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Kathy Kingston's BIDhi!
December 2009

In This Issue

Treat Your Donors as Donors


In the News

Who We Are

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Kathy's Cardinal Watercolor Painting
Hearty and Healthy Holidays!
Keepin' Warm
Original Watercolor by Kathy Kingston

Best of the Holidays to you and your loved ones. Here's a yummy gift – my most requested recipe that will leave your party guests craving more. Scroll down for my Baked Brie Delight!

Always BIDhi!

Kathy Kingston

Ignite Generosity!

Treat your Donors as Donors!

Enjoy these tips from our new workshop, Integrate Special Events into a Dynamic Fund Raising Plan. I co-presented with Sharon Danosky, of Danosky & Associates, an amazing fundraising expert and consultant, who shared techniques to lay the foundation for generous long-term giving.

Your relationship with donors and bidders really
begins after your auction

  • Send a hand-written thank you note
  • Add them to your database
  • Send them all your information
  • Ask them to give to your annual fund
  • Invite them to other events

Thanks to your overwhelming requests, we'll bring this workshop to the Boston area this spring along with new Tele-Seminars and Seminars.


Please contact me personally to set up a phone consultation to optimize your auction profit 603-926-1919 or kathy@kingstonauction.com

Bring my energy & extensive experience to inspire your board, volunteers, staff, auction committee and your auction guests.

Client Quote

"The combination of presenters Kathy Kingston and Sharon Danosky is spontaneous combustion!"

-Donna Goldsmith, Gala Co-Chair,
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, NY

Click here for more testimonials

Kathy's Favorite Baked Brie DelightBaked Brie

1 large sheet of puff pastry dough (grocer's freezer)

1 round of Brie cheese (do not remove rind)

1 jar of cranberry chutney

½ cup of chopped pecans (optional)

Working on a well-floured surface, roll out the puff pastry so that it will fully cover the brie on both sides. Place the puff pastry on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Position the brie in the middle of the puff pastry. Dump the chutney on the brie. Add pecans or other nuts (optional). Fold excess pastry around the wheel. Pinch the puff pastry together to seal in the chutney and nuts. Brush the entire top side of the brie with a beaten egg. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, pastry should be golden brown. Place on a pretty platter. Serve with crackers and apple slices.

Please email me and let me know how you like it! kathy@kingstonauction.com

Kathy Kingston In the Cover Story of Auctioneer Magazine

Kathy is featured in the November Cover Story of Auctioneer Magazine, called "The Boom in Benefit Auctions" (see page 34 for her picture)! Click this link to download and read the entire article (pdf)!

Who We Are
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 22 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.

Visit KingstonAuction.com or call 603-926-1919

Email: kathy@kingstonauction.com

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