Professional Auctioneer Training

Are You Ready to Catapult Your Benefit Auction Talents to the Next Level?

  • Are you a seasoned auctioneer who would like to skyrocket your benefit auctions business?
  • Are you a new auctioneer who would like support in building better benefit auction techniques?
  • Have you considered adding a consulting practice to your auction business?
  • Are you ready to catapult your fundraising auction performance skills?

” I wanted to give you a huge thank you for the wealth of knowledge you armed me with – we have conducted four auctions this year (all brand new clients) and have already raised close to $300,000 in live auction and fund-a-mission sections of the auctions. I have begun to do deep research into the missions and reasons why folks attend the auctions – through pre-event research and onsite research with patrons in attendance.  Also, I have begun to use the note cards with specific one-line blurbs about the particular cause. Again, you brought these items to my attention in the Beyond Bid Calling class. PS: All 4 groups booked us for next year!”


Darron Meares, MBA, CAI, MPPA, BAS
COO, Meares Auction Group

Founder, Bowtie Benefit Auctions

Kathy Kingston is excited to work with you personally to provide innovative, powerful professional development programs to bring proven methods, creativity, energy and breakthrough sustainable results to your auction business and to your nonprofit clients.


Kathy’s new Private Roster Mentor™ Program is customized to meet your needs.  If you prefer a less structured, more self-directed process to significantly accelerate your success, consider our Mentor Programs.

We start by looking at your current situation, expectations, and fundamental value propositions. Then, together we’ll establish specific mentoring goals. You may choose to concentrate on building and developing a consulting practice or taking your auction business to the next level. Or, you can leverage my specific expertise in consulting, fundraising, nonprofits, benefit and charity auctions, special events and marketing.

Mentor program participants have access to Kathy’s expert advice and feedback on an as-needed, unlimited basis by phone or e-mail during a six-month period. Members are responsible for contacting Kathy for guidance and discussion. We return calls the same day within regular business hours and respond to e-mail messages within one business day. Please contact Kathy for more information about our mentoring program.

“Your workshop was truly a pivotal change for me.  I left the hotel that day feeling very empowered and confident.  Anyway, I wanted to touch base with you and just let you know how much I appreciated the workshop and getting to know you.  You are an amazing teacher.  I was overwhelmed by the encouragement that every participant gave to one another.”

Mary Cooper, BAS

PresidentFundraising Consulting Division

Benefit Bidding LLC


All of our coaching programs are custom designed to offer high performance and greater productivity and proven results, if you prefer a more structured professional development opportunity. Whether it is watching you conduct and auction, going through an intense simulated auction or simply reviewing your approach and pre-auction preparation, Kathy will evaluate and identify areas to strengthen your performance. Kathy and her team of experts will work with you to make sure that concrete steps and innovative approaches build your confidence and performance.

All of our Auctioneer Coaching programs are custom designed and include one-on-one as well as small group programs. Please contact Kathy personally at 603-926-1919 or


  • Workshops: Take your benefit auction business and fundraising skills to the next level.  Using a highly interactive approach, our workshops include: How to generate new benefit auction business,  Consulting with Non Profits, Transitioning from Commercial to Fundraising, Training Your Volunteer Staff, Special Revenue Activities, Auctioneers as Ambassadors, Handling Challenging Situations, and Advanced Fund Raising Strategies, to name just a few.
  • Tele-Seminars and Webinars: Bring Kathy’s energy and extensive experience right to your office or home.  Stay on the front line of innovation in the fundraising auction industry.  Learn new practices, fresh ideas and strategies to boost dollars for your non profit clients.  Jettison your benefit auction business and increase client recruitment and retention.
  • Tools: Handbooks, materials and checklists are jam-packed with cutting edge ideas and techniques to grow your fundraising auction skills and expertise as well as to boost your benefit auction business to the next level.

“Kathy – What an amazing workshop! I am so energized and ready to put all the great ideas into action. The individualized coaching helped us personally and as a group teaching everyone new techniques to implement as we move forward to provide the best consultation and auction services for our clients. So glad I took the time to work this into my schedule. Thanks for making such a huge impact on my career!”

Lynne Zink, CAI, BAS
President, Lynne Zink Auctions


This exceptionally individually customized program offers a unique one-on-one experience to apply best practices and innovative fundraising auction strategies and tools into your own personal style.

  • You’ll spend one-on-one time with Kathy in her office, with clients in meeting and on consultation calls. You will also attend and work with her at a benefit auction.
  • Afterwards, she will guide you through a debrief and evaluation of the consultation and the auction.
  • Kathy will work closely with you to evaluate your situation and goals and together will you will develop strategies and tactics to attract the “right” kind of clients, in sufficient quantity and generate a self-sustaining business that is stable and growth-oriented.
  • Case studies and role playing simulations emphasize leadership, influencing and problem solving skills and effective communication. Kathy and her team of national experts will empower you to engage nonprofit clients, donors and auction audiences to accelerate your career.
  • Please contact Kathy personally at 603-926-1919 or