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Kathy Kingston's BIDhi!
May 2009

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Note from Kathy

Kathy at Fund the Need

Kathy conducts Fund-A-Need Appeal
for Wide Horizons for Children

I'm so excited to garden now! My farmer-grandfather Charlie taught me at a young age how to cultivate the best garden. For proven results he said "plant things that grow well."

Here's a proven idea that grows money really well in this unpredictable economy. Use this innovative, high performing fund raising auction method. "Dig in" and read more about Fund-An-Item, a proven winner.

Always BIDhi!

Kathy Kingston

Ignite Generosity!


Kathy Kingston
Kathy's consulting perfects
Fund-an-Item approach
for non profits

Why risk it? "FUND-AN-ITEM" is a MUST to ensure increased auction profit in this volatile economy.

Many gardeners know the "Proven Winners"® brand ensures risk free results. Guarantee results at your next auction with this proven winner, Fund-An-Item. This approach has endless options: Fund-A-Need, Fund-A-Dream, Fund-the-Future, Fund-A-Camper, Fund-A-Cure. Adapt it to your great cause.

What can Fund-An-Item do for your auction?

  • Raise money on the spot
  • Generate thousands of dollars in several minutes
  • Inspire guests to give cash during a fast paced appeal.
  • Increase participation at many levels of giving.
  • Increase loyalty to your cause.

Quick Tips

  • Select a much needed special project or facility
  • Conduct during your Live Auction
  • Deliver brief, inspiring remarks to showcase your project.
  • Involve your auctioneer.
  • Invite guests to raise bid cards at various levels.
  • Start with high levels of giving to low.
  • Thank everyone immensely!

Want to maximize every single dollar in the room? Fund-an-Item requires a very specific art and science. I'd love to personally help you grow your auction profit.

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 proof is in the results. After working with Kathy, two of our groups nearly tripled their fundraising revenue!"

-Celeste Wilson, Executive Director,
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston

Click here for more testimonials

Insights and Sometimes Rants


Begin NOW! A great fundraising auction needs at least six to 11 months of pre-event planning for success. Hire your auction consultant and auctioneer now to begin an effective cultivation process to raise more money now!

WATCH Kathy Kingston In A NH Chronicle TV Interview

Kathy is featured in a NH Chronicle TV interview! Click this link to watch her interview online.

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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