Seminar: A Higher Bid: World Class Fundraising Auctions


Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI

8:15AM to 8:59AM Registration

9:00AM to 2:00PM Seminar time

(continental breakfast, lunch and parking included)


Regular $275
Early Bird – register by Nov 10 $237
Additional Person-must register at same time $207
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Time: 8:15am – 8:59am (Registration & Coffee)
9:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI
801 Greenwich Avenue
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Cost: $237 per person-
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Special Rate for Early Bird Registration/Groups (2 or more from the same organization):

Deadline for early registration price is November 10.

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? Are you ready for change but need new fresh ideas for profit?

This turbo-charged seminar is for you!

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 seasoned auction planners, volunteers, development staff, board of directors and auction committee members.

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

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, lunch, and free parking are included.

Who Should Attend?

  • Auction Chairpersons
  • Non-profit Staff
  • Auction Planners
  • Volunteers
  • Development Staff
  • Board Members
  • Auction Committee Members

Questions? Contact Kathy!

Curriculum Outline:

Premium Auction Items

  • Uncover the #1 secret to procure premium live auction items
  • Laser target marquis high yield auction items
  • Prepare you guests for ultimate bidding
  • Discover the advantages of a benefit auctioneer specialist
  • Learn how auction procurement is like fly fishing
  • Get the best performing auction items in the new economy

Design a Climate of Giving!

  • Earn 20% or more at your next Auction!
  • Spotlight your cause and laser beam your mission
  • Learn how to rivet your guests to your message
  • Advance your auction design, layout & ‘showflow’
  • Spotlight the most important 10 minutes of your auction

Audience Empowerment & Cultivation

  • Develop your audience for maximum revenue and loyalty
  • Understand auction psychology and bidder behavior
  • Recognize supporters with valuable recognition ideas
  • Empower your Board for auction leadership
  • Imbed cultivation strategies into your auction for future success

Learn how to make money even after your auction!

Create the Ultimate Auction Experience

  • “Auction-tainment!” Design fun, music and entertainment for profit
  • Capitalize on the #1 reason people go to auctions
  • Uncover how extraordinary entertainers radiate momentum and money
  • Experience how to orchestrate your auction to live music for zing!

Performance Driven Auction Marketing

  • Stand Out! Brand your auction for increased income
  • Learn power packed multimedia approaches
  • Mine your auction data for hidden revenue
  • Explore auction evaluation methods and guest satisfaction index

New Technology & Online Auctions

  • Cutting edge benefit auction technology
  • Discover how to decrease stress and burnout
  • Eliminate lines at registration and cashiering
  • See how to marry Live and On Line auctions

Innovative Income Generation

  • Tap sponsorships, underwriting & media partners
  • Discover 7 fresh activities that rain money
  • Discover high impact – high involvement strategies for profit
  • Remix! Go far beyond Silent and Live Auctions