Chicago
Kathy presenting at the Million Dollar Consulting Convention

Giving Back is Good Business! 

Recently I had the honor of presenting at the Million Dollar Consulting Convention to an international audience. My audience of entrepreneurs and business owners learned how to lead with philanthropy and give back to their community for causes they love. I shared my rewarding experience where Kingston Auction Company funds our family’s giving program through The Kingston Fund, where my nephew and seven nieces serve as our Board of Advisors. This is donor-advised fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.  

Are you looking for a valuable place to find new donors? Look no further than your Community Foundation!  Read my new article for tips and insights on working strategically with your local Community Foundation who can help you identify new donors and who can help donors find YOU!

THANK YOU! A huge congratulations to all of our spring auction clients, all who broke fundraising records!

Always BIDhi!

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PS: Watch for our NEW Fundraising Seminar coming to Boston in late October. Details coming soon.

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Feature Article

Givng Back is Good Business

Giving back can be a differentiator.

In today’s world, people care that you care about something. While boosting your business brand, your strategic charitable giving drives life changing impact for causes you love. Greater still, when you engage your family and employees as leaders in your giving strategy, you enhance life-long family learning and solidify employee loyalty. Plus, you’ll feel great too. 

The Kingston Fund Board of Advisors

The Kingston Fund Gives Back

Ten years ago I created The Kingston Fund as a memorial tribute to my parents Winifred and William Kingston. When my nephew and seven nieces were ages 6-20 years old, I wanted to provide a unique opportunity for my nephew Arley and seven nieces, Megan, Alysha, Molly, Brianna, Erin, Lexi, and Lindsey, to give back and to learn how philanthropy works from the inside. All eight comprise our Board of Advisors who discuss the needs of various charities and allocate our annual grant funding to areas that are important to them: helping abused and sick kids, supporting hospice, and strengthening families in need. In addition to learning about philanthropy from the inside, we also focus on important life skills like decision making, financial literacy, leadership, negotiation and collaboration and the impact of giving back to causes we love. The Kingston Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Cape Cod Foundation. A huge thank you to Kristin O’Malley, CEO and her staff for supplying us with incredible knowledge of the community and who is needing funding for their impactful work.

Continue to read full article here

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Professional Development Opportunities

For Nonprofits, Charities and Schools

Coming to Boston: NEW Fundraising Seminar in late October - details coming soon.

Would you like to bring Kathy's new Fundraising Auction Seminar to your town on her book tour? It's easy, just contact Kathy - let's talk! 603-926-1919

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Benefit Auctioneer Mentor Program

Bring Your Professional Benefit Auctioneer
and Consulting Talents to the Next Level!

Auctioneers: Get ready now for your record-breaking 2017

Leverage this new economy, now is the time to invest in yourself and your business.

Contact Kathy for your free "Benefit Auction Business Success Consultation" today. 603-235-1196

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Praise for Kathy

"She can get the last dollar out of your retirement fund...gladly! She's wonderful... as an Auctioneer... it's more fun... I'd give her everything I own! :-)"

~Ashley Pakenham, Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, West Windsor, VT

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Click here for more testimonials on my site...

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Kathy's Art: Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

“Spring Flowers”

Watercolor by Kathy Kingston © 2017 All rights reserved

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Who We Are

Kingston Auction LogoWe are award-winning auctioneers, providing cutting-edge consulting and innovative education for nonprofits, schools and auctioneers. A national thought leader in fundraising auctions, Kingston Auction Company has raised millions of dollars for organizations across the country for over 30 years. The company founder and president is Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS. She is the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book, A Higher Bid: How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Benefit Auctions. 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.

©2017 Kathy Kingston. All Rights Reserved