Seminar: World Class Fundraising Auctions

“10 Things Auction Committees “Gotta Do” In the New Economy”

Wednesday, March 21, 2012  Nashua, NH

Discover Kathy’s Top 10 Things

Auction Committees “Gotta Do” In the New Economy

Are you ready for to take your auction to the next level – but need new fresh ideas for bigger profits?

Has this economy challenged your non profit fundraising?  Is your auction revenue at a plateau or even decreased? Want to know the most profitable auction items? Has your live auction lost its zip? Do you want to increase auction revenue through sponsorships and underwriting? Are you ready for “Auction-tainment” – for music, excitement and fun? Want to know how do you turn guests into power bidders and loyal supporters all year long?


“We raised more than double what we raised last year after attending Kathy’s seminar.”

Ariel Wortzman

Teen Voices – Boston, MA

The economy changed – are you optimizing every aspect of your benefit auction event?

Join us and learn Kathy’s “Top 10” vital benefit auction methods to thrive in the New Economy.

Transform your fundraising auction immediately and energize your Board and volunteers in this turbo-charged, interactive, fun and profit-making seminar.

“We just held our auction … what a success! I used just about every technique I learned at your seminar. Our final tally exceeded last year’s amount. Who would have thought that in this economy that could happen? I really owe it to you, Kathy”

Mary O’Coin

Old Sturbridge Village, MA

You can thrive in the new economy with Kathy’s proven benefit and charity auction strategies. Break auction revenue records! Find high performing auction items. Discover high impact winning strategies to go to the next revenue level now! Learn advanced auction methods in this results oriented, interactive, fun and profitable seminar.

This half-day seminar focuses on advanced auction strategies and innovative thinking to maximize your fundraising efforts in any economy.

In this interactive seminar, we will combine case studies, role playing, and simulations. We’ll take a long range perspective to support your overall strategic fundraising goals that transcend auction night.

Perfect for auction committees, executive directors, marketing and event directors, auction planners, volunteers, development staff, board of directors, event planners and anyone involved in a charity or fundraising auction.

It’s an incredible learning experience for new and repeat participants.

“I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday.  I meant what I said—you’re a GREAT teacher, and you gave me tools that I’ll use in a variety of fundraising settings.  Thank you!”

Karen King, Executive Director,

McGivney Community Center, Inc.,

Bridgeport, CT


Kathy Kingston offers a wealth of practical strategies for revenue enhancement; many of these ideas you can immediately implement to raise more money right now!

Extensive handouts, continental breakfast and free parking are included.

Who Should Attend?

  • Auction Chairpersons
  • Non-profit Staff
  • Auction Planners
  • School Auction Committees
  • Volunteers
  • Development Staff
  • Board Members
  • Event Planners
  • Auction Committee Members
  • Anyone involved in a charity auction!

Questions? Contact Kathy!

Curriculum Outline:

Immediately incorporate proven and powerful fundraising techniques into your auction for breakthrough results.

Have you updated your benefit auction for the New Economy?

Discover how to avoid the top 3 most overlooked mistakes that cost you thousands of dollars – that you may not even realize!


“I really really!!! enjoyed your seminar and came home feeling fully informed and confident … I will know your hand is at my elbow…Thank you again for a great day.”

Diane B. Lesneski Auger,

Founder and Director,

Friends For Tomorrow, Inc., Lincoln, MA

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nashua, NH  (venue to be announced)

8:00am to 8:29am Registration

8:30am to 12:00pm Seminar

(continental breakfast and parking included)

“This seminar packed an amazing amount of useful information into a profitable and fun program. Seasoned professionals and beginners alike gain a trove of ideas.”

Deborah Barackman

Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT



Early Bird Rate
Regular $97
**Special: Additional Persons-must register at same time $20/additional person

Sign up here for Morning Session ONLY $67

OR… Sign up HERE for $67 for both this workshop and the PM Session –

Fund-A-Need Intensive (same low price):

**Bring ALL of your Auction Committee and Board Members!